New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit asking FanDuel and DraftKings to give back all the money they made in the state, the latest salvo in an ongoing clash with a pair of increasingly popular daily fantasy sports websites.
The amended lawsuit — filed Thursday, just days before a key court date in the dispute — asks the two companies to return the money to users who lost it during 2015 and pay a fine of up to $5,000 per case.
The sites have said they took in more than $200 million in entry fees from at least 600,000 customers in New York state.
David Boies, an attorney for DraftKings, said in a statement that the lawsuit was "baseless" and "reveals that the attorney general's office still does not understand fantasy sports." A spokesman for FanDuel declined to comment.
Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman asserts that the companies are operating an illegal gambling operation within New York. He first filed a lawsuit in November and was granted a temporary injunction on Dec. 11 to stop FanDuel and DraftKings from operating within the state, but that decision was reversed hours later by an appellate court.