No daily fantasy ads to run during College Football Playoff

Posted at 3:46 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 15:46:13-05

(AP) College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock says ESPN has agreed to not use advertisements for daily fantasy sports websites during broadcasts of the biggest postseason games.

Hancock said College Football Playoff officials discussed the matter with ESPN executives and both sides determined that given the uncertainties of about daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel it “would be best to allocate the available spots to others.”

The NCAA and FBS conferences asked DraftKings and FanDuel to stop offering college versions of their games because they consider them gambling. Same states, including New York, are investigating the whether the daily fantasy sites violate the law.

The NCAA has asked its TV partners to not run commercials for daily fantasy sites during its championship events and games, including the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, but college football’s postseason mostly operates outside the NCAA