FanDuel wins big victory for daily fantasy sports’ legality

District court claims the fantasy site was not a “winner” under the Illinois Loss Recovery Act

At this point, even if most people don’t play fantasy sports, they at least know what it is: You pick a team for the entire season based on real-life players, you make trades within your league, and you get made fun of by your peers if you finish in last place. It’s that simple.

However, daily fantasy sports are slightly different. You only select a team for a given day, and often, you pay an entry fee to compete against others for a daily grand prize. For many websites such as, daily fantasy games are the lifeblood of their company.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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