Posts Tagged: Daily Fantasy Sports

Daily Fantasy Sports is a Skill Game, We Have a Study to Prove It

As the esteemed Secretary of Defense under two presidents has said:

Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we don’t know.  But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.

I don’t know what category to put DFS in.  Maybe we know that it’s a game of skill.  Maybe we know that we don’t know that it’s a game of skill.  And maybe we don’t know that we don’t know it’s a game of skill.  While Donald Rumsfeld has made it clear as mud how we can consider this known/unknown conundrum, two industrial engineers sought out to know just what we know and don’t know, and as a result, now we know, in case it was previously unknown, that DFS is a game of skill. (more…)

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Daily Fantasy Sports, A Supreme Decision

On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was unconstitutional – meaning it’s up to the states to decide whether to allow its residents to bet on sports.  This may portend big changes to Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS).

In a previous post, The U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Sports Gambling Law, we wrote about the U.S. Supreme Court case Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association which dealt with the constitutionality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) – which prohibits sports gambling.  On Monday, the Supremes issued a 7-2 decision striking down PASPA. (more…)

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