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Daily fantasy sports bill advances in NJ

A bill to clarify the legality of fantasy sports games in New Jersey was released Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee in Trenton. New Jersey residents currently play the games, but it is not expressly authorized and therefore not regulated.

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5/22/2017

article DFS moves ahead in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would legalize and regulate paid-entry fantasy sports — including DraftKings and FanDuel — in a...
article New Jersey to vote on bill to regulate daily fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- Lawmakers in New Jersey are set to vote on legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote Monday on...

5/20/2017

article Fantasy Sports Operators Eye Calif. Ruling on Horse Racing
(California) -- A federal judge’s ruling this week that the entry fees paid to play on the fantasy horse racing website Derby Wars are wagers—the first time...
article Daily Fantasy Sports’ Latest Legislative Defeat: Alabama Regulation Bill Comes Up Short
(Alabama) -- The tide never turned for a daily fantasy sports bill in Alabama. As a result, DraftKings, FanDuel and the rest of the paid-entry fantasy sports industry is...
article Guy in dress sucks at fantasy hockey
(Ontario) -- Casino security guard Brian Ducharme had to stand out on the corner of Second Line West and Great Northern Road wearing a dress on Saturday after he came in...

5/18/2017

article Horseracing-based Fantasy Sports Game Found Illegal
(California) -- In a follow up to a lawsuit we previously reported on, a California District Court ruled on summary judgment that a horseracing-based fantasy sports game...
article Our view: Fantasy sports sites aren't the next Golden Goose
(North Carolina) -- The fantasy sports business may be far smaller than it was just a few years ago, but it still makes real money, and that’s too tempting a...

5/17/2017

article Fantasy sports league controls defeated
(North Carolina) -- A proposal to regulate the increasingly popular fantasy sports leagues for the first time in North Carolina was defeated in a House committee on...
article Fantasy sports regulations in North Carolina turned back
(North Carolina) -- Some North Carolina legislators turned back efforts Wednesday to regulate the fast-growing yet uncertain fantasy sports industry, following arguments...
article BLOG: Vermont Passes Fantasy Sports Legislation
(Vermont) -- Vermont’s State Legislature has passed legislation that would expressly legalize and regulate fantasy sports contests and their operators within the...
article Ohio State Sen. Hite introduces legislation to regulate fantasy sports
(Ohio) -- State Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, introduced legislation Wednesday affirming the rights of fantasy sports enthusiasts in Ohio and implementing protections to...

5/16/2017

article Massachusetts refining fantasy sports rules
(Massachusetts) -- A Massachusetts legislative panel is currently refining rules for fantasy sports. The rules impact companies such as Boston-based DraftKings and New...
article Our view: Fantasy sports sites aren't the next Golden Goose
(Massachusetts) -- The fantasy sports business may be far smaller than it was just a few years ago, but it still makes real money, and that’s too tempting a target...
article Daily fantasy sports state-by-state tracker
(USA) -- With lobbyists working in dozens of states, the efforts by leading daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators -- most notably DraftKings and FanDuel -- to clarify the...

5/15/2017

article Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Gains Victory After Setbacks In Texas, Florida
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry got a legislative victory in Vermont after suffering setbacks in much larger and more important states recently. If a bill...
article Daily Fantasy Sports scores legislative win in Vermont
(Vermont) -- If a bill there becomes law, it will be the 12th state to pass legislation expressly legalizing DFS. It comes in the wake of an unofficial attorney general...
article Fantasy sports sites could face hefty fees
(Massachusetts) -- Online fantasy sports sites could be facing taxes and hefty fees to stay in the Massachusetts market. A legislative panel is weighing a litany of...
article Ohio lawmakers want to start regulating fantasy sports leagues
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers want to start regulating fantasy sports leagues. With a goal of protecting consumers and introducing standards, new legislation would require...

5/14/2017

article Fantasy sports sites could face hefty fees
(Massachusetts) -- Online fantasy sports sites could be facing taxes and hefty fees to stay in the Massachusetts market. A legislative panel is weighing a litany of...

5/12/2017

article Fantasy Sports Industry Supports Ohio's Proposed Regulations
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are once again tackling the state’s rules on fantasy sports. But Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports the bill now has industry...
article Fantasy sports regulations move forward in Vt.
(Vermont) -- Regulations on fantasy sports are moving forward in the Vermont Statehouse. The House passed a measure that would charge companies that offer payouts for...
article The NCAA Has A Fantasy Sports Problem, Whether It Admits It Or Not
(USA) -- The NCAA is apparently is a lot like the NFL in trying to parse its stance on gambling. But it appears to have a real problem when it comes to its full-throated...

5/11/2017

article WNBA becomes first women’s pro league to offer daily fantasy sports
(New York) -- The WNBA is becoming the first women’s professional league to enter into the daily fantasy sports market. On Thursday, the league announced a...
article WNBA Joins Daily Fantasy Sports Market in Deal With FanDuel
(New York) -- The WNBA is entering the daily fantasy sports market. The league announced a partnership with FanDuel on Thursday — the first time a women's...
article Bill To Regulate Fantasy Sports Gets Industry Support
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are taking another swing at updating the state’s rules on fantasy sports. But this time the bill has support from the industry. The bill...

