New York Daily Fantasy Players in Game for NBA, NHL Playoffs


by Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg

Daily fantasy sports players won’t be shut out of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League playoffs after a state appeals court allowed the two biggest sites to continue operating while they fight the attorney general’s claim that they’re illegal gambling operations.

A panel of state appellate judges on Monday put a hold on a December ruling ordering DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. to stop accepting deposits from players in the state until their dispute with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is seeking an order closing the sites permanently, is resolved.

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