MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You’ve probably seen fantasy football sites like FanDuel or DraftKings advertising huge cash prizes. You pay to enter, and if you win, you get paid. If you lose, you lose your money. Sounds like gambling, right? It’s not.
So, Brad from Minneapolis wants to know: Why are these sites legal? Good Question.
“There’s a distinguishing act between gambling and fantasy sports,” said Terry Kelley, a special agent with the MN Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement. “The distinguishing fact is that fantasy sports are two teams playing each other that don’t exist.”