The Legality of Fantasy Football and Survivor Pools

fantasy footballIt is that time of year when the weather cools, the Washington State Fair runs [“the Puyallup,” to purists] and football fans select players and teams to root for regardless of previous allegiances.  But is this last activity legal?  Marc Edelman writes columns for Forbes about legal issues such as fantasy sports.  Some of his more recent articles discuss the legality of playing fantasy football and survivor pools for money and prizes.  See if you agree with his analysis.