New York Officially Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports, DraftKings and FanDuel Can Operate Again
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the fantasy sports bill yesterday, officially delivering the good news that fantasy sports enthusiasts had been waiting on for months…
Fantasy football is back, baby!!!
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins posted a letter to confirm the news and thank fans for staying loyal and waiting out the process:
“We are thrilled Governor Cuomo has signed the fantasy sports bill and we thank him for his support of this important legislation. We are excited to have our DraftKings contests return to New York and bring the fun and excitement of DFS back to our fans. We would like to thank our hundreds of thousands of New York supporters for their passion and loyalty over the past several months. Your hard work and efforts have made an incredible difference.
“We extend our sincere thanks to the members of the legislature who worked to make this happen, especially Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, who provided tireless leadership on this legislation. We also greatly appreciate the thoughtful leadership of Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Speaker Carl Heastie, and Governor Andrew Cuomo. It is because of their hard work and collaboration that fantasy sports are returning to New York this football season.
“On behalf of everyone at DraftKings, we look forward to welcoming New Yorkers back and are excited that fans in some of the greatest sports towns in the world will once again be playing the fantasy sports contests they love.”
– Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings
This is huge news for sports fans not only in New York, but in the entire country. The passing of this bill eliminates that black cloud of doubt that has followed the daily fantasy industry since its inception.