Are daily fantasy sports contests just gambling? | The Tylt
Are daily fantasy sports contests just gambling?
Fantasy sports is not a game of chance. There is a lot of planning, strategy, and data that go into making the right move to maximize your score. All those aspects are not part of a game of chance. There is no closing your eyes, throwing a dart at the wall and picking the player it lands on. Fantasy sports takes knowledge and strategy to succeed. It is a game of skill.
Anything that requires money to play for a chance to win money is gambling—plain and simple. You can dress it up as much as you want, but fantasy sports is gambling. Regular sports betting is considered gambling, even though there is a certain amount of knowledge and analytics in order to succeed. Fantasy sports in the same thing. It is gambling.