No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
As the 2016 Men’s NCAA National Championship finished in spellbinding drama last night and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the last micro-second of the blew our tiny small minds, this is certainly probably the a year ago ever that fans should be able to ramp the enjoyment up 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 described as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, also state legislators, during which both companies heard their issues about the impact of dream recreations on college-level and athletics that are amateur.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which this present year became the first states to regulate DFS in america, included provisions within their legislation that the contests must not be based on college competitions.
‘It is obvious that this is an issue that things to many different constituencies and we feel that the best path forward is to suspend offering these contests pending resolution regarding the issue within state legislatures,’ said FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going ahead we shall actively support bills containing the same provisions. We are ple Continue reading DraftKings and FanDuel consent with NCAA to Suspend Amateur and College Sports Contests