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Are Daily Fantasy Sports Legal? by Professor I. Nelson Rose

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Technology is speeding up changes in the world of gaming. It took almost two centuries for poker to evolve from Straight Poker – five paper cards dealt face down with no draw – to Internet Hold ‘Em linking players using computers in different states and even on different continents. Decades passed before three-reel mechanical slot machines were replaced by electro-mechanical gaming devices; then decades more before those made way for 100% computerized video games with virtual reels, and online slots with no physical cabinets at all. Even bingo took years to evolve from a game played with beans on hard cardboard cards, to printed papers daubed with ink markers, to linked machines that are almost indistinguishable from slot machines.

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