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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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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.
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...

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