“The great irony of the daily-fantasy boom is that it was born on the ash heap of online poker. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which led to indictments against the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, also included a “carve-out” for skill-based fantasy sports, thanks to aggressive lobbying from the N.F.L. and other professional sports leagues.” The New Yorker’s Ben McGrath does a good job outlining how fantasy sports got so huge (and why online poker has been nearly killed). Long story short: There should be a fantasy league for lobbyists.