Fielding a Daily Fantasy Sports Team Is No Different Than Playing Online Poker

Websites Like DraftKings and FanDuel Bear All the Hallmarks of Gambling—Including Addiction

Tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship will also crown the champion in millions of fantasy pools. As the nation gets ready for the excitement or frustration that this game will bring, let me tell you about my firsthand experience with fantasy sports—which I not only play, but also study. Fantasy sports are a type of online game where people assemble virtual teams of real-life players and compete against other virtual teams based on statistical performances. While money’s often involved, these games are not technically seen as gambling in the eyes of …

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