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Nevada memo: DraftKings described self as gambli

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 21:51:17-04
Nevada says daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel are gambling and are using the company's own words as evidence.
Nevada's office of the attorney general cited a three-year-old online "Ask Me Anything" interview on Reddit.com where it said DraftKings CEO Jason Robins compared his site to a casino and described the concept as a mashup between poker and fantasy sports.
The agency notes the remarks in a 16-page legal opinion memo issued Friday supporting the state's decision the day before ordering daily fantasy sites to get a gambling license or get out.
A transcript of the interview transcript that remains online doesn't identify Robins by name.
DraftKings and other fantasy sports sites have insisted they aren't gambling and instead skill-based games exempt under a 2006 federal law.