5/10/2017

article Paddy Power Betfair acquires DFS brand DRAFT
(New York) -- Paddy Power Betfair has expanded into the US daily fantasy sports market with the acquisition of early-stage operator DRAFT. The company has paid an...
article Paddy Power Betfair Pays $48 Million For Daily Fantasy Sports Co
(New York) -- A pending merger of FanDuel and DraftKings could considerably reshape the daily fantasy sports industry, providing the combined entity with an estimated 95...
article Resorts Casino to Test Legal Boundaries in New Jersey with New DFS Platform
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino plans to pioneer daily fantasy sports in New Jersey, thanks to a new partnership with B2B DFS supplier Sports AD.
article N.H. Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bill to Regulate, Tax Fantasy Sports
(New Hampshire) -- Tuesday lawmakers heard testimony on a bill that would regulate and tax fantasy sports in New Hampshire. The bill would require fantasy sports...

5/9/2017

article Bill that would legalize Texas fantasy sports companies dies before getting into game
(Texas) -- A bill that would allow fantasy sports companies to operate in Texas has struck out. State Rep. Richard Raymond, D-Laredo, conceded Tuesday that legislation...
article Paddy Power Betfair enters U.S fantasy sports market
(New York) -- Announces entry into daily fantasy sports market in United States with acquisition of an early-stage operator, DRAFT
article Sports Betting By Another Name? New Products Test The Limits Of Fantasy Sports
(Nevada) -- As was first reported by ESPN Chalk’s David Purdum, Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino is preparing to launch a new product that will test the...
article Women in Fantasy Sports: Stephania Bell
(USA) -- Stephania Bell, PT, OCS, CSCS, is a woman of many talents. But before 2007, being a fantasy sports commentator and injury analyst wasn’t one of them. In...

5/8/2017

article Dallas football star advocates for DFS legislation
(Texas) -- Tony Romo has announced his decision to retire from the NFL just a few months back and is now advocating for DFS legalisation in Texas.
article Sports Betting By Another Name? New Products Test The Limits Of Fantasy Sports
(New Jersey) -- Consider the envelope pushed. As was first reported by ESPN Chalk’s David Purdum, Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino is preparing to launch a new...
article Premier Punt merges DFS with sportsbook in new app
(UK) -- Scottish daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator Premier Punt has rolled out the first phase of its new product by combining fantasy sports and sportsbook betting in...

5/7/2017

article Game over: Push to legalize fantasy sports fails in Florida
(Florida) -- A last-minute push to clear up the murky legal status of fantasy sports in Florida failed in the waning moments of the legislative session. Late Friday, the...
article OP/ED: Another View: Opinion column misses mark on fantasy sports bill in Maine
(Maine) -- In his April 16 column (“Maine fantasy sports bill benefits big guys“), Jim Fossel makes incorrect assumptions about fantasy sports and erects...

5/5/2017

article Insight: Patchwork of Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Will Increase Costs and Frustrations for Emerging Industry
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas has become the most recent state to enact legislation aimed at regulating the Daily Fantasy Sports marketplace. Daily Fantasy Sports, or more...
article Horse racing needs to lure fantasy sports audience, NBC's Eddie Olczyk says
(USA) -- Eddie Olczyk sees fantasy sports players squinting over stats like a tax attorney looking for loopholes and he wonders why they couldn't be poring over the...

5/4/2017

article Future of sports betting: fantasy sports
(USA) -- This NFL season, the evolution of American fantasy sports will be on display at a jazzed-up iGaming lounge, tucked inside a revered casino just off the Atlantic...
article Inside The Upheaval In Fantasy Sports [audio]
(USA) -- The passion of putting money up to see just how good of a general manager you could be of an MLB, NFL or NBA team has turned into a big industry.
article Failure of Florida bill quashes hopes for the legalisation of DFS
(Florida) -- Lawmakers in Florida recently announced that negotiations for a new gambling law in the state are “dead” for this legislative session, which...
article Florida revives push to legalize fantasy sports
(Florida) -- Florida legislators are reviving a push to clear up the murky legal status of fantasy sports in the state. The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously...
article Women in Fantasy Sports: Megan Van Petten
(USA) -- Megan Van Petten, Association Director at the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and Owner of Van Petten Group, was introduced to sports at a young age.

5/3/2017

article Alabama fantasy sports legalization bill is popular and closer to becoming law
(Alabama) -- The Yellowhammer readers have spoken. In a poll asking “Should fantasy sports be legal in Alabama?” 93.7 percent of those participating answered...
article New bill could make fantasy sports games legal in AL again
(Alabama) -- If you were big into fantasy sports before they became illegal in Alabama, you may have a chance to do it all again. Senator Paul Sanford who's...
article DFS legalisation hopes fade with failure of Florida bill
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers have announced that negotiations for a new gambling law in the state are “dead” for this legislative session. Since it will...
article Fantasyland? Florida revives push to legalize fantasy sports
(Florida) -- Florida legislators are reviving a push to clear up the murky legal status of fantasy sports in the state. The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously...
article Florida Senate Advances New Fantasy Sports Bill, But Is Revived Effort What It Seems?
(Florida) -- Fantasy sports legalization had been tied to a larger gaming expansion bill in Florida. That bill, however, died earlier this week. That put DFS in a...

