Players or Pawns? The Future of Fantasy Football
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William Bogot was a guest speaker at, "Players or Pawns? The Future of Fantasy Football" at an event hosted by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
Fantasy-league betting has become a multibillion-dollar
industry. But will it soon be extinct? Online daily fantasy sports sites, like
DraftKings and FanDuel, are commanding attention now and it’s nearly impossible
to watch sports on television — or go to a sporting event, for that matter —
without seeing their ads. Yet those days might be coming to an end. Those sites
and ones like them are at the center of an ongoing, sizzling public policy
debate that pits whether internet fantasy league gambling is a game of chance
or a game of skill. If it’s a game of chance, then the government would have to
step in to regulate it, or ban it outright. We discuss the future of fantasy
leagues and whether they should be legal. Also, does that type of gambling
dehumanize the athletes, who feel like disposable pawns in that money-making
game? Should fans even care?
Fox Rothschild's Bill Bogot discussed these key issues with the audience and offered insight on the future of fantasy football betting.