A Colorado attorney is taking on the $1.5 billion fantasy sports industry in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that raises a controversial question: Are these pretend sports a form of gambling? Charles E. Humphrey Jr. claims that media outlets are getting away with illegal gambling by hosting pay-to-play fantasy leagues with cash prizes. Humphrey filed his suit in federal court in New Jersey, which allows a "private attorney general" to recover half of gambling losses, with the other half going to the state.
Fantasy Sports League or Real-Life Gambling?
The National Law Journal
August 21, 2006