New York Senate approves fantasy sports, bill goes to governor’s desk

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New York Senate approves fantasy sports, bill goes to governor's desk

By David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer

June 18, 2016


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“New York fantasy sports fans rallied — with more than 100,000 emails and thousands of phone calls to legislators — and legislators heard them and responded,” FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles said in a statement. “The bill represents a thoughtful legislative process, where bi-partisanship and willingness to compromise carried the day, and we are extremely hopeful Governor Cuomo will sign this bill. We decided long ago to build FanDuel in New York because it’s the sports capital of the world and a thriving home for tech startups — a natural fit for fantasy sports. Our success is due in no small part to the people, infrastructure, partnerships and opportunities here, which very few locations in the world can offer.”

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