That is the key example. In horse race betting:
- bettors look at the stats of the horse in previous races and against various competitors. Just like looking at stats for a QB, running back or wide receiver.
- bettors look at the jockey and their results with different types of horses. similar to checking out the coach or how team mates impact results in football.
- bettors look at the length of race and track conditions and how well a horse did in similar conditions. In football we look at weather, dome or not, on the road or at home.
Football games and results can be impacted by defense and horse races by how other horse block the path of a horse, or who rides the rail and which gate they get. Not perfect but all of the above show that fantasy sports betting and race betting are basically the same, with the fantasy guys doing a lot of marketing to try to create a new reality and promote their business as not being betting. But we all know better. In horse racing if we pick a trifecta based on all of these stats and past results it is *GAMBLING*. Fantasy sports is basically not different. It isn't a game of skill, but is as much a game of chance as horse race betting.