Delaware Attorney General Matthew Dean has sent cease-and-desist letters to daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators active in the US state ordering them to stop offering paid-for competitions to consumers.
According to the Associated Press news agency, the state’s Department of Justice formally notified DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo that their real-money contests are not currently permitted under Delaware law.
Each operator has also been requested to add Delaware to its list of jurisdictions in which players are not legally permitted to take part in paid-for competitions.
The move comes after the Department of Justice in March notified the Delaware gaming regulatory body that real-money DFS was not permitted under state law, but initially opted against taking legal action due to pending legislation.
However, the legislature adjourned last week without considering a law that would allow for such contests in the state, and the Department of Justice was able to send out the formal notices.
Delaware remains just one of three states, along with Nevada and New Jersey, that currently offers legal online gambling services in the US.
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