5/2/2017

article Bill to regulate fantasy sports considered by Alabama Senate committee
(Alabama) -- An Alabama Senate committee this afternoon will consider legislation to regulate fantasy sports. A bill by Rep. Alan Boothe, R-Troy, that passed the House...
article Florida Gambling Bill Dies, Likely Scuttling Chances Of Fantasy Sports Legalization
(Florida) -- It does not appear that DraftKings, FanDuel and the rest of the daily fantasy sports industry is going to gain legal clarity in Florida this legislative...

5/1/2017

article Why May Is A Big Month For DraftKings, FanDuel And The Fantasy Sports Industry
(USA) -- The most important times of year for the daily fantasy sports industry used to always revolve around the sports calendar. Now, the legislative calendar is just...

4/30/2017

article Five years later, DraftKings readies for its second act
(Massachusetts) -- In early 2012, after months of working part time on their idea for a startup company, Paul Liberman, Matt Kalish, and Jason Robins decided to get real...
article Fantasy sports may be regulated in Ohio
(Ohio) -- With more than 57 million players in the U.S. and Canada, the industry around fantasy sports betting is putting on a full court press to get Ohio and other...
article New high-tech firms flex political muscles in Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- The high-tech whiz kids are starting to flex their political muscles on Beacon Hill, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into lobbying aimed at...

4/27/2017

article Survey: Texas voters support regulated fantasy sports
(Texas) -- Nearly 70 percent of Texas voters are in favor of regulated online fantasy sports, according to survey released Thursday by the Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance.
article End Alabama’s nanny-state fantasy sports ban (opinion)
(Alabama) -- Last year marked one of the most raucous and wild political seasons in recent memory. The candidacy and now administration of Donald J. Trump gobbled up all...
article Sports betting and fantasy sports regulation advances in state House
(Pennsylvania) -- Proposals to legalize sports betting and regulate fantasy sports contests became the latest gambling expansion efforts to make inroads in the state...
article Play on? Florida legislators may approve fantasy sports
(Florida) -- Florida legislators may reach a deal this year on the murky legal status of fantasy sports in the state. House and Senate Republicans negotiating a...
article FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans
(USA) -- If you’re new to daily fantasy sports, playing (and winning) can be daunting — especially when you’re playing stat-heavy sports like baseball.
article Fantasy Sports Operator USFantasy Set To Debut App In Nevada
(Nevada) -- USFantasy Sports, a pari-mutuel style of daily fantasy sports, is set to release a mobile wagering app in Nevada after less than a year of operation.
article Mixing Things Up: FanDuel Launches Variation On Its Core Daily Fantasy Sports Contests
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry has not had much interest or success in iterating the product away from the model that has worked for FanDuel and DraftKings.

4/25/2017

article COLUMN: Legislature should clarify position on fantasy sports
(Texas) -- On March 6, the seventh annual Wise County Hog Contest came to an end. After a month of hunting, 158 contestants eagerly awaited the final results to see how...
article The First Five Years Of DraftKings
(Massachusetts) -- In February 2012, a Boston-based company called DraftKings was getting ready to launch as a daily fantasy sports company. DraftKings was not the first...

4/24/2017

article Barbarisi: He Literally Wrote The Book About Daily Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- During the fall of 2015, the most aggressive blitz during NFL games took place off the field. Daily fantasy sites relentlessly blistered fans with commercials...

4/21/2017

article Alabama presses ahead in legalizing daily fantasy sports, but could constitutional problems loom?
(Alabama) -- The battle lines in the sports fantasy gaming debate were drawn and the sparring was under way: game of chance vs game of skill. Then the entirely...

4/20/2017

article Alabama may legalise DFS
(Alabama) -- Alabama could soon operate legal daily fantasy sports as State legislators decided to pass the bill. According to Biz Journals, the Alabama House of...

4/19/2017

article DFS companies keep leaving the US
(Massachusetts) -- Daily Fantasy Sports companies have been trying to legalise the modality in several states of the country in the last couple of years. Ever since the...
article Fantasy sports interests making late legislative push in Florida
(Florida) -- A fantasy sports advocacy group is emailing supporters, asking them to write to Florida lawmakers to “keep fantasy sports in the Sunshine State....
article House Votes to Allow Fantasy Sports Betting in Alabama
(Alabama) -- The state House of Representatives has voted to allow fantasy sports betting in Alabama. The bill passed 43-38 Tuesday after hours of debate about whether...

