Illinois Attorney General Declares Daily Fantasy Is Illegal Gambling

Illinois became the eighth state to prohibit daily fantasy behemoths DraftKings and FanDuel from operating in their state, as attorney general Lisa Madigan declared that daily fantasy constitutes gambling under state law. Madigan based her interpretation on the following sections of the Illinois Criminal Code, which…

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Mayor Who Tried to Prosecute Parody Twitter Account Settles in Free Speech Lawsuit

Last year, Peoria resident Jon Daniel, 29, started a Twitter account satirizing (loosely) his city’s mayor, Jim Ardis, portraying the mayor as a hard-partying strip club patron. Ardis did not take kindly to this caricature, ordering a police raid on Daniel’s house; Daniel sued in federal court claiming civil rights…

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