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Texas Attorney General Declares Daily Fantasy Illegal Gambling, And The End Is Nigh

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion today that daily fantasy sports constitutes illegal gambling under Texas law. “It is prohibited gambling in Texas if you bet on the performance of a participant in a sporting event and the house takes a cut,” he said in a statement. “Paid daily ‘fantasy sports’…

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Daily Fantasy Partners Names The NBA, Jerry Jones, And More (UPDATE)

A new class-action lawsuit against companies who partnered with daily fantasy companies DraftKings and FanDuel has been filed and names the NBA, NHL, and MLB, groups led by Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, and James Dolan, in addition to media companies, credit card companies, and banks in the suit. SI reports that Antonio…

Pierre Garçon Is Leading A Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel On Behalf Of NFL Players

On Friday Pierre Garçon filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Maryland against FanDuel on behalf of all the NFL players whose likenesses and names the site uses, he says, without proper permission. FanDuel has marketing agreements with 15 NFL teams, including Washington, who was one of the first teams to sign one.…

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The Gambling Cop Who Outshined Basketball Royalty

Editors’ note: On initial publication, this post consisted of a reprint of Pete Axthelm’s 1967 Sports Illustrated story “When The Real McGuire Stood Up.” After publication, we were made aware that a permission given by Axthelm’s family to reprint his work did not extend to this article, as we had mistakenly believed.…

WNBA Refs Award Made Basket For Shot That Clearly Did Not Enter Basket

In case you were wondering, there are people who actually wager on WNBA games. And some of those people were likely paying very close attention to the final minutes of last night’s Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream game, because referees awarded Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne a basket that did not even come close to going in.