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Using an iPhone to Bet on Football? There's a Law-Abiding App for That

Tampa Bay's Dekoda Watson attempts a block of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Sept. 22 in Foxborough, Mass.
Tampa Bay's Dekoda Watson attempts a block of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Sept. 22 in Foxborough, Mass.Photograph by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Bookies can’t make iPhone apps to take bets, but one application that has quietly shown up inApple‘s App Store in time for football season gets pretty close. SideDraft allows users to risk real money playing daily fantasy football games. Winners are determined by the performance of individual players during a single day, rather than a full season.