Is it Legal?
Are the games on Sports Draft Daily legal?
Sports Draft Daily uses the exact same rules as any other season long fantasy sports game, with the only difference being that our games last only a day or a week. In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was established and in it there is specific carve out language that states fantasy sports is considered a game of skill, not chance, and therefore received an exemption. There are three specific criteria that need to be met under this law:
- 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.
- The winning outcomes cannot be based on the final score, point spread, or the performance of any individual athlete in any single real-world sporting event or any other event.
The laws pertaining to fantasy sports vary by which state a participant resides. At this time, the majority of states consider fantasy sports a game of skill and it is therefore completely legal for those residents to play. There are, however, a few states in which the laws are not completely clear, and therefore we cannot offer paid entry games to the residents of the following states: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, and Vermont.
Sports Draft Daily takes the legal status of our games very seriously and will do everything we can to ensure compliance with the existing Federal and State laws.