Gambling Studies Program

Skill Or Chance? Question Looms Over Fantasy Sports Industry

Dr. Fong weighs in on the debate whether Fantasy Sports are a form of gambling. While many say that fantasy sports are a game of skill and therefore not regarded as gambling, Dr. Fong sees it in a different light. “One day performance. You could have injuries. You could have a player just go off that night, who had no intention of it before,” Fong says. In his mind, that makes them clearly a game of chance.