NFL launches pay-to-enter fantasy sports contest

American football’s National Football League (NFL) has become the first major US sports league to launch its own pay-to-enter fantasy sports contest.

According to Forbes magazine, the NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience League will be accessible to fans in 43 of the 50 states in the US.

Under state law, any contest is deemed to be illegal if it involves consideration, reward and chance.

A fantasy sports contest that charges an entry fee and pays a prize is only legal if it does not involve chance, which is a term defined differently by states across the US.

The current NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience League’s terms of service prohibit entrants in seven states where NFL lawyers believe the contest’s level of chance might be considered too high.

Due to this consideration, the service will be unavailable in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota and Washington.

Entrance fees for the NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience League range from $10.99 to $124.99 and offer a range of prizes such as pro American football memorabilia.

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