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Nevada to fantasy sports sites: Get a gambling license or get out

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Devlin D’Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company’s offices in Boston. The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Nevada regulators ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down Thursday, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license.

The decision comes amid growing backlash by investigators and regulators over the sites, which have grown in popularity in the past year.

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Participants on the sites can compete in games involving NFL or college players, paying an entry fee that goes into a larger pool. Then they try to assemble teams that earn the most points based on real-life stats in a given period of time with a certain percentage of top finishers earning a payout. …