DraftKings and Fan Duel Illegal Gambling

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UPDATE: HGD has settled this case and is no longer taking new clients.

Draftkings & Fanduel Lawsuit Information Center


“Heninger Garrison Davis is excited to announce that on behalf of the family members of FanDuel players, a settlement agreement was just reached. Two of our attorneys, Taylor Bartlett and Lew Garrison, have asked the Court to appoint them as class counsel. In the preliminary approval papers filed on July 29, 2021 with the District of Massachusetts, the family member plaintiffs seek approval of the settlement agreement and believe that the settlement if fair and adequate. Heninger Garrison Davis is not accepting any additional FanDuel clients at this time.”

Our DFS lawyers provide absolutely free confidential consultation and we never will charge you any fees or costs unless you first recover as a part of the Daily Fantasy Sports lawsuit. Please contact us if you, your spouse or someone you know has lost money on FanDuel or DraftKings site.

On November 18, 2015, our team of Daily Fantasy Sports lawyers filed a federal lawsuit against daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel seeking the money lost by our clients. In many states, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee, gambling debts are unenforceable and a person can file a private civil lawsuit to recover any losses sustained through gambling that is not done through a state approved lottery. Anyone who has lost money to either DraftKings or FanDuel could get their money back if gambling is illegal in their state.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Both DraftKings and FanDuel operate under the misrepresentation that their daily fantasy sports are games of skill, not chance. The websites allow players to bet on fantasy sports teams, claiming it involves skill and thus gets around gambling laws.

In many states, a scheme is considered gambling if “chance” is the dominant factor in determining the result of the game, even though the result may be affected to some degree by skill or knowledge.

A: In traditional fantasy sports leagues, people draft their teams before the season, maintaining the same core roster for months. In contrast to season-long fantasy sports, DraftKings and FanDuel accept wagers from bettors for various sporting events, such as NFL and college football teams, as well as hockey, baseball and NASCAR, using a scheme they created that assigns values (points) based upon the performance of athletes and teams. Once the games are over, DraftKings and FanDuel calculate a score and pay bettors that have the highest total number of points, minus the companies’ average cut, which is around 6.5 percent.
A: There have been recent actions against the two companies around the nation, including:
  • An FBI probe of the companies’ business models.
  • The Nevada Gaming Control Board’s order for the companies to cease operations in the state because their operations are gambling and they need a license to continue.
  • The New York Office of the Attorney General sent DraftKings and FanDuel notices to cease and desist after determining the operations constituted illegal gambling in that state.
A: If you lost money on a Daily Fantasy League website, contact our team of DraftKings lawyers and FanDuel lawyers for more information. Heninger Garrison Davis LLC is currently accepting DFS class action lawsuit cases in all 50 states. We can help answer your questions and explain your options in a free, no-obligation consultation.

A: Our Daily Fantasy League lawyers provide absolutely free confidential consultation and we never will charge you any fees or costs unless you first recover. Additionally, we are asking the Court to order DraftKings and FanDuel to pay all attorneys’ fees and costs.

A: How long do I have to file a daily fantasy league lawsuit?
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Heninger Garrison Davis LLC is aggressively investigating claims against DraftKings and FanDuel as it appears the gambling debts that they have collected are not enforceable in many states. If you or someone you know has lost money on a Daily Fantasy League website, like DraftKings or FanDuel, you may be entitled to compensation as a part of the DraftKings class action lawsuit and/or the FanDuel class action lawsuit. Please contact us for a free consultation. We do not charge any fees upfront. In fact, we will only charge attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial settlement for you. If you don’t win, we won’t get paid a legal fee. Call us today for your free case evaluation 1.800.241.9779.