DraftKings, FanDuel try to keep daily fantasy sports in NY
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel have asked a New York judge for a temporary restraining order to block the state attorney general's attempt to shut them down.
In separate complaints in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday, FanDuel and DraftKings asked a judge for an injunction, arguing that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wrongly characterized their businesses as illegal gambling operations.
Now, Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel have asked Justice Manuel Mendez for a restraining order to stop Schneiderman until they can present their case, arguing they face "irreparable harm."
DraftKings says it has 375,000 New Yorkers among about 2.5 million total players.
FanDuel says it has over 1 million users, with "hundreds of thousands" in New York whose deposits it's been unable to process since Friday.