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Fantasy Sports Sites FanDuel And DraftKings Banned In New York

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Two popular fantasy sports sites, FanDuel and DraftKings, have been ordered to stop accepting bets in the state of New York as of Tuesday.

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman ordered the two sites to stop accepting bets in New York because they violate New York state laws about gambling, according to The New York Times. A DraftKings employee told Time that there are over 500,000 customers in the state of New York.

The New York attorney general’s office allegedly began investigating the sites after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 on the rival site FanDuel. (RELATED: Did DraftKings Employee Use Insider Information To Win An Insane Amount of Money?)

ESPN reporter Darren Rovell expanded on the situation in a series of tweets.

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