Texas attorney general has no business determining legality of daily fantasy sports

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By: James C. Ho Texans love football. For millions of us, that means not just watching football — but playing fantasy football, too. State attorneys general in New York and Illinois, however, have taken controversial actions to prevent their citizens from playing fantasy sports. Texans are asking whether the same could happen here. Based on my experience, it would be … Read More

New York Daily Fantasy Players in Game for NBA, NHL Playoffs

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by Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg Daily fantasy sports players won’t be shut out of the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League playoffs after a state appeals court allowed the two biggest sites to continue operating while they fight the attorney general’s claim that they’re illegal gambling operations. A panel of state appellate judges on Monday put a hold on a December … Read More

MLB, NBA commissioners voice support for regulating FanDuel, DraftKings

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by Andrew Wallenstein / Boston Herald Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver voiced their support for regulating fantasy-sports websites FanDuel and DraftKings in a joint appearance at CES on Thursday morning. Citing the mounting legal challenges faced by these fast-growing businesses, the commissioners noted they were monitoring fantasy sports very closely and that they … Read More