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Danny Woodhead

Sam Mellinger: With big bucks at stake, daily fantasy leagues blur distinction between games, gambling

If you'll pardon the mangled cliche here, it turns out that a sports revolution is being televised during commercial breaks. The same factors that are shaping change in every other part of our lives technology, sure, but also money and power are shifting the ground beneath the metaphorical feet of sports fans and leagues. This has been obvious in many ways for many years, but so far mostly in the form of how fans can access and analyze their favorite teams and sports. Now, it is taking gambling or at least what appears to be gambling, and more on the distinction in a minute into the open. State and federal laws are being rewritten and reexamined. Billions of dollars and the attention...