Alabama AG: Paid online fantasy sports sites are illegal

[CBS News]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s attorney general says online fantasy sports betting sites are illegal according to state law.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Tuesday that his office has reviewed state gambling laws and issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel. Strange says the websites have until May 1 to stop offering daily paid contests in Alabama.

Strange says an activity is considered illegal gambling if a person bets anything of value on a contest of chance to win a prize, even when skill is part of the betting process.

Strange says Alabama and 11 other states have declared paid daily fantasy sports contests illegal.

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