Are daily fantasy sports contests just gambling? | The Tylt
The NFL season is back, but more importantly to some, daily fantasy football is back. This online phenomenon has exploded over the last couple years with people making millions of dollars picking which players will perform best from week to week. Some people claim there is a method to the madness, using analytics to pick the best players. But there is also a strong argument that daily fantasy sports is just gambling. What do you think? 🏈 ⚾ 🏀 🏒
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.