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Is Daily Fantasy Sports A Form Of Gambling? New Rutgers Study Seems To Imply It Is

Steve Ruddock, June 14, 2017
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Daily fantasy sports is like gambling.

That’s the conclusion one will come to after reviewing Rutgers Center For Gambling Studies‘ recent report: The Prevalence of Online and Land‐Based Gambling in New Jersey, Nower, L., Volberg, R.A. & Caler, K.R. (2017).
Of course, whether DFS sites like DraftKings and FanDuel are empirically or legally a form of gambling is a conversation for courts and state legislatures.
“Whether or not DFS is gambling is beyond the scope of this report,” the researchers note. However, the report clearly shows DFS players exhibit many of the same traits as traditional gamblers (and have a high crossover rate).


That’s not the best news for the DFS industry.

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