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Hawaii AG declares that daily fantasy is indeed gambling

And by "gambling", the attorney general means "illegal."
Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola
January 28, 2016
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Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin issued an official opinion on Thursday arguing that daily fantasy sports, like DraftKings and Fanduel, constitute gambling under Hawaiian law. "Gambling generally occurs under Hawaii law when a person stakes or risks something of value upon a game of chance or upon any future contingent event not under the person's control," Chin wrote, "The technology may have changed, but the vice has not."

Five other state attorney generals -- including Texas, New York and Nevada -- have already come out in opposition of daily fantasy sports (DFS). 20 states in total are considering legislative remedies to the issue while Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington have already banned the games outright.

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