Opinion: Give fantasy sports a clear playing field


By Peter Schoenke

Amid all the recent clamor over fantasy sports, residents of Illinois may be forgiven for wondering about the legal status of these games. That’s a shame, because more than two million people in this state participate in fantasy sports contests, and they deserve clarity — and the right to play.

The good news is that new legislation in Illinois would remove any questions clouding fantasy sports and would add new consumer protections.

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