On Friday morning NY Judge Manuel Mendez granted New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for a temporary injunction against DraftKings and FanDuel.
BREAKING: NY Judge blocks DraftKings and FanDuel from offering #DFS contests in NY for duration of case; grants preliminary injunction to AG
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) December 11, 2015
The ruling gives the two companies 30 days to exit the state (FanDuel had already done so well before the ruling was issued), and unless the ruling is overturned on appeal, the two companies will have to wait until the case is resolved in court before they can once again serve the New York market, or perhaps pin their hopes on the New York legislature passing a DFS authorization bill.
Here are a couple of in depth columns explaining what’s going on.
DraftKings and FanDuel have already filed their appeals, and according to reports they will be heard today – it’s unclear if there will be a ruling today.
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