We want to let you know that you will now see golf contests available in the FanDuel lobby, but they will – unfortunately – not be available to New York users. While we are very excited about offering fantasy golf, we are currently unable to offer these contests to users in New York because the New York Gaming Commission has not yet authorized fantasy sports operators to launch paid contests for sports they did not offer prior to November 2015. Until the New York Gaming Commission finalizes the regulations with a process that allows us to offer new sports to users located in the state, we will block paid entries in new sports.
We are disappointed for our New York users that the New York Gaming Commission has taken the position that it cannot authorize fantasy sports operators to launch paid contests for sports they did not offer prior to November 2015 under the temporary license. We do not believe the temporary permitting process was intended to preclude New York users from being able to participate in fantasy contests that comply with the New York statute. We hope to resolve this issue soon so we can offer the same product innovations to our New York users that are enjoyed by sports fans around the country, and begin generating additional tax revenue for the state from these contests.