“The FSTA is deeply disappointed with today’s New York lower court decision. However, we want to remind everyone that today’s ruling is not final in any way as the proceedings are just starting. In its written opinion that provides precious little analysis on the critical question, the court simply got it wrong. Fantasy sports are a game of skill.
The FSTA is also disappointed that the New York Attorney General has chosen the path of hurried litigation after years of watching daily fantasy sports thrive and entertain in New York rather than pursuing the path of common sense regulation or legislation as Massachusetts, Illinois and Florida have done. On behalf of our 312 member companies, we will continue to work with
New York legislators and lawmakers to develop common sense consumer protection measures to ensure that the millions of New Yorkers who play fantasy sports regularly can continue to enjoy the games they love.”