Commissioners: fantasy sports not gambling but needs regulation

Three US major sports league commissioners all agreed to one thing: daily fantasy sports is not gambling.

In an interview on ESPN’s Mike and Mike, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has maintained his position on fantasy sports as not gambling but suggested the fantasy organizations should have an appropriate safeguards in place “to ensure that things are fair and that fans who engage on these platforms have an opportunity to win.”

Manfred also added that he is comfortable with the legality of the games that are being offered by DraftKings as the federal law has created a certain landscape for fantasy sports.

DraftKings has become the official daily fantasy game of MLB and has extended its sponsorship with the league’s 27 team and according to Manfred fantasy sports has given the league the fan engagement that it needed.

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