Yesterday, a fantasy sports bill in New York passed a key Senate Committee and our CEO Nigel Eccles released the following statement:
“We’ve been working around the clock with lawmakers in our home state of New York to introduce a bill that will ensure fantasy sports are permitted in the state and provide consumer protections for players. FanDuel has been headquartered in New York for five years, employs more than 170 people here and is committed to bringing fantasy sports back to New Yorkers, who have made their voices heard over these last few months. Although there is still work to be done, a bill introduced in both chambers and now passing a key Senate committee is a major step towards our goal. On behalf of the legions of New Yorkers who love fantasy sports and the many sports tech companies who are proud to call New York home, we thank the bill sponsors for their leadership and hope the legislature will act to ensure fantasy sports are here to stay in New York.” – Nigel Eccles, CEO and co-founder, FanDuel.