4/18/2017

article Daily Fantasy Sports Undergoes Major Consolidation
(Massachusetts) -- The daily fantasy sports industry was, just a year ago, deep in throes of a protracted legal battle with lobbying work in 45 states seeking to...
article Fantasy sports companies fold as legislative battle resumes
(Massachusetts) -- The daily fantasy sports industry sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and...
article Iowa DFS bill under debate
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s intention to legalise the daily fantasy sport industry (DFS) may not succeed this time, according to Legal Sports Report. Regulation experts...
article New Hampshire may start taxing fantasy sports
(New Hampshire) -- As baseball season begins, New Hampshire may join a growing number of states that regulate and tax fantasy sports contests. An estimated 215,000...
article Alabama House votes to allow fantasy sports betting
(Alabama) -- The state House of Representatives has voted to allow fantasy sports betting in Alabama. The bill passed 43-38 Tuesday after hours of debate about whether...
article Roll Tide? Alabama House Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill In A Cliffhanger
(Alabama) -- Fantasy sports legislation in Alabama got through a nail-biter in the state legislature on Tuesday.

4/17/2017

article No Joy In Iowa For Daily Fantasy Sports, As Bill Is Not Likely To Pass
(Iowa) -- It looked like the daily fantasy sports industry was headed for victory in Iowa at one point. But one of the five states where DFS has always been considered...
article Nevada Governor: ‘Never Had A Conversation About Daily Fantasy Sports’ With Cowboys Owner Jones
(Nevada) -- ESPN’s Outside The Lines reported that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones lobbied on behalf of legalization of daily fantasy sports in Nevada. A day...

4/16/2017

article Fossel: Fantasy sports giants push for uneven playing field in Maine
(Maine) -- A gigantic industry dominated by large, out-of-state companies that contribute little to Maine’s economy is trying to write the rules that regulate it,...

4/12/2017

article Key Massachusetts Official Fears Online Gambling Would Cut Into Potential Online Lottery Sales
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts‘ quest to join the states with legal online gambling has seen progress this year. However, it was doused with a bucket of cold...
article Illinois General Assembly to Consider New DFS Bill
(Illinois) -- The state of Illinois could expand its gambling industry by adding online daily fantasy sports (DFS) following the introduction of a new bill focused on...

4/7/2017

article Here’s what you need to know before playing daily fantasy sports
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers this year shelved a bill that would have legalized online daily fantasy sports by declaring them games of skill, not chance. But if daily...
article New Jersey Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon?
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has passed a bill aimed at establishing fantasy sports regulations to govern fantasy sports...

4/5/2017

article North Carolina lawmakers introduce bill to regulate fantasy sports teams
(North Carolina) -- A new bill circulating the legislature could put the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office in charge of regulating fantasy sports...
article Debate arises on potential daily fantasy sports revenue for NJ
(New Jersey) -- A new law legalizing daily fantasy sports in New Jersey would bring in about $1.5 million per year – or is it $6.6 million? The former number stems...

4/4/2017

article Lawmakers hear bill legalizing daily fantasy sports in Texas
(Texas) -- A bill exempting paid online fantasy sports sites from Texas anti-gambling laws has begun a potentially contentious journey through the Legislature.
article NJ Hopes to Hit Budget Home Run with Daily Fantasy Sports Games
(New Jersey) -- With a new baseball season underway, thousands of New Jersey residents have resumed participating in daily fantasy sports games that can generate...
article Lawmakers look to give fantasy sports operators a tax cut
(Missouri) -- A proposal to lower taxes on fantasy sports companies is advancing in the Missouri Legislature. But, the plan is drawing fire from some lawmakers who say...
article Lawmakers look at tax on fantasy sports leagues
(Maine) -- State lawmakers are looking a tax on fantasy sports leagues as a potential source of revenue. The Sun Journal reports that a proposal this week would require...
article Maine may tax, regulate fantasy sports leagues
(Maine) -- As the Major League Baseball season gets underway, legislators are looking to regulate — and tax — the fantasy sports leagues that have sprung up...
article Online Sales, Uber, Fantasy Sports Taxes Fail in Georgia
(Georgia) -- Online sales tax legislation failed to win final support in the Georgia Legislature before the 2017 session ended in the early morning hours March 31, with...
article The Sixers – and their 20-year-old math whiz – want to help you win at daily fantasy sports
(Philadelphia) -- Monday is Opening Day, arguably the biggest day on baseball's calendar, when the vast majority of MLB teams are still trying to convince themselves...

4/3/2017

article Arkansas closing in on DFS legalisation
(Arkansas) -- Daily Fantasy Sports regulation seems to be moving forward as HB2250 was approved by the Arkansas Senate last week. The upper house favored the...

3/31/2017

article Fight over online fantasy sports ramps up in Texas, lands before Legislature
(Texas) -- Heads up, fantasy sports fans: Texas lawmakers are looking your way. Between debates over everything from the state budget to sanctuary cities, state...

3/30/2017

article Proposed law would make fantasy sports a reality in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Two state lawmakers want to make fantasy sports a legal reality in Ohio. Reps. Jonathan Dever, R-Madeira, and Robert McColley, R-Napoleon, sponsors of House...
article Fantasy Sports Bills Advance in Four States
(USA) -- The move toward legal daily fantasy sports continues unabated across the nation. New Jersey’s state Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved a DFS...

3/29/2017

article Game on? New push to legalize fantasy sports in Florida
(Florida) -- Florida legislators are making another push this year to legalize fantasy sports. A House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that says betting on fantasy...

