FANALYTICS: This game is illegal

According to the Powers That Be, daily fantasy games are perfectly legal. They are games of skill; they are not gambling.

If only it was that cut and dried.

Back in 2005, I introduced a game called Quint-Inning. It was a fantasy contest built around a single major league game. It contained most of the same elements that are a part of today's daily games.

But Quint-Inning is illegal.

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