Yeah, what Equinoxx says - they have a UK gambling license so there’s no need for them to justify it as a game of skill over here, but I guess they had an “oh shit!” moment when they’ve effectively admitted to the UK government that daily fantasy is gambling, whilst they’re trying to maintain the position in the US that it’s not gambling but a game of skill.
Legally it’s probably all fine - the definition of gambling can vary in different countries - but it’s ammunition for anyone in the US trying to legislate daily fantasy as gambling.
I don’t see why it’s such a big deal though, the US government specifically passed a law to allow this in 2006, which says it’s a game of skill rather than gambling if it “is not dependent solely on the outcome of any single sporting event” and “has an outcome that reflects the relative knowledge of the participants”.
Despite fantasy being quite luck-based, and daily fantasy much more so, I’d still say those statements are true for daily fantasy games. Open-and-shut case really.