Illinois AG: FanDuel, DraftKings Are Illegal Gambling

FanDuel and DraftKings are still operating in Illinois

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has ruled that FanDuel and DraftKingsdaily fantasy sports are illegal gambling.

fanduel-draftkingsDraftKings and FanDuel are looking for legal action and want a court to rule in on the legality of daily fantasy sports in Illinois. Until a court decision is made, both companies are planning to continue their operations in the state, reports Reuters.

“In light of the opinion, we expect that both FanDuel and DraftKings will amend their terms of use to include Illinois as an additional state whose residents are not eligible to participate in the contests,” Attorney General Madigan told Reuters.

FanDuel and DraftKings have both argued against calling daily fantasy sports illegal gambling. The two companies instead claim that they are games of skill and not luck.

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