Boston Globe Quotes Jeff Ifrah On Why DraftKings Has Adopted Consumer Protection Rules
January 25, 2016
DraftKings Inc. will announce Friday that it is implementing some of the consumer protection rules proposed by Attorney General Maura Healey , including publicly identifying highly experienced players and banning third-party software that lets players quickly enter hundreds of fantasy sports lineups.
The Boston company remains opposed to some of Healey’s fantasy sports regulations, including a minimum player age of 21 and a $1,000 monthly limit on how much money most players could add to their DraftKings accounts…
“It doesn’t necessarily reflect the fact that they think those rules are the right thing to do,” said Jeff Ifrah, a lawyer who represents several smaller fantasy sports companies.
A ban on third-party software for entering multiple lineups, known in the industry as “scripts,” would cut off some product offerings from startups that have emerged to sell tools to daily fantasy sports players.
But those companies would still be able to offer software that analyzes athlete matchups, weather conditions, and other factors to help players decide which athletes to select for their lineups…