Fantasy sports firms respond to cheating concerns

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NEW YORK -- Two of the biggest companies in the fantasy sports business responded to claims that employees had used inside information to place their own bets.

The New York Times reported that a DraftKings employee had admitted to accidentally leaking confidential data last week. A forum on RotoGrinders, a fantasy sports media site, includes a post that appears to be from an employee in which he apologizes for posting the information in error.

DraftKings and FanDuel issued a joint statement on Monday saying they have strict policies in place and that there is "no evidence" to suggest internal data was misused.

DraftKings alone expects to pay out close to $2 billion in prizes this year.

Fantasy sports has been criticized for getting close to the line of illegal sports gambling. Though federal law permits fantasy sports, some say it should be regulated.

DraftKings and FanDuel say they're willing to work with competitors on self-policing.