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Fantasy Player Sues Sites, Claiming Fraud

Says he was 'induced' into betting 'because it was supposed to be a fair game of skill.'

Fantasy sports companies FanDuel and DraftKings are coming under further pressure as a player in Kentucky accused them of negligence and fraud in a lawsuit. 

Adam Johnson, a daily fantasy player from Jefferson County, says in the suit that players were “fraudulently induced into placing money onto DraftKings because it was supposed to be a fair game of skill without the potential for insiders to use non-public information to compete against them.” The suit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York and seeks class action status, asks for a jury trial and requests that the companies pay damages with interest while also changing their practices to make sure employees don’t benefit from inside information.