No More Sleeper Fantasy Sports Pick'em Model in Massachusetts

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Feb/28/2024

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office sent cease-and-desist letters to ten DFS operators in the state, among them the popular daily fantasy sports site Sleeper.  These DFS sites pick'em model too closely resembles player prop bets and parlays offered by sites like BetUS.

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Who Got the Dreaded MA AG Letter?

    BoomFantasy
    OwnersBox
    Parlay Play
    RealTime Fantasy Sports
    Sleeper
    Splash Sports
    Talid Sports, d/b/a Chalkboard Fantasy Sports
    Two Nine Sports, d/b/a StatHero
    Vivid Picks
    Yahoo! Daily Fantasy Sports

Two of the bigger DFS sites have opted to switch over to a new model that some users may not find as appealing.  The new product does not resembled sports betting as closely perhaps.

“In consultation with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, we’ve moved to our peer-to-peer pick’em product in Massachusetts,” Underdog Fantasy vice president of government affairs and partnerships Stacie Stern said in a statement.

PrizePicks issued a statement with its future plans.

“PrizePicks has reached an agreement with regulators in Massachusetts to offer our peer-to-peer Arena game starting March 8th. We appreciate the Massachusetts regulators willingness to work with us to make sure PrizePicks members and fantasy sports fans have no interruptions in their access to our contests,” a company spokesperson said.

Sleeper is unique in that it also offers League of Legends eSports contests.

What Sleeper Says?

"Sleeper's mission is to connect people over sports. We're building a digital playground for sports fans and their friends to hang out together. We believe what truly makes sports so special in our lives is its ability to strengthen bonds between the people we care about."

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

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