Not So Fast, New York: DraftKings Says It’s Still Able To Operate In New York State

draftkingsEarlier this morning, a New York Supreme Court judge granted the state’s temporary injunction against DraftKings and FanDuel, blocking the daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites from doing business in the state, pending the outcome of the state’s lawsuit against them. However, DraftKings says it was able to hold off this injunction, allowing the site to remain in operation in the Empire State for the time being.

UPDATE: A rep for FanDuel confirms to Consumerist that it is also covered by the stay, meaning both sites will remain in operation in New York, pending their appeal.

According to David Boies, DraftKing’s legal eagle, the site filed a notice of appeal immediately after the injunction was granted. DraftKings also filed an expedited motion to stay the Court’s decision, pending that appeal.

“This immediate stay was granted, so we will remain fully operational in New York,” says Boies in a statement. “We look forward to a full and fair hearing and are confident we will demonstrate clearly to the Court why we should be able to continue to offer our DFS games in New York permanently.”

Boies says the company has been talking to state legislators in New York about a potential resolution that would allow DFS sites to continue doing business with New York residents.

We’ve reached out to the office of New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for comment, but have not yet heard back. We also do not yet know how long the stay might remain in effect.

If we receive any more information, we will update.

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