Lawyers from FanDuel and DraftKings went before a judge Wednesday in New York arguing against New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman’s request to bar his state’s residents from accessing daily fantasy sites. At the conclusion of the two-hour hearing, Judge Manuel Mendez declined to make a ruling, but said he would make one “very soon.”
Schneiderman, who had previously sent cease-and-desist letters to both companies, was seeking an injunction that would prevent New Yorkers from being able to place bets on FanDuel and DraftKings.
In the hearing, the state argued, as it had previously, that daily fantasy games are not games of skill but are instead left up to chance.
According to The New York Times, DraftKings closed a loophole Tuesday that previously allowed residents of states where daily fantasy is illegal to place bets on its site by using proxy servers to mask their location.
- Dan Gartland