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DraftKings Applies for UK Gambling License

DraftKings Applies for UK Gambling License

by | Jun 17, 2015 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the largest US-based Daily Fantasy Sports sites, DraftKings, has recently applied for a UK remote gambling license making it inevitable that the company will begin accepting customers from the United Kingdom shortly. 

Daily Fantasy Sports is already picking up across Europe where companies are offering products related to Fantasy Soccer.

LegalSportsReport.com question how the DraftKings application might be perceived by lawmakers in the US:

One interesting sub-story of the application is how the UK license might impact the ongoing conversation in the U.S. regarding whether or not daily fantasy sports constitute gambling.

After all, it becomes trickier to claim a product isn’t gambling when you’re required by a relatively parallel jurisdiction to apply for a gambling license in order to operate in said jurisdiction.

– Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com