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Old 05-06-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
The IRS
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Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

Why couldn't this be done:

DraftKings offers new daily fantasy handicap contests! Simple straightforward daily fantasy contests with none of the time-consuming roster selection of regular daily fantasy contests! Simply pick your group of players, choose a handicap, and if another player likes the other side of your daily fantasy contest proposition and agrees to enter, if your players earn more daily fantasy points, collect your cash!

Contest A:
[List all Patriots players here] points scored

vs.
[List all Falcons players here] points scored +
Plus a handicap you choose!
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

The law is something about having to pull players from different games.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:04 AM   #3
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Re: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

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Originally Posted by Sabaneta View Post
The law is something about having to pull players from different games.
This is one interpretation of the law. There is some debate.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:21 PM   #4
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Re: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

Couldn't this be a way to offer legal player props?

Contest A:[List all non QB Steelers players here plus Matt Ryan] points scored

vs.[List all non QB Steelers players here plus Tom Brady] points scored +
Plus a handicap you choose!
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Old 05-13-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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Re: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

I don't think you understand how laws really work.

There isn't clearly defined case law for every possible interpretation that delineates relevant tests/precedent/etc. One good way to go from "maybe legal" to "100% totally illegal" is doing what you just suggested.

Compare DK and FD if you want to understand what I'm talking about in terms of what I mean by debate.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:47 AM   #6
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Re: Daily Fantasy Sports Betting

I guess the real question is, suppose someone (such as a casino) tries this in NJ/PA or some state which wants to legalize, and pays off the relevant folks to ensure there is no state action. In all other aspects the business is run in a legitimate manner. At this point do the feds bother?
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