Regulations Don’t Apply to Casual, Season-Long Fantasy Sports Games January 12, 2017 With daily fantasy sports games drawing in hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, regulations took effect Monday, January 2, to help ensure the games are fair and that winners pay appropriate Maryland taxes. “Daily online fantasy sports games have a significant presence in Maryland,” Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said. … Read More
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
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
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
byJeremy B. White / Sacramento Bee California lawmakers moved Wednesday to regulate the booming daily fantasy sports industry despite uncertainty around whether the contests are a form of gambling and if the Legislature has authority over the issue. Read more here.
by Mark Alesia / Indianapolis Star Two Hoosier lawmakers are going beyond just support for the embattled fantasy sports industry to inviting FanDuel to move its headquarters from New York to Indiana. Read more here.