No more March Madness: DraftKings and FanDuel have actually agreed to suspend the offering of DFS contests on NCAA games.
As the 2016 Men’s NCAA National Championship finished in spellbinding drama last night and Kris Jenkins’ sizzling, match-winning shot in the last micro-second regarding the blew our tiny small minds, this is certainly probably the last year ever that fans should be able to ramp the enjoyment up of March Madness through DFS contests.
Both DraftKings and FanDuel have voluntarily agreed this week to close the drafts on college-level and amateur sports. This follows exactly what a FanDuel spokesperson referred to as ‘months of productive conversations’ with the NCAA, as well as state legislators, during which both businesses heard their issues about the impact of dream sports on college-level and amateur athletics.
Both Indiana and Virginia, which this season became the first states to regulate DFS in the US, included provisions in their legislation that the contests ought not to be based on college tournaments.
‘It is obvious that this is an issue that matters to many different constituencies and we feel that the path that is best forward is to suspend offering these contests pending quality in the issue within state legislatures,’ said FanDuel.
‘We supported all of these efforts, and going ahead we shall earnestly help bills containing the provisions that are same. W