The attorney general in New York may have won the battle against Fanduel in the courts, but the company is doing all they can to win the war.
Less than three days after Schneiderman sent letters to DraftKings and FanDuel, the two DFS companies fired back with petitions arguing illegal interference with their business operations and actions that would cause irreparable harm.
In its petition, DraftKings called Schneiderman's order to cease taking business from customers in New York a "shocking overreach."
"He has unleashed an irresponsible, irrational and illegal campaign to destroy a legitimate industry," the filing said.
Lawyers for both DraftKings and FanDuel spent most of their case arguing over Schneiderman's assertion that daily fantasy was a game of chance and therefore illegal.
I find it odd that the lottery is legal, but something like DK can be considered illegal. The company isn't against taxes to help give back and help protect/regulate the game, so what is the problem?