3/28/2017

article Game on? New push to legalize fantasy sports in Florida
(Florida) -- Florida legislators are making another push this year to legalize fantasy sports. A House panel on Tuesday approved a bill that says betting on fantasy...

3/27/2017

article DraftKings continues expansion with Germany launch
(Germany) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has completed the latest stage of its ongoing expansion strategy by launching in Germany. Earlier this year,...
article For DraftKings And FanDuel, Focus Is On States Where Daily Fantasy Sports Is Illegal, Or Might Be
(USA) -- Last year, the daily fantasy sports industry was all about racking up wins anywhere it could on the legislative front. That approach from industry leaders...
article State House approves fantasy sports bill
(Arkansas) -- A bill that would allow fantasy sports companies to operate in the state of Arkansas was approved Monday in the state House of Representatives. The House...
article China’s Ourgame eyes expansion into social casino games, eSports
(China) -- Chinese online games operator Ourgame International Holdings is looking to step up its expansion into the US$4.5 billion social casino gaming market in the...

3/24/2017

article Fantasy sports wagering advances in Iowa House
(Iowa) -- It’s unlikely fantasy sports betting will be legal in Iowa before this year’s NCAA men’s basketball championship, but an Iowa lawmaker is...

3/23/2017

article DFS Legalization Bills Introduced in Pennsylvania, Ohio
(USA) -- Online gambling legislation tends to be cyclical. For a while, lawmakers make a push and when positive results fail to materialize (which they often do),...

3/22/2017

article Why the island of Malta is important for DraftKings
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports company DraftKings will launch in Germany this week, Yahoo Finance has learned. The company will open up a beta version of its platform,...
article Gambling or skill? Alabama lawmakers ponder whether to turn fantasy sports into a reality
(Alabama) -- Is fantasy sports gaming a battle of wits and smarts that's worthy of free-market protection? Or is it just dolled-up digital gambling that deserves...

3/21/2017

article GA Fantasy sports bill gets Glavine pitch
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers are poised to pass a bill to legalize and regulate fantasy sports. The effort got a boost Tuesday from Tom Glavine, the former Atlanta...
article Tom Glavine plays pitchman for fantasy sports bill in Georgia
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine waded into a contentious debate at the Georgia statehouse on Tuesday as he struck out in support of a...
article Mississippi Enacts Fantasy Sports Legislation
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi became the first state to enact fantasy sports legislation in 2017 when Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 967 into law last week. The law is...
article State Rep. Seeks to Make Fantasy Sports Betting Legal in AR
(Arkansas) -- One State Representative is seeking to make betting on fantasy sports legal in Arkansas. DraftKings is a popular game for many Arkansans during football...
article Fantasy sports bill advances in Assembly
(New Jersey) -- A plan to regulate daily fantasy-sports operators like Draft King and FanDuel in New Jersey moved a step closer to reality Monday. The Assembly...

3/20/2017

article Daily Fantasy Sports gambling prevalent for students at Savannah State University
(Georgia) -- Walking into the room of Nick Jones, a 23-year-old senior homeland security major at Savannah State University, a visitor would see fast food containers...
article DraftKings, FanDuel, daily fantasy sports ready for second boom period
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry in the United States is prepared to take a second step forward after taking a giant step backwards a year and a half ago. Just...
article Daily fantasy sports bill advances in NJ
(New Jersey) -- A bill to clarify the legality of fantasy sports games in New Jersey was released Monday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee in Trenton. New Jersey...
article Can online fantasy sports rekindle interest in basketball? This Filipino startup founder thinks so
(Philippines) -- My very first memory of a basketball game was when I was three years old. I sat quietly on the couch next to my papa who seemed hypnotised by the match...

3/17/2017

article Two Important States For Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Have New Bills
(USA) -- Two of the bigger states for the daily fantasy sports industry saw new bills come to light this week: Ohio and Pennsylvania. While DFS legality has never been a...

3/16/2017

article Republican lawmaker looks to regulate fantasy sports in NC
(North Carolina) -- The popularity of fantasy sports continues to grow across the U.S. At least eight states have passed laws regulating the industry and soon North...
article WEXLER: Fantasy sports could be winner in Ga.
(Georgia) -- There’s current legislation in Georgia that would authorize and regulate fantasy sports, games that require players to use research and skill to put...
article Fantasy sports bill signed into law
(Mississippi) -- Legislation regulating and taxing fantasy sports operators doing business in the state has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant with some hoping it...
article Mississippi Governor Signs DFS Law Into Effect
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the state’s new daily fantasy sports bill into law on March 13. The new law outlines multiple consumer...
article Could March Madness brackets become a taxable fantasy sport bet in Pennsylvania?
(Pennsylvania) -- Shhhh! Don't tell the Legislature about the office's March Madness bracket pool. Lawmakers might be tempted to tax your winnings. A bill to...

3/14/2017

article Texas Sen. Looks To Legalize, Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports
(Texas) -- A new bill introduced in Texas’ Senate on Friday would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, possibly paving the way for a resolution to a...
article DFS takes effect in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi has officially incorporated daily fantasy sports (DFS) tournaments to its legal framework, after some temporary provision that began in 2016...
article N.C. legislators begin to address issue of Daily Fantasy Sports
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina legislators have begun to address the issue of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). House Bill 279, filed last week, would require registration...

