John Oliver points out daily fantasy sports is very similar to gambling

Monday November 16th, 2015

FanDuel and DraftKings are currently under fire from several states who claim the daily fantasy sports sites should be regulated the same as sports gambling, and things have just gotten worse for the sites, as they are the target of the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Oliver gleefully points out that despite the sites’ constant repetition of the phrase “skill based,” the games are actually extremely similar to many forms of gambling, even in the words of their own executives, who compare daily fantasy to online poker.

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Warning: video contains some explicit language

If you do not have time to watch the entire 20-minute segment, at least skip to the 15:20 mark and see the show’s reimagined, honest ad for daily fantasy starring comedians Seth Rogen, Adam Pally and Kathryn Hahn.

– Brendan Maloy

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