Poll: Most NYers say fantasy sports are illegal

Posted at 8:23 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 20:23:08-05

A new poll shows two-thirds of New York voters agree with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that daily fantasy sports games constitute gambling and are illegal in the state.

The Siena College poll of 822 registered voters found 66 percent agree with Schneiderman while 34 percent believe the games are mainly skill-based and legal.

Schneiderman has sued market dominators DraftKings and FanDuel to stop them from taking New Yorkers' entry fees.

The companies estimate they have 2.5 million to 3.5 million players in New York who choose teams of athletes and can win depending on how they perform collectively.

The Siena poll has a margin of error of four percentage points.




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