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Oregon man files class-action lawsuit against daily fantasy websites FanDuel and DraftKings

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A Polk County man has filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Portland against daily fantasy websites FanDuel and DraftKings.

The lawsuit alleges the websites are operating illegal online sports betting in Oregon. It also accuses the websites of fraud, saying employees of the websites participated in the games.

Brandon Peck is bringing the lawsuit on behalf of himself and more than 100 other players who have lost money to the websites.

Peck’s attorney says if a judge certifies the class, thousands could join the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks a cease and desist for FanDuel and DraftKings and for people who lost money while playing on the websites to receive their money back.

As the popularity of daily fantasy websites has grown rapidly over the last year, so has scrutiny.

New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit in December to stop the fantasy websites from operating in the state, alleging the companies are operating illegal operations.

Nevada’s gaming control board ordered both sites to shut down in October, saying they need a gambling license to operate in the state.

The attorney general in Illinois issued an opinion in December that fantasy betting sports are illegal gambling in the state.

Both sites sponsor professional sports leagues and teams.

Through a national agreement with the NBA, FanDuel has an advertising agreement with the Trail Blazers.

“The Trail Blazers sponsor and advertising relationship with FanDuel remains unchanged,” team spokesperson Michael Lewellen said in a written statement. “We are aware of the lawsuit filing, and will continue to monitor this situation as it develops.”

There are currently no court dates set for the case.

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