I’m no longer alone.
For a while there, I seemed to be the only person on the face of the earth who was expressing his skepticism about daily fantasy sports. But then reports started to surface about hinkiness within the industry, and now the eyes peering at the games have grown so jaundiced that daily fantasy has gotten the Daily Show treatment.
It’s gratifying to see that Trevor Noah and company have identified daily fantasy as an entity steeped in enough hypocrisy and dishonesty that they feel it merits a lampoon on the show. The only problem with that result is the possibility that people will just take it all as a big joke and not understand the seriousness of the issue.
Fortunately, it’s not just New York state’s attorney general who’s interested in what’s going on there anymore. Nevada has indicated that it is going to treat daily fantasy as gambling (as several other states have already been doing). And now word has it that the DOJ and FBI are gearing up to look into the situation; perhaps even Congress will start holding hearings.
Hey, guys–you don’t think what you do is gambling? You want to talk about a real game of skill? Try getting off the hook once the Feds come knocking on your door. That’s dealing with another house that almost always wins.