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What is the difference between sports wagering and fantasy contests?

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Sports wagering means placing bets on a real sporting event, or any specific part of a sporting event, such as how many free throws a team will make in the second half of the game. Sports wagering is allowed at certain retail locations or online on your computer or mobile device.  

Fantasy contests are games where you don't bet directly on the outcome of a specific contest. Instead, you pay an entry fee and create a fantasy team to compete against opponents to try to win money or other prizes.  

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