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There Are Now Bills Dealing With Fantasy Sports In 40 Percent Of State Legislatures

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 states by the midpoint of February, a pace that keeps it on par with legislative interest that picked up in 2016.

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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.
article Daily fantasy sports – baptising a new Unicorn
(Malta) -- It started in 2004 when Malta saw the promulgation of online gambling licences and since then there has been a steady growth in the industry, albeit little or...

2/2/2017

article Messing With Daily Fantasy Sports In Texas: New Regulatory Bill Drops In Legislature
(Texas) -- One of the biggest battleground states for the daily fantasy sports industry is looking at regulatory bills. Lawmakers in Texas are starting an effort to...
article Texas joins daily fantasy sports legislation parade
(Texas) -- Texas has joined the parade of US states looking to regulate daily fantasy sports activity in 2017. On Wednesday, State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond made good on...
article Daily fantasy sports site Fantasy Aces files for bankruptcy
(California) -- Amid ongoing turmoil for the once-booming daily fantasy sports industry, one of the industry’s largest operators outside of FanDuel and DraftKings...
article View: Fantasy Aces Executives Lost $1 Million Of Players’ Funds, And Need To Be Held Accountable
(USA) -- Stolen money. Lies and deception. And yet another black eye for the daily fantasy sports industry. Today, it became official. Fantasy Aces, a company that had...
article Why Fantasy Aces Wasn’t Caught, And How DraftKings, FanDuel And Others Segregate Player Funds
(USA) -- This week, we learned that daily fantasy sports operator Fantasy Aces filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The main takeaway from that revelation? The site was not...

2/1/2017

article Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports Get Skill Game Classifications
(Virginia) -- Poker and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) have been classified as skill games in two separate states as lawmakers seek to better define the nature of betting.
article Bill likely to revive debate over state regulation of fantasy sports contests
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut lawmakers could again consider whether to explicitly legalize, regulate — and tax — fantasy sports contests, a step several...
press release ICE 2017: Oulala to put a spotlight on Fantasy Sports
(Malta) -- Daily Fantasy Sports(DFS) platform provider Oulala.coICE 2017: Oulala to put a spotlight on Fantasy Sportsm will be attending this year’s ICE Totally...

1/31/2017

article Sen. Dana Young Files Legislation Bill To Clarify Fantasy Sports Legal In Florida
(Florida) -- State Senator Dana Young (R-Tampa) today announced that she has filed Senate Bill 592, which clarifies the law to make clear that fantasy sports are legal...
article DraftKings sets out expansion plans in Europe
(Europe) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has revealed plans to expand its services into other European markets after acquiring a Controlled Skill Games...
article Daily Fantasy Sports legalization debate heats up in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Proponents and opponents of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Nebraska have locked horns as the state opens the debate on the industry’s regulation. The...
article Online Gambling, Poker and DFS Bills Move in New York, New Jersey, Florida, New Hampshire
(USA) -- Online gambling bills are coming fast and furious to several different states recently. It’s that time of year. A month into (most) states’...

1/30/2017

article More states look to regulate daily fantasy
(USA) -- While the daily fantasy industry continues to push for legal clarity in the United States, its largest operator is preparing to expand its international...
article FantasyDraft to acquire Fantasy Aces
(South Carolina) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) company FantasyDraft has agreed a deal to purchase assets from South Carolina-based Fantasy Aces. The agreement includes...
article Opponents in gambling debate face off on bill that would regulate fantasy sports in Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- Opponents in the gambling debate lined up on both sides of a bill Monday that would regulate the fantasy sports industry in Nebraska. The main battle over...
article Assembly committee clears daily fantasy sports bill
(New Jersey) -- A prominent attorney with an expertise in gambling issues told a state Assembly committee in Trenton on Monday that the daily fantasy sports industry is...
article Lawmakers advance measure to regulate daily fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- Legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports in New Jersey has advanced in the Assembly. An Assembly committee on Monday approved the legislation...
article Legal expert backs NJ daily fantasy sports bill at Assembly hearing
(New Jersey) -- A state Assembly committee on Monday voted in favor of a bill that would regulate daily fantasy sports in the state. The committee also was unanimous in...
article N.J. considers rules for daily fantasy sports gaming
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers are considering regulating and taxing daily fantasy sports sites, proposing rules for an industry that has come under scrutiny from...
article N.J. dreaming of getting cut of fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports games officially would be allowed and regulated in New Jersey if a measure advanced by an Assembly committee becomes law....

