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 National Championship ended in spellbinding drama last night and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the ultimate micro-second regarding the blew our tiny small minds, this really is possibly the this past year 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 sports that are amateur. This follows exactly what a FanDuel spokesperson described as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, as well as state legislators, during which both businesses heard their issues about the impact of dream recreations on college-level and amateur athletics.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which in 2010 became the states that are first regulate DFS in the usa, included provisions in their legislation that the contests should not be based on university tournaments.
‘It is obvious that this is an issue that issues to a number of constituencies and we feel that the path that is best forward is to suspend offering these contests pending quality regarding the problem within state legislatures,’ stated FanDuel.
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