Addabbo statement on court ruling on Daily Fantasy Sports

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

February 14, 2020

While the ruling from the New York Appellate Division, Third Department, was unfortunate, the legislature clearly considered fantasy sports to be a game of skill when it passed the law, and I expect the Court of Appeals to reverse the decision. While I believe this decision to be a temporary setback for fans of daily fantasy sports and companies like FanDuel and DraftKings, it has no bearing whatsoever on the legality of advancing mobile sports betting in the state of New York, and I will continue to push for New Yorkers to have a safe, legal, and convenient way to bet on sports in their own state.