1/29/2017

article DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion
(Malta) -- DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a...
article Georgia Representative Trey Kelley Behind DFS Regulation Push, Insists Skill Is Involved
(Georgia) -- Gambling bills are coming thick and fast in Georgia. Two casino bills presented to the legislature in Atlanta this week have been joined by “The...

1/28/2017

article Fantasy sports betting operators could soon be taxed 8 percent on Miss. revenue
(Mississippi) -- Fantasy sports betting operators could soon be taxed 8 percent on their Mississippi revenue, the Associated Press reports. Bills up for consideration in...

1/27/2017

article Assembly set to discuss daily fantasy sports bill
(New Jersey) -- The growing industry of daily fantasy sports would be regulated under the terms of a bill to be heard by a state Assembly committee in Trenton on Monday...

1/26/2017

article Bill would tax fantasy sports, treat it like gambling
(Mississippi) -- Last year, Mississippi lawmakers legalized fantasy sports gaming. This year, they're moving to tax it and regulate it. The House Gaming Committee on...
article Mississippi mulls regulations for fantasy sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Fantasy sports betting operators could soon face an 8 percent tax on their Mississippi revenue. House Bill 967 and Senate Bill 2896 would establish the...
article Small-stakes fantasy sports proposal before Legislature looks to pass
(Montana) -- A proposal to make small-stakes online fantasy sport leagues legal in Montana got its second policy hearing in the state Legislature on Thursday. Senate...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Still Getting Pushback As ‘Gambling’ In Some States
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry largely won the argument that it should be classified as a “game of skill” and not “gambling” in the...

1/25/2017

article Recent Silence On DraftKings And FanDuel Merger May Indicate Antitrust Concerns
(Massachusetts) -- On November 18, 2016, daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel announced their plans to merge into a single company. Since then, there...
article Pennsylvania is on the verge of regulating Daily Fantasy Sports
(Pennsylvania) -- Regulating fantasy sports may no longer be a fantasy in Pennsylvania. Thanks to an already allocated budget allowance of $100 million, Pennsylvania...
article Georgia lawmaker introduces bill to regulate fantasy sports
(Georgia) -- Fantasy sports would be regulated in Georgia under legislation in the state House that has won industry support. Under House Bill 118, companies operating...
article Georgia Takes Another Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legalization: Why It’s Important
(Georgia) -- While the aim of the daily fantasy sports industry is to gain legal clarity everywhere it can, some bills are more important others. The new legislative...

1/24/2017

article FanDuel calls on Florida fans to support fantasy sports
(Florida) -- FanDuel, the national fantasy sports website, has sent a “call to action” email to its Florida users, asking them to contact lawmakers in...

1/23/2017

article Legislative Tracker: Daily Fantasy Sports, Sports Betting
(USA) -- The list of states taking a legislative interest in DFS is constantly growing and changing. Some states that currently do not allow fantasy sports are...

1/20/2017

article Daily Fantasy Sports and the Perils of Outlier Marketing
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry has been teetering on the blurry line that divides legality and illegality for some time. Regulators are certainly no...

1/19/2017

article Montana Senate OKs “social” fantasy sports
(Montana) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) enthusiasts secured a small victory in Montana after state senators unanimously voted in favor of a limited form of fantasy...
article New York Online Poker Bill Set To Reemerge, Timeline And Outlook Remain Unclear
(New York) -- Legislation to regulate online poker had surfaced several times in recent years, but it hadn’t gone anywhere until 2016. That’s when a bill...
article Ohio ‘Likely To Pass A Bill This Year’ On Daily Fantasy Sports, Lobbyist Says
(Ohio) -- A legislative hearing about daily fantasy sports in Washington state on Wednesday ended up creating news in an entirely different state.
article Washington State Online Poker And Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Live Blog
(Washington) -- The Washington State Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee will hold a hearing on online poker and daily fantasy sports today: January 18, 2017.
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation And Cybersecurity: A Closer Look
(Massachusetts) -- The editorial board of the Worcester Telegram-Gazette criticized Massachusetts‘ state legislature for not imposing stricter security controls...

