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Current Event November 20, 2015

Debate: Are Fantasy Sports Gambling?


Millions of people play fantasy sports, drafting teams and winning and losing real money. Regulators in Nevada decided they think fantasy sports companies are actually gambling operations. Fantasy league websites like DraftKings and FanDuel can no longer operate in Nevada without gaming licenses. New York is taking a look at allegations of insider trading and Washington lawmakers are now paying attention. This may lead to a Congressional hearing and regulations for these companies. Listen to this story and have your students debate whether fantasy teams are gambling companies. Do they think fantasy sports should be regulated?

Sports Law

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National Public Radio © 2015 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 10/16/2015


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