3/13/2017

article Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Signs New Fantasy Sports Law Into Effect
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi officially has a new fantasy sports law on the books. Gov. Phil Bryant made his state the first to pass such a law in 2017; eight states...
article NY Daily Fantasy Sports Revenue Stats Strengthen Argument For Regulation… Of Online Gambling
(New York) -- A recent report from New York gaming regulators reveals that the daily fantasy sports industry isn’t exactly a cash cow, especially compared to...

3/12/2017

article DraftKings Raises $100 Million in Funding, while Minnesota Tackles DFS Regulation
(California) -- DraftKings has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, led by Eldridge Industries, the company owned by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly...

3/11/2017

article Fantasy sports, foster care among last-minute bills in Texas
(Texas) -- Texas lawmakers have filed hundreds of last-minute bills in their final chance to propose new laws for 2017. Friday was the last day to file bills in the...
article Perfect timing makes Dan Barbarisi’s "Dueling with Kings" a captivating ride
(Rhode Island) -- The challenge with writing a sports book is the timing of it all — to investigate a story before it's worth investigating and to know the...
article State seeks to regulate fantasy sports operators
(North Carolina) -- The boom in fantasy sports shows no signs of abating, so North Carolina lawmakers want to put some regulations on the books to ensure consumers are...
article Oulala Joins DraftKings With Fantasy Sports License From Malta
(Malta) -- The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) issued a controlled skill games (CSG) license to fantasy sports platform provider Oulala. The new license category launched...

3/10/2017

article DraftKings closes $100m funding round
(Massachusetts) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has closed an investment round worth more than $100 million (€94.3 million), according to...
article DraftKings Closes New Investment Round, Reportedly In Excess Of $100 Million
(Massachusetts) -- Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings confirmed that it closed a new investment round, reportedly raising more than $100 million, according to...
article Texas Senator Takes Aim At Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports
(Texas) -- The daily fantasy sports industry is continuing to take its best shot at gaining legal clarity in Texas, as a state senator introduced a new bill.
article Fantasy sports operators could be regulated in North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- A newly filed House bill in North Carolina aims to regulate the fantasy sports business in the state. House Bill 279 would require fantasy sports...
article Minnesota legislators consider regulating daily fantasy sports playing
(Minnesota) -- Thousands of Minnesotans play daily fantasy sports, but it is not clear whether the activity is legal. Bills in the Minnesota Legislature would list them...
article Betting pioneer envisions nationwide legal fantasy sports
(Las Vegas) -- It was a glorious time. Wiseguys were everywhere. There was One Eye Scotty and Dick The Pick. Then there was Jerry The Hat and Bobby The Owl, who used to...
article Fantasy sports could be included in state's gaming expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- In the coming days, sports fans will be busily filling out college basketball brackets and watching spring training for the latest news to fill the...
article Fantasy sports tax seems reasonable
(Pennsylvania) -- While we aren’t huge fans of lawmakers proposing to once again lean heavily on inconsistent gambling revenue, the potential of taxing daily...

3/9/2017

article Fantasy sports could be regulated under new NC House bill
(North Carolina) -- N.C. House legislators want people running fantasy sports contests to register with the state. House Bill 279 would put the secretary of state’...
article House bill would require fantasy sports operators to register with state
(North Carolina) -- A bipartisan N.C. House bill would have North Carolina join an increasing number of states that require fantasy sports operators, such as FanDuel and...

3/8/2017

article AL legislators debate allowing fantasy sports
(Alabama) -- Could daily online fantasy sports games soon be legal in Alabama? Wednesday, state lawmakers debated the possibility. In 2016 fantasy sports operators were...
article Daily fantasy sports could bring NJ $2M in tax revenue
(New Jersey) -- Recently released figures from New York gaming regulators suggest that New Jersey, if it follows suit and legalizes daily fantasy sports, could take in...

3/7/2017

article Daily fantasy sports industry a $3B national business, NYS document suggests
(New Jersey) -- While the daily fantasy sports industry isn’t necessarily advertising the scope of its business, a New York state law passed last year requires the...
article Fantasy sports book gives insider view of DraftKings’ explosion
(Massachusetts) -- Daniel Barbarisi figured he had an edge. As a baseball beat writer for The Wall Street Journal, tasked with chasing the New York Yankees around the...
press release Oulala becomes first licensed B2B fantasy sports provider
(Malta) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform provider Oulala.com has been handed the first official controlled B2B skill games licence from the Malta Gaming Authority...
article OulalaGames Obtains Malta Skill Games License to Provide Regulated Fantasy Football
(Malta) -- OulalaGames has become the first B2B daily fantasy sports provider to be granted a Skill Games license by the Malta Gaming Authority.

3/6/2017

article Latest Fantasy Sports Innovation From BetStars Is High On User Engagement, Low On Player Value
(USA) -- In recent years, the crux of Amaya’s product innovations have adhered to a similar formula: 1. Take a popular format. 2. Strip it down and speed it up so...
article Global Daily Fantasy Sports appoints James Penturn as chairman
(British Columbia) -- Vancouver-based Global Daily Fantasy Sports has appointed James Penturn as its new chairman. With over 30 years’ experience in merchant...

