It’s Legit: Fantasy Sports is Legal, and DraftDay Follows the Rules.
DraftDay offers fantasy sports games in compliance with federal law. Fantasy sports games are exempted under the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act as long as three criteria are met:
- All prizes and awards offered to winning participants are established and made known to the participants in advance of the game or contest and their value is not determined by the number of participants or the amount of any fees paid by participants.
- All winning outcomes reflect the relative knowledge and skill of the participants and are determined predominantly by accumulated statistical results of the performance of individuals (athletes in the case of sports events) in multiple real-world sporting or other events.
- No winning outcome is based:
- On the score, point spread, or any performance or performances of any single real world team or any combination of such teams; or
- Solely on any single performance of an individual athlete in any single real-world sporting or other event.
DraftDay follows these federal requirements for every game we offer. Unfortunately, our attorneys advised us that a handful of states (including Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, and Puerto Rico) have unclear laws or other restrictions that make the cost of doing business there too high for us. We regret we cannot accept deposits from residents of those states at this time.
You can contact us if you have additional questions.