1/18/2017

article Florida Lawmaker: DFS Is Game Of Skill
(Florida) -- Florida state Rep. Jason Brodeur recently filed HB149, which would declare daily fantasy sports is a game of skill, not luck, thereby removing it from...
article DraftKings backs state regulations it once opposed
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings Inc., which initially opposed some of Massachusetts’ stiff limits on daily fantasy sports, is now urging officials to keep those...
article State lawmakers consider regulations, tax on daily fantasy sports companies
(Massachusetts) -- It’s a lucrative industry that exploded in popularity. State lawmakers are trying to wrap their arms around daily fantasy sports and the future...
article FanDuel is adding golf to its list of daily fantasy sports contests
(USA) -- If you're a fan of playing fantasy golf, good news. Your options are expanding. Well, at least, for now. On Tuesday, Yahoo Finance reported FanDuel will add...

1/17/2017

article Worldwide online gambling and betting market is projected to expand
(Worldwide) -- After a series of mergers and acquisitions, worldwide online gambling and betting market is projected to expand by as much as 10.8 percent by 2024.

1/16/2017

article Real Growth For The Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Not Likely Till 2018 And Beyond
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry, in many ways, looks like it will be stuck in a holding pattern for much of this year, at least in terms of growth.
article Former AG Coakley: DraftKings Added More Than 100 Jobs
(Massachusetts) -- Former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is planning to tell a Beacon Hill commission that Boston-based daily fantasy sports operator...

1/15/2017

article Poker bill filed in Virginia hoping to follow DFS into law
(Virginia) -- If the state of Virginia ever wakes up to the possibility that gambling is not as dangerous as selling tobacco by the aircraft carrier load then, citizens...
article How a crazy tech 'university' and fantasy sports saved this former pro football player
(Indiana) -- Mike Brown's short-lived time in the NFL made him grateful for one thing: that his mom made him keep his grades up in order to play sports. Thanks to...

1/14/2017

article N.Y. labor law updates: State salary threshold, fantasy sports
(New York) -- Don’t start celebrating the recent decision to block the federal Department of Labor overtime regulations just yet. The New York State De­part­ment of...
article Once A Daily Fantasy Sports Opponent, New York AG Schneiderman Defends Law In New Filing
(New York) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman defended the legality of a new daily fantasy sports law in a filing this week in a case in front of the County...
press release Florida Fantasy Sports Regulations Coming Soon?
(Florida) -- This week a Florida State Senator introduced proposed revisions to the State’s gaming laws intended to, among other things, regulate fantasy sports...

1/13/2017

article Projections Slashed For Daily Fantasy Sports Market
(USA) -- Though they did agree to a merger, last year wasn’t great for DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel, which still control more than 90 percent of the market...
article Florida Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation Lumped Into Massive Gambling Expansion
(Florida) -- Daily fantasy sports has been lumped into a larger gambling bill in Florida that would be a massive expansion of gaming. The legislation also includes the...

1/12/2017

article States Act to Regulate Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- In attempts to lessen the uncertainty that still surrounds the legality of fantasy sports, Maryland and Florida introduced measures to clarify the rules of the...

1/11/2017

article The daily fantasy sports market has a demographic problem
(USA) -- In 2015, daily fantasy sports, a newer subset of traditional “season-long” fantasy sports, exploded in popularity. The two leading companies that...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Now Regulated in Md. to Ensure Fairness, Protect Consumers
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...

1/10/2017

article Proposed Senate bill looks to define and tax 'chance' games
(Washington D.C.) -- The new 115th Congress wasted little time introducing legislation that could shape sports gambling and daily fantasy sports. The new law --...
article Arbitration Clauses Not 'Magic,' Draft Kings Users Say
(New York) -- “Arbitration” is not a magic word for making multidistrict fraud claims vanish, a group of customers of daily fantasy sports platforms...

1/9/2017

article Florida files fantasy sports bill
(Florida) -- A State Representative filed a measure to clarify that fantasy sports are not considered a gambling activity. US.- Jason Brodeur, State Representative from...
article Florida To Take A Second Swing At Daily Fantasy Sports Legality, With No Regulation
(Florida) -- Florida is one of a large swath of states where lawmakers introduced daily fantasy sports legislation that didn’t become law in 2016. Eight states did...
article Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges
(Arizona) -- Scottsdale-based fantasy sports company thrives despite legal challenges Posted January 9, 2017 by Cronkite News The popularity of daily fantasy sports...

