Sorry, LL readers: Your days of making a mint off of Kirk Cousins may soon be at an end. District Attorney General Karl Racine tells LL that his office is looking into whether ubiquitous daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings are breaking any District laws.
“We are in the process of reviewing their conduct,” Racine says.
In addition to being a terrible way to bet your money, DraftKings and FanDuel have faced crackdowns from attorneys general in Illinois, New York, and Texas.
Racine’s Office of the Attorney General has reached out to both FanDuel and DraftKings. More worryingly for the daily fantasy sites, OAG is also talking with the attorneys general who have moved against the businesses.“We have not yet determined whether FanDuel and DraftKings are indeed engaged in illegal gambling activity, number one,” Racine says. “Nor have we yet determined whether other District laws including consumer protection laws have been violated.”
Both FanDuel and DraftKings declined to comment on OAG’s review.
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