3/5/2017

article I quit my job to play fantasy sports and made $100K in one year
(New York) -- For Daniel Barbarisi, fantasy is reality. In December 2015, he quit his job as the Yankees beat reporter for the Wall Street Journal to play fantasy sports...

3/3/2017

article Mississippi lawmakers OKs fantasy sports bill
(Mississippi) -- The fate of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Mississippi now lies in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant. Mississippi lawmakers OKs fantasy sports billVoting 46-...
article Michigan To Take Look At Regulating Online Poker
(Michigan) -- An online casino bill was introduced in Michigan this week, as the state joins the likes of Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Hampshire,...
article Whatley bill aims to legalize online fantasy sports
(Alabama) -- If the state senator who represents a sizable chunk of Tallapoosa County has his way, Alabama residents will be able to again play online fantasy sports...
article New York reaps $3M in daily fantasy sports’ first five months
(New York) -- New York hit a daily fantasy sports jackpot during football season last year. The state took in more than $2.8 million in tax revenues from daily fantasy...

3/2/2017

article The Federal Ban on Sports Betting Is Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unconstitutional
(Washington D.C.) -- This month Americans are expected to bet something like $9 billion on the NCAA men's basketball tournament, almost all of it through illegal...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Scores First Legislative Victory Of 2017
(Mississippi) -- The daily fantasy sports industry notched a win in a state legislature on Wednesday, albeit a relatively minor one.
article Mississippi continues the debate on DFS
(Mississippi) -- After several votes on the H 967 Daily Fantasy Sports bill, the Mississippi House has finally passed the project to Governor Phil Bryant’s office...
article Sports fantasy bill draws criticism from lottery hopefuls in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- It's a new form of gaming in the state. Now a bill regulating and taxing fantasy sports games is in Governor Bryant's hands. But some...
article Daily fantasy sports bill falters in Kentucky congress
(Kentucky) -- Proponents for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the state of Kentucky have failed to muster enough support that will push for the...
article Kentucky Fantasy Sports Bill Fails In Close Vote
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky became the first state where a fantasy sports bill was defeated in 2017, at the same time legalization efforts took giant steps forward in other...
article West Virginia joins the queue for legal sports betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has joined the queue of US states looking to add sports betting to their list of legal gaming options. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group...

3/1/2017

article Fantasy sports bill approved, could mean small revenue bump
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Legislature, struggling for ways to fund state government in the midst of sluggish revenue collections, should have at least a little...
article Fantasy sports bill heads to governor
(Mississippi) -- The Senate on Wednesday passed a House bill to regulate and tax fantasy sports games to the governor. House Bill 967, authored by House Gaming Committee...
article House votes to tax, regulate fantasy sports
(Georgia) -- The Georgia House on Wednesday voted to approve the first regulations and taxes on daily online fantasy sports leagues. Lawmakers voted 126-32 to approve...

2/28/2017

article Fantasy football involvement caused NCAA suspension of UR baseball players
(Virginia) -- Two of the University of Richmond’s best baseball players are among five who have begun this season suspended for NCAA rules violations related to...
article Report: Richmond baseball players suspended over fantasy football
(Virginia) -- Five Richmond baseball players who have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA were involved in fantasy football, leading to their suspensions to start the...
article Fantasy Sports Bailout Almost Complete: Court Approves FantasyDraft Deal With Bankrupt Fantasy Aces
(California) -- Daily fantasy sports site FantasyDraft told Legal Sports Report that a bankruptcy court had approved its plan to acquire the player database of Fantasy...

2/25/2017

article Several New Fantasy Sports And Sports Betting Legalization Efforts Pop Up
(USA) -- Two new states, Vermont and Minnesota, introduced daily fantasy sports legislation this week. And a DFS bill in Kentucky cleared its first hurdle, passing...

2/24/2017

article New Willy Wilcox-DraftKings deal shines light on blurry line between golf and gambling
(Florida) -- Golf and gambling go way back, long before Phil Mickelson’s legendary Tuesday money games on Tour, or Titanic Thompson reportedly taking $30,000 off...

2/22/2017

article Gambling expert urges Canadian provinces to dive into daily fantasy sports
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article Fantasy sports could see new regulations in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- Fantasy sports leagues are about as popular as the games themselves, and now Kentucky may be regulating all fantasy sports in the state. Rep. Adam Koenig (...

2/21/2017

article Luck or skill? Daily fantasy sports like DraftKings splitting conservative Texas lawmakers
(Texas) -- Ezekiel Elliott rumbles up the middle for a 50-yard touchdown run. The Dallas Cowboys get a victory, and you win money with your fantasy football team. Were...
article Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance Fighting to Keep Fantasy Sports Legal in Texas
(Texas) -- Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show, Scott Dunaway from Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance joined the broadcast to talk about his organization’s efforts to define...
article Texas: Where The Stakes Are Highest For Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization
(Texas) -- The efforts to legalize daily fantasy sports are continuing to gain traction around the US. There are bills involving paid-entry fantasy sports in more than...

