Attorney General Kilmartin Finds Daily Fantasy Sports Legal in Rhode Island

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After a review of appropriate state statutes, case law, and operations, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has found that daily fantasy sports are currently legal under Rhode Island law. Kilmartin sent his finding in a letter to Governor Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and Speaker Nicholas Mattiello.

Kilmartin also strongly advised the Legislature to at a minimum establish regulations to protect Rhode Island players.

“There has been much discussion nationwide about the legality of daily fantasy sports. What has been made very clear is that state-specific laws determine the legality of these operations; what is found to be legal in one state may be found to be illegal in another state. After a very thorough review of how these sites operate and an analysis of our statutes and relevant case law, I am confident that daily fantasy sports sites are currently legal in Rhode Island,” said Attorney General Kilmartin.

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