1/7/2017

article Proposed law could offer protections to Ohio fantasy sports players
(Ohio) -- A state senator from Ohio has proposed a bill that would affirm the legality of fantasy sports in the state. Senate Bill 375 “is aimed at addressing...
article Daily fantasy sports business gets a dose of reality
(The Internet) -- Daily fantasy sports has lost a bit of the fantasy. After recording several years of torrid growth that helped pull in hundreds of millions of dollars...
article Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction
(Arizona) -- Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate...

1/6/2017

article DraftKings and FanDuel Could Become Legal in Florida Under Proposed Law
(Florida) -- Florida legislators have long fought efforts to expand gambling. But apparently, their steadfast morals vanish when it comes to daily fantasy sports...
article Fantasy sports bill once again filed in Florida
(Florida) -- Florida is taking a second shot at passing a bill to exempt fantasy sports from Sunshine State gambling laws after a similar measure met its demise in a...
article Bill would allow for 'minimal' payout online fantasy sports
(Montana) -- A bill that would let Montanans participate in "minimal value" online fantasy sports got support at its first hearing before the Senate Business,...

1/5/2017

article Maryland Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect
(Maryland) -- This week, regulations governing fantasy sports contests in the State of Maryland went into effect. The regulations, implemented pursuant to a 2012 law...
article Fantasy leagues can be gateway to gambling addiction
(USA) -- Jose Caraveo discovered fantasy football when he was in high school. “Sports was a way for me interact with people from other cultures and communicate...

1/4/2017

article Fantasy sports bill filed again in Legislature
(Florida) -- A bill to exempt fantasy sports play from state gambling regulation has again been filed in the Florida Legislature. State Rep. Jason Brodeur, a Sanford...
article Florida Bill: Fantasy Sports Not Subject to Gambling Laws
(Florida) -- A House Republican on Wednesday filed a proposal that would make clear fantasy sports games are not considered gambling under Florida laws. The bill (HB 149...
article Draft Ops, a daily fantasy sports partner of the Islanders and Barclays Center, files for bankruptcy
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings and FanDuel burst onto the scene seemingly out of nowhere in 2015, spending a collective hundreds of millions of dollars in an attempt to gain...
article Fantasy Sports Regulations In Effect As Of Monday
(Maryland) -- With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are...
article Maryland's New Daily Fantasy Sports Rules Are Fair, Reasonable And Intelligently Executed
(Maryland) -- On Monday, the State of Maryland officially implemented new regulations for the daily fantasy sports industry. Unlike some of the rules promulgated by...

1/3/2017

article Anti-gambling group to begin push in Racine County
(Wisconsin) -- An anti-gambling group is gearing up for a legislative fight over daily fantasy sports, and it plans to make its first stand in Racine County. In...
article Draft Ops Lawsuit And Proposed DraftKings-FanDuel Merger Invite New Scrutiny Of Daily Fantasy Sports
(USA) -- The daily fantasy sports industry was on the precipice of destruction early last year when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman brought a lawsuit against...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Regulations Take Effect
(Maryland) -- Regulations on daily fantasy sports took effect Monday, Comptroller Peter Franchot reminded Marylanders in a Tuesday release. The regulations, issued under...
article Maryland Comptroller Officially Implements Fantasy Sports Regulations
(Maryland) -- Maryland implemented regulations to oversee the daily fantasy sports industry on Monday. The proposed regulations from state Comptroller Peter Franchot had...

1/2/2017

article Anti-gambling group to begin push in Racine County
(Wisconsin) -- An anti-gambling group is gearing up for a legislative fight over daily fantasy sports, and it plans to make its first stand in Racine County.
article Ballard Partners will continue repping daily fantasy sports sites
(Florida) -- Ballard Partners will continue its representation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies into 2017, according to lobbying registration records reviewed...

1/1/2017

article The Poker-DFS Connection: How It Played Out in 2016
(USA) -- Poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS) were hot topics in 2016, with the “are they skill or luck” game arguments being bandied about in many US state...

12/31/2016

article Federal Judge Rejects Emil Interactive’s Legal Argument Their DFS Gaming Is Illegal
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge rejected an dubious legal argument made by a former Las Vegas daily fantasy sports company, which argued that its business was illegal.

