Frontline: The Fantasy Sports Gamble

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Tuesday, February 9 at 10pm

Over the past several years, daily fantasy sports have become big business, with fans betting an estimated $2.6 billion in 2015. Critics say the practice — which has helped some sports fans translate their love of the game into big bucks — amounts to gambling and should be regulated, but companies like DraftKings and FanDuel say it’s entertainment. Now, with several states questioning the legality of daily fantasy sports, FRONTLINE and The New York Times are teaming up for a documentary that investigates the reality behind the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the proliferation of online sports betting despite the laws meant to stop it.