NY judge shuts down daily fantasy sports in state; companies to appeal

Daily fantasy sports companies seek gambling approval abroad

By Michael Erman and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York judge on Friday ruled that the leading daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings must cease operating in the state, in what could be a crippling blow to the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar industry. New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez granted an injunction sought by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after hearing arguments last month over whether daily fantasy sports games amounted to illegal games of chance or lawful ones involving skill.

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