New York Daily Fantasy Sports Suit

In White v Cuomo, the New York courts are asked to decide whether New York’s Interactive Fantasy Sports law, which authorized and regulated daily fantasy sports games for the first time in New York, violates the New York Constitution’s ban on “gambling.” On this page, I’ve collected all of the information you need to keep up to date with the case as it proceeds before Supreme Court (the trial level in NY), the Appellate Division (the intermediate appellate level), and the Court of Appeals (New York’s top court).

So far, the trial court has held that the IFS law violates the New York Constitution’s ban on gambling, but held that the Legislature was within its power to decriminalize the games. Both the State and plaintiffs have appealed, and the case is now pending before the Appellate Division, Third Department.


New York Judge Denies State’s Motion to Dismiss Suit Challenging Constitutionality of New York’s DFS Law

New York DFS Lawsuit Update: Plaintiffs Seek Summary Judgment that DFS Law Violates New York’s Constitutional Ban on Gambling

NY DFS Suit: NY Judge Holds Daily Fantasy Sports Law Violates NY’s Constitutional Ban on Gambling, and the State Could Appeal Directly to the Court of Appeals Right Now

NY DFS Suit Update: State Appeals Order Declaring Daily Fantasy Sports Unconstitutional, Plaintiffs Seek Reargument

NY Daily Fantasy Sports Suit: State’s Opening Brief Makes a Strong Pitch that the Legislature Rationally Determined that DFS is Not “Gambling” Under the NY Constitution

NY Daily Fantasy Sports Suit: Plaintiffs Argue that a Rose is a Rose and DFS is Gambling, Notwithstanding the Legislature’s Attempt to Say Otherwise

New York Daily Fantasy Sports Suit: The Amici Bring an Interesting Twist to Whether DFS Violates the NY Constitution’s Ban on Gambling

New York Daily Fantasy Sports Suit: What Happens When an Amicus Isn’t Actually a Friend of the Court

Case Documents

Supreme Court, Albany County

Appellate Division, Third Department


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