- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of gambling laws at a hearing on how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate in New York.

State Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez will hear arguments Wednesday by lawyers for DraftKings and FanDuel and the state’s attorney general.

Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) wants to stop the companies from doing business in the state. He says in court papers the contests are games of chance that depend on future events that bettors can’t control. He says they violate gambling laws outlined in both penal law and the state’s Constitution.

The companies counter in their filings that fantasy sports are games of skill in which players pay entry fees, not bets. They’re asking Mendez to stop Schneiderman’s attempts to shut them down.


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