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from the Wall Street Journal at Nasdaq,

Yahoo Inc. and the National Hockey League have barred employees from playing in paid fantasy-sports contests, moves that come amid questions over whether workers at big fantasy-sports companies have access to inside data.

Yahoo, a relative newcomer to paid fantasy sports, said Friday that employees are no longer permitted to play paid, daily contests on any site. Yahoo workers already were banned from playing on the company's site.

The NHL said Friday that employees are banned from playing this season, which started Wednesday.

The purveyors of the industry's biggest fantasy sites, FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., came under fire this week after an employee of one startup with access to inside data won big money on the other's site. Both companies said they would permanently ban employees from playing in daily fantasy contests for money, and would enlist attorneys to review their processes.

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Slumpy's avatar

Be nice if that site would stop inundating me with their daily fantasy pop-ups ads everyday, sigh.
At least their gambling ads don’t show a idiot watching a game he has money on all nervous shoving his fist down his throat like draft kings does sick

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 10/09/15 at 07:19 PM ET

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