Tennessee attorneys suing Draft Kings, FanDuel for illegal gambling

Published: Nov. 13, 2015 at 2:52 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Mid-South law firm is suing two popular fantasy sports companies, accusing them of online gambling.

FanDuel and Draft Kings became extremely popular by letting users bet on fantasy sports teams using the statistics of real players.

Local attorneys said it amounts to online gambling, which is illegal in Tennessee.

"FanDuel and Draft Kings both said its a game of skill; however it really is a game of chance, since you're betting on players you don't control," said Frank Watson.

Tennessee law allows the loser of illegal gambling to recover money from anyone involved.

The new class action suit seeks at least $10 million for plaintiffs.

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