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Daily Fantasy Sports Websites Fight to keep NY Players

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From the article:

Daily fantasy sports websites are banned in six states, including Nevada. Schneiderman began the process in New York on Nov. 11 by sending cease-and-desist letters to the websites. He formally asked a state Supreme Court judge to shut the companies down Nov. 17.

Judge Manuel Mendez listened to arguments from attorneys representing Schneiderman, DraftKings and FanDuel during an emergency hearing in a Manhattan court on Wednesday and said afterward that he planned to rule soon on the attorney general’s request for an injunction.

The article outlines how the two competing websites have reacted differently to Schneiderman’s actions.

DraftKings, based in Massachusetts, retained high-profile attorneys David Boies and Jonathan Schiller while continuing to allow New York residents to enter their contests.

“DraftKings will continue to operate in New York while we pursue all legal options available to prevent the New York attorney general from denying our customers their right to play the games they love,” the company said in a statement.

FanDuel, based in New York City, has stopped allowing New Yorkers to play.

“We believe that this restriction is temporary and we hope to be able to offer our paid contests to New Yorkers again very soon,” FanDuel said.

The two companies say close to a million New Yorkers are registered to play on the competing websites.

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