NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is turning up the heat on a pair of daily fantasy sports websites.
Officials confirm Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking that FanDuel and DraftKings give back all the money the sites made in New York state.READ MORE: Museum Of Fine Arts To Celebrate Juneteenth With Outdoor Programs & Activities
The attorney general is asking that the money be returned to the users who lost it and that the sites pay a fine of up to $5,000 per case.
The sites took in about $200 million in fees last year from 600,000 New Yorkers.
The lawsuit is the latest salvo between Schneiderman and the increasingly popular sites.READ MORE: 'You Might Have A Hard Time': Passengers at Logan Airport Frustrated Over Limited, Expensive Parking
He has attempted to stop them from operating in New York, saying they are an illegal gambling operation.
A DraftKings official called the suit “baseless.” A FanDuel spokesman declined to comment.
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