Nevada shuts down fantasy sports sites

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LAS VEGAS (AP) —¬†DraftKings and FanDuel have exited Nevada after regulators ordered the daily fantasy sports sites to get a gambling license or shut down.

The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year.

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DraftKings and FanDuel say the sites provide games of skill and not of chance. They believe they are protected by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act established in 2006, which has language protecting fantasy sports.

The games are legal in 45 states.