Gaming Today quotes Jeff Ifrah as Illinois displays Ruling in favor of Daily Fantasy Sports
April 30, 2020
Jeff Ifrah, a gaming lawyer based out of Washington, D.C. who has argued previous loss recovery cases in Illinois, said it’s telling that a state Illinois’ size would use the least restrictive test in determining a game of predominant skill. Plus, he said it’s notable that Illinois went going against an attorney general’s prevailing opinion.
Those effects are more wide-ranging in the state than would be perceived at first blush. DraftKings and FanDuel’s choices to operate in Illinois before the decision was not reflective of the industry’s reticence to jump in with both feet.
“This makes a huge difference to investors, compliance officers, banks who process payments and advertisers. There were TV and print media who didn’t like ads in Illinois because of that opinion,” Ifrah said.