No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
As the 2016 Men’s NCAA National Championship finished in spellbinding drama yesterday evening and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the ultimate micro-second regarding the blew our tiny small minds, this really is probably the this past year ever that fans should be able to ramp up the enjoyment 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 just what a FanDuel spokesperson called ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, also state legislators, during which both organizations heard their concerns about the impact of fantasy 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 america, included provisions inside their legislation that the contests must not be based on university tournaments.
‘It is obvious that this is an issue that things to a variety of constituencies and we feel that the path that is best forward is to suspend offering these contests pending resolution regarding the issue within state legislatures,’ stated FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going ahead we are going to actively suppor