2/20/2017

article Fantasy Aces Hires Criminal Lawyer as New York Gaming Commission Turns Up the Heat
(New York) -- The New York Gaming Commission has launched an investigation into Fantasy Aces, the daily fantasy sports site that filed for bankruptcy at the end of...
article Gambling expert calls on provinces to step into daily fantasy sports arena
(British Columbia) -- A gambling researcher is calling on Canada's provincial lottery corporations to enter the controversial business of daily fantasy sports,...
article When It Comes to Fantasy Sports, Let Texans Play
(Texas) -- Texas is a national leader in business growth and economic freedom chiefly because of the hospitable regulatory environment it has provided for businesses and...

2/19/2017

article Nebraska Legislature bill endorsed by Fan Duel, DraftKings would hurt small fantasy sports companies, critics say
(Nebraska) -- Fantasy sports has traditionally been a hobby for sports geeks. A dozen or so friends get together, draft teams made up of professional athletes and track...

2/18/2017

article The House gaming bill and Florida fantasy sports
(Florida) -- A new omnibus gaming bill appeared in the House this week. That bill, however, does not include provisions relating to daily fantasy sports.
article Fantasy sports league donates funds to charitable causes
(Pennsylvania) -- Mike Regula, 25, has faced season after season of defeat. He opened one 0-10. Another fell flat after week 11.

2/16/2017

article There Are Now Bills Dealing With Fantasy Sports In 40 Percent Of State Legislatures
(USA) -- The interest in fantasy sports regulation hasn’t cooled off in 2017. Bills that have something to do with fantasy sports have appeared in 20 of the 50...
article BLOG: Hanging onto reality in fantasy sports
(Alberta) -- I’m thinking if I had spent as much time in my studies in high school as a child as I currently do in my adult life researching sport and fantasy...

2/14/2017

article FantasyDraft To Pay Out Some Of $1.3 Million Owed To Players By Bankrupt Fantasy Aces
(USA) -- Daily fantasy sports site FantasyDraft announced that it would be paying out some of the money owed to the players of the now defunct Fantasy Aces after it...

2/13/2017

article FantasyDraft saves the day, announces refund for Fantasy Aces players
(USA) -- FantasyDraft is getting involved with rival Fantasy Aces again—only this time, the daily fantasy sports operator is stepping in to reimburse Fantasy Aces...
article Latest Illinois DFS bill proposes tax of up to 22.5% for operators [sub req]
(Illinois) -- The expansion of daily fantasy sports (DFS) legislation across the US continues with lawmakers in Illinois the latest to introduce proposals to regulate...
article Mississippi House passed DFS bill
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved last Thursday the bill 967, which contemplates the regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS). The first...

2/12/2017

article Daily fantasy sports bill passed by House in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House reviewed two gambling bills on Thursday with only one earning the vote to move forward. The state has seen a daily fantasy sports...

2/10/2017

article House approves tax, regulation of fantasy sports contests
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi House has reversed itself and passed a bill to regulate and tax operators of daily fantasy sports contests. House Bill 967 failed...

2/9/2017

article Maryland Becomes Latest State To Eye Legal Sports Betting With New Bill
(Maryland) -- Maryland joined the growing list of states that have their eyes on legalizing sports betting. The new legislation that surfaced Thursday would not attempt...

2/7/2017

article Move to Regulate Fantasy Sports in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- By the time next year’s professional football season begins, New Jersey fantasy sports gamers could find themselves logging in to play in a newly...
article Efforts underway to legalize daily fantasy sports in Texas
(Texas) -- Around this time last year, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a non-binding opinion that playing daily fantasy sports in Texas is illegal.

2/6/2017

article Texas To Consider Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports
(Texas) -- Despite being one of the least gambling-friendly states in the nation, Texas will take a look at regulating daily fantasy sports this year. A series of bills...
article Wisconsin Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Ready for Kickoff
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin daily fantasy sports (DFS) will soon make its way back to the state capital in Madison should a lawmaker stay true to his word.

2/5/2017

article New York asks DFS operators to prove fund segregation
(New York) -- New York gaming regulators have asked daily fantasy sports operators to prove that they segregate player funds from operating capital.
article Another push coming to legalize fantasy sports wagering in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Today’s Super Bowl concludes another professional football season. By the time the next season rolls around in the fall, if some state lawmakers have...

2/4/2017

press release Global Fantasy Sports Industry 2016 Market Research Report
(Internet) -- The Global Fantasy Sports Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Fantasy Sports industry.

2/3/2017

article Fantasy Sports Bill Filed In Austin
(Texas) -- They say the bill will ensure you’re allowed to play those fantasy sports you love so much. The Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance backs House Bill 1457,...
article Texas lawmakers renew fight over daily fantasy sports games
(Texas) -- Texas lawmakers are venturing into the debate over the legality of daily fantasy sports leagues, a billion-dollar industry that has created regulatory battles...
article Yahoo enters UK Daily Fantasy Sports market
(UK) -- Yahoo has announced the launch of Yahoo Sport Daily Fantasy in the UK, offering sports fans one-day and one-week fantasy contests for cash prizes.

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