Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On The Court’s Decision Granting A Preliminary Injunction Barring Draftkings And Fanduel From Taking Wagers In New York

Today New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez granted the Attorney General’s motion to enjoin DraftKings and FanDuel “from doing business in the State of New York, accepting entry fees, wagers or bets from ...

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Following a court decision there is a preliminary injunction barring Draftkings and Fanduel from taking wagers in NY.

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New York, NY - December 11, 2015 - Today New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez granted the Attorney General’s motion to enjoin DraftKings and FanDuel “from doing business in the State of New York, accepting entry fees, wagers or bets from New York consumers in regards to any competition, game or contest run on” their websites.  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued the following statement in response to the decision:

"We are pleased with the decision, consistent with our view that DraftKings and FanDuel are operating illegal gambling operations in clear violation of New York law.  I have said from the beginning that my job is to enforce the law, and that is what happened today."

A copy of the decision can be found here