It seems like we can’t turn on a game anymore without instantly seeing an ad for a daily fantasy sports site. They are in fact a big part of the current fan experience–and the big college conferences aren’t too happy about the promotion of daily betting on games.
It was revealed in an interview on Saturday with Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott that the five big college football conferences have sent letters to the two big DFSs–FanDuel and DraftKings–urging them to stop offering college games.
FOX Sports writer Stewart Mandel broke the news via Twitter:
Speaking at halftime, Larry Scott says the Power 5 commissioners have sent letters to FanDuel and DraftKings asking to stop college games.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 20, 2015
We’re guessing that the Power 5 are trying to deter students from gambling on college sports. But with how much money college football rakes in these days, it’s a bit hard to think they have a legit arguement. Not to mention the huge business that daily fantasy sports sites have grown into.
According LegalSportsReport.com this letter has not been published online, and it’s unclear as to if it will be made available for public viewing.
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