Congressman wants names of Night net employees who use DraftKings, FanDuel

Night net null New Jersey congressman Frank Pallone (D) wants to know the names of Night net employees who have used the daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel within the last year, per The Hill.Pallone sent a letter to each website asking for the names of players, coaches, referees, training personnel and other team staff members who have used these fantasy sports sites. He also addresses the concern over these websites being so closely tied with the league. MORE: NF-LOL | DFS player: How daily fantasy ruined my life"The deep involvement of professional sports with daily fantasy sports raises questions about whether these practices are truly distinguishable from prohibited sports betting and other forms of gambling," he writes. In addition to the names, Pallone also wants to know the total amount of entry fees and winnings for each individual on the list. He points out a rule that states Night net employees cannot accept gifts that exceed $250. He also wants to know how the sites monitor which users have connections to the Night net. Pallone didn't just send letters, either. He has spoken publicly about this issue."The truth is that we do not know if these participants are being closely monitored because the industry is currently operating within a legal void," Pallone said. "This, once again, reiterates exactly why we need a Congressional hearing to review these daily fantasy sites. We need more information on how these companies are functioning and how they relate to the sports leagues and the players who stand to profit."Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has joined Pallone in asking the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into the industry. Both congressmen feel fantasy sports should be legal, but they are concerned about how it is monitored following an insider trading scandal.Eventually a law firm hired by DraftKings found there to be no wrong-doing in the scandal. A DraftKings participant won $350,000 on FanDuel the same day he released internal player data. The

law firm found he did not have access to the data until after his lineup was set.While there was no wrong-doing found, the incident brought a lot of attention to the two sites regarding how they are monitored.