FanDuels and DraftKings can say whatever they like, but whenever money is involved, it’s gambling, and all of the same sorts of things that are true about gambling addiction when it comes to playing slots, or betting on games, apply here too!
What’s ridiculous about it is the way the leagues and media outlets try to pretend that this isn’t gambling somehow so that they can remain “clean” and above reproach. Because, you know, being involved with anyone gambling on the actual game would be awful, but betting on individual player results somehow isn’t. (As if professional gamblers couldn’t influence those numbers just as easily as they could fix a game.)
Nope, it’s just fantasy sports, but it’s real money, which brings out real problems.