Strange: ‘FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal in Alabama’

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Aaron Goldstein
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Strange: ‘FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal in Alabama’

You would think that the state of Alabama would have more to worry about than DraftKings and FanDuel in the wake of a scandal involving its Governor caught up in a messy extra-marital affair.

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Attorney General Luther Strange released the following statement Tuesday:

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange today announced that he has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel after reviewing Alabama’s gambling statutes and determining that paid daily fantasy sports contests constitute illegal gambling. DraftKings and FanDuel have until May 1, 2016, to cease offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in Alabama.

“As Attorney General, it is my duty to uphold Alabama law, including the laws against illegal gambling,” Attorney General Strange said. “Daily fantasy sports operators claim that they operate legally under Alabama law. However, paid daily fantasy sports contests are in fact illegal gambling under Alabama law.”

Alabama is the latest in a series of states claiming Daily Fantasy Sports contests to be illegal or otherwise calling for some type of regulations a la Massachusetts, home of DraftKings.

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- Aaron Goldstein,

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