Albany, NY - August 22, 2016 - The New York State Gaming Commission today issued temporary permits to interactive fantasy sports operators DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, FantasyDraft and Draft. These companies may resume operations immediately in New York State.
The Commission has completed a legally required thorough review of the temporary permit applications from these five companies, ensuring required consumer protections, player safeguards and advertising restrictions are in place.
“As the newly enacted law requires, the Commission regulates all aspects of interactive fantasy sports, including ensuring the operators put important consumer protections in place,” said Commission Executive Director Robert Williams. “While the Commission continues work on formal regulations for these games, these temporary permits get companies up and running in New York State while assuring resident players that safeguards are in place.”
The temporary permits are on the Commission’s web site:
The Commission continues to review permit application materials from additional operators seeking to do business in New York State. Upon approval, their permits will be available on the Commission’s web site for public inspection as well.
To learn more about interactive fantasy sports in New York State, visit: here.