iGaming Business – American football’s National Football League (NFL) has become the first major US sports league to launch its own pay-to-enter fantasy sports contest.

According to Forbes magazine, the NFL Fantasy Ultimate Experience League will be accessible to fans in 43 of the 50 states in the US.

Under state law, any contest is deemed to be illegal if it involves consideration, reward and chance.

A fantasy sports contest that charges an entry fee and pays a prize is only legal if it does not involve chance, which is a term defined differently by states across the US.