ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) Daily fantasy contests like those operated by FanDuel and DraftKings face an uncertain future in New York after an appellate court ruled Thursday that a 2016 law legalizing such games violated a constitutional prohibition on gambling.
The court upheld a lower courts ruling that the Legislature unlawfully authorized the activity by classifying it as a game of skill, not chance.
Were very gratified by the decision, said attorney Neil Murray, who represents the group that brought the lawsuit. We think the integrity of the New York state Constitution has been upheld.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law in 2016 that cleared the way for companies like DraftKings and FanDuel to operate and be regulated in New Yor…
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