Playing daily fantasy sports is a crapshoot, or at least that’s what New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman is arguing. To illustrate his point in a recent court filing, Schneiderman used an example that must have driven the man in question to his wits’ end.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Schneiderman wrote that one FanDuel player was set to win a $50,000 tournament until the Bears lined up in the victory formation and Jay Cutler took a knee. The lost rushing yard cost the player .1 fantasy points, and knocked him down to second place (a measly $30,000 prize).
Schneiderman is arguing that daily fantasy can’t be considered a game of skill because the Cutler example shows that his fantasy owners have “no more influence over the hoped-for outcome that he does over the weather.”
It’s a solid argument, but it’s not gonna get that guy his $20,000.
- Dan Gartland