Don’t kill fantasy sports in Maryland

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In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that made it clear that participating in paid, online fantasy sports was not gambling. We believe that was the correct decision. Study after study has demonstrated that participation in fantasy sports is a game of skill that does not belong in the same category as slot machines and blackjack.

Unfortunately, there is a bill moving through the legislature this year that could shut out nearly 1 million Marylanders from the fantasy games they love to play.

The General Assembly is right to consider new regulations to protect players, but we need to be thoughtful and deliberate in our regulation. Shutting down a thriving new industry is not the answer and a better plan must prevail.

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