From the Morning Memo:

The New York Gaming Association’s anti-daily fantasy sports push is taking a new phase this week, with a digital ad purchase to oppose the legalization of the activity.

The group, which represents racino operators in the state, has released a digital-only ad featuring Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and comedian John Oliver speaking critically of daily fantasy sports.

The campaign is due to include banner ads on the websites of The Daily News and The Times Union. Organizers aren’t ruling out TV ads, which would likely air in the Albany market. A broader campaign includes targeted emails through listserv of the political magazine City & State as well as promoted ads on Facebook and Twitter.

Schneiderman last year sued to halt major fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel, arguing their business essentially was a gambling activity outlawed by the state’s constitution.

The companies decided to suspend operating in New York until a legislative measure, which could come this week, passes in Albany.

Racino operators argue previous efforts to legalize gambling come with some sort of a public benefit, either through economic development or include money from education.

Senate Racing and Wagering Committee Chairman John Bonacic, who is carrying the pro-DFS legislation in his chamber, said last week in an interview he was taken aback by the racino operators’ push back given fantasy sports itself has been around for about a decade.

“Fantasy sports is very small compared to the racinos,” Bonacic said, adding, “There are six states now that have fantasy sports and not one of them are tied into a gambling institution.”