By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

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.

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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.

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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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