Editorial: Bet on absurdity: With sports gambling, New York makes a mockery of its constitution

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New York Daily News

New York’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday on a question: Are daily fantasy sports like those run by DraftKings and FanDuel, which allow people to plunk down money to assemble personalized rosters of real players — then win or lose cash depending on how well they do — gambling? So tortured was the logic of those insisting on the negative, they may as well have been claiming a piece of bologna wedged between two pieces of bread is not in fact a sandwich. The New York Constitution is crystal clear. It explicitly prohibits “pool-selling, bookmaking, or any other kind of gambling, except lot…

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