Statement From The Office Of The Attorney General On Legal Action Against Illegal Sports Gambling Websites

NEW YORK – The following statement was issued today by Damien LaVera, Communications Director for Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman:

“The Attorney General's job is to enforce New York State law, and the law here is clear. Online sports gambling sites are illegal in New York. DraftKings and FanDuel are operating illegal sports betting websites under New York law, causing the same kinds of social and economic harms as other forms of illegal gambling. As a result, our office issued a cease and desist letter to stop them from violating state law by accepting bets from people in New York. Because both companies have refused to follow the law in our state, we will take action to enforce state law."

For more information on the cease and desist letters sent to DraftKings and FanDuel, click here.

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