Daily fantasy sports: Here to stay in Minnesota?

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By Jason Gonzalez

The Legislature is expected to take up the growing conundrum surrounding daily fantasy sports (DFS) when Minnesota lawmakers convene for the year March 8.

But other state officials have neither the plans nor the jurisdiction to make splashier moves banning daily fantasy sports, as three high-profile states have done in recent months.

On Tuesday, Texas became the third heavily populated state to constitute DFS as illegal gambling when state attorney general Ken Paxton wrote that websites DraftKings and FanDuel, two major players in the billion-dollar daily fantasy industry, were taking illegal bets under state law.

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