No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
Whilst the 2016 Men’s NCAA nationwide Championship ended in spellbinding drama last night and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the last micro-second for the blew our tiny little minds, this is most likely the last year ever that fans should be able to ramp up the enjoyment of March Madness through DFS contests.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel have voluntarily agreed this week to close the drafts on college-level and amateur sports. This follows just what a FanDuel spokesperson referred to as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, along with state legislators, during which both organizations heard their concerns about the impact of fantasy activities on college-level and athletics that are amateur.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which this season became the first states to regulate DFS in the US, included provisions in their legislation that the contests should not be based on college tournaments.
‘It is obvious that this is an issue that issues to a variety of constituencies and we feel that the path that is best forward is to suspend offering these contests pending quality on the problem within state legislatures,’ said FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going forward we shall earnestly support bills containing the provisions that are same. 続きを読む DraftKings and FanDuel Agree with NCAA to Suspend Amateur and College Sports Contests