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Fantasy sports contests constitutional in NYS, court rules

Three mobile phones with sports fantasy on them.
NFL.com

New York's highest court ruled Tuesday that fantasy sports contests like those run by FanDuel and DraftKings are allowed under the state constitution, turning back a challenge to the popular games.

The state Court of Appeals reversed an appeals court's decision last year that found daily fantasy sports violated the state constitution's ban on gambling.

The games allow players to assemble a roster of athletes in a sport, using individuals performance statistics to determine the winner.

The lawsuit was brought several years ago and did not target mobile sports betting, which began in New York earlier this year.

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