No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have actually agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
While the 2016 Men’s NCAA nationwide Championship ended in spellbinding drama yesterday evening and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the ultimate micro-second regarding the blew our tiny little minds, that is possibly the last 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 what a FanDuel spokesperson referred to as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, along with state legislators, during which both companies heard their concerns about the effect of dream activities on college-level and athletics that are amateur.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which this present year became the states that are first regulate DFS in the usa, included provisions inside their legislation that the contests must not be based on college tournaments.
‘It is clear that this is an issue that things to a variety of constituencies and we feel that the best path forward is to suspend offering these contests pending quality in the problem within state legislatures,’ stated FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going ahead we shall earnestly support bills containing the s