Cuomo Signs Law to Bring Fantasy Sports Back to New York
As many of us know, in March, some fantasy sports sites stopped operation in the state of New York due to unforeseen circumstances. Well, now they will be back!
I'll admit, I haven't really been into fantasy sports in some while. Actually, I did fantasy baseball 8 years ago or so, but that was the extent of it. Don't get me wrong- I love sports and all, but it just wasn't for me. However, I had a large group of friends who were actually very, very P-O'ed about it.
What I never seemed to understand, and really still don't, is that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had linked online fantasy sports to illegal gambling. How? A game based on chance. It's not as if there is fantasy WWE.
Governor Cuomo has, however, passed a law that dubs fantasy sports a 'game of skill' which will resolve any type of question brought up to Schniederman's point. Both DraftKings and FanDuel will pick back up in NYS just in time for football season!