The newest trend is daily fantasy sports.
Taking a step back, what makes a game used in promotion not gambling? And what, then, makes a daily fantasy sports business model not gambling?
In order to use a game for promotion, the sponsor of the game must remove one of three key elements of the game:
So, daily fantasy sports like Draft Kings and Fan Duel must be able to do that in order to run a non-gambling game.
But those games also must have a set of rules and must also be run fairly, with a level playing field.