December 23, 2015 / 11:29 PM / 4 years ago

Illinois AG says daily fantasy sports contests constitute 'gambling'

A DraftKings logo is displayed on a board inside of the DFS Players Conference in New York November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

(Reuters) - The daily fantasy sports contests offered by FanDuel and Draftkings constitute "gambling" under Illinois law, the state's Attorney General said. (

Leading daily fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings earlier in December won a temporary reprieve allowing them to keep operating in New York through the New Year, reversing an order by a state judge to close the businesses in the state.

Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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