No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
Even though the 2016 Men’s NCAA nationwide Championship ended in spellbinding drama yesterday and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the last micro-second associated with the blew our tiny little minds, this will be possibly the a year ago ever that fans will be able to ramp up the satisfaction 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 what a FanDuel spokesperson referred to as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, also state legislators, during which both businesses heard their concerns about the impact of fantasy sports on college-level and amateur athletics.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which this present year became the first states to regulate DFS in america, included provisions in their legislation that the contests should not be based on college tournaments.
‘It is clear that this is an issue that matters to many different constituencies and we feel that the best course forward is to suspend offering these contests pending quality in the issue within state legislatures,’ said FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going ahead we will actively support bills containing the provisions that are same. We are pl Continue reading “DraftKings and FanDuel consent with NCAA to Suspend Amateur and College Sports Contests”