12/30/2016

article Federal judge dodges question of daily fantasy sports’ legality
(Minnesota) -- A daily fantasy sports operator has failed in its attempt to convince a federal court that its business model is agin’ the law.
article Daily Fantasy Sports And Sports Betting Turn The Page On 2016: Year In Review
(USA) -- The past year was a transformative one for the daily fantasy sports industry. The two biggest DFS companies — DraftKings and FanDuel — determined...

12/29/2016

article Judge rejects daily fantasy sports company’s argument that its products are illegal
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge has rejected a former Las Vegas area company’s novel legal argument that it should not be liable for a $1.1 million contract with a...

12/26/2016

article Fantasy play raises questions of legality, ethics
(North Carolina) -- Jarrett Corder heard about daily fantasy sports around the same time the rest of the country did. The junior at the University of North Carolina,...

12/23/2016

article FanDuel Powers New NBA In-Game Fantasy Sports App Called ‘InPlay’
(New York) -- The NBA is upping its game on daily fantasy sports, with a little help from FanDuel. The league unveiled a fantasy game based on NBA games called InPlay on...
article FanDuel teams up with the NBA to launch in-play fantasy sports app
(New York) -- The American National Basketball Association has unveiled a new Daily Fantasy Sports app called InPlay, which enables players to “play live during...
article Businessman sees growth in pari-mutuel based fantasy sports
(Las Vegas) -- Vic Salerno’s bid to fill the gap created by the absence of daily fantasy sports play in Nevada has grown exponentially during the football season...

12/22/2016

article NBA unveils interactive, real-time fantasy basketball app
(New York) -- The NBA on Thursday morning unveiled InPlay — an interactive, real-time fantasy basketball app that synchronizes with national broadcasts of NBA...
article NBA wants fans to engage more through 'InPlay'
(New York) -- This is for basketball fans who watch games on TV with the remote in one hand and check their fantasy team's stats on their mobile devices with the...

12/20/2016

article Fantasy football and photography fans warned over Yahoo hack
(Worldwide) -- It appears no one is safe from the 'biggest hack in history'. If you've played fantasy sports using Yahoo Sports, blogged on Tumblr or shared...

12/19/2016

article Why daily fantasy app Draft thinks it can beat DraftKings, FanDuel
(Massachusetts) -- In August 2014, Boston-based daily fantasy sports startup DraftKings acquired Boston-based daily fantasy sports startup StarStreet for an undisclosed...

12/17/2016

article Colorado racetrack, pari-mutuel parlors are betting on windfall from fantasy sports
(Colorado) -- The operator of the Arapahoe Park racetrack has a plan to boost business: allow people to bet on professional athletes much like they bet on horses.

12/13/2016

article Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A fantasy sports bill has been introduced in Ohio pursuant to which the State’s gaming laws would be amended to provide the Ohio Casino Control...

12/11/2016

article Proposed legislation would protect fantasy sports in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A bill introduced last week in the Ohio Senate would ensure that fantasy sports remain legal in the state of Ohio. The bill, which was introduced by Marysville...

12/9/2016

article DFS Spending Increasing Geometrically
(USA) -- Daily Fantasy Sports worldwide is increasing at such a geometric rate that it is expected to double by 2021 to $5.3 billion dollars and reach markets normally...
article Study: DFS Revenue To Reach $5.3 billion by 2021
(USA) -- Spending on daily Fantasy sports will reach $5.3 billion as new markets are opened in the UK, Australia and Latin America, according to a study by the UK’...
article Proposed law could offer protections to Ohio fantasy sports players
(Ohio) -- A state senator from Ohio has proposed a bill that would affirm the legality of fantasy sports in the state. Senate Bill 375 “is aimed at addressing...
article Fantasy sports games are en vogue - now polo now has its own version
(UK) -- Picking your own team to win the Premiership, Champions League, football and Cricket World Cups as a manager or team owner has become as much a part of sport as...
press release Bankroll tracking tool for daily fantasy sports players, RotoTracker, now supports FantasyDraft
(USA) -- RotoTracker, the leading bankroll tracking & game selection tool for daily fantasy sports (DFS) players, now has built in support for FantasyDraft —...

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