Del. attorney general orders DFS operators to back off

Del. attorney general orders DFS operators to back off

July 11, 2016 11:28 AM
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Delaware’s attorney general has ordered daily fantasy sports operators to back off, telling them the state does not allow them to charge players to play, or players to win monetary prizes.

The Department of Justice formally notified DraftKings Inc., FanDuel Inc., and Yahoo! Inc.  that their respective fantasy sports activities are not allowed in Delaware without passage of authorizing legislation.

DOJ had initially notified state regulators in March that such games were not permitted under Delaware law, and that state agencies shared the information with certain companies.

Authorities said they initially refrained from taking formal action because of pending legislation. Formal notices were sent after the legislature adjourned without considering a bill that would allow online fantasy sports betting.