Stephen Martino: Md. should follow Virginia’s lead on fantasy sports

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By: Commentary: Stephen Martino April 7, 2016 In state legislatures across the country, bills are moving to establish and clarify consumer protection standards for fantasy sports. The overwhelming majority of these efforts will ensure millions of fans can continue to play fantasy sports, install sensible oversight to protect players and help a growing industry continue to create new businesses and … Read More

Alabama professor: There’s a lot more skill than luck in fantasy sports (opinion)

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By Andrew C. Billings As a sports media scholar who has conducted research on fantasy sports play, I find myself fielding quite a few questions from a variety of constituencies relating to the rapid explosion of daily, weekly and season-long fantasy games. Usually, it’s the core question: “Do you think this stuff is gambling?” My response is usually some variation … Read More

Alabama attorney general moves to shut down fantasy sports sites

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WRITTEN BY JORDAN LAPORTA ON APRIL 6, 2016 AT 2:45 PM CDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After extended silence, Alabama Attorney General has declared that online fantasy sports betting sites are illegal according to state law. Popular sites DraftKings and FanDuel have been issued cease and desist letters by Strange and have until May 1st to end all paid contests in the … Read More

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 … Read More

Alabama professor: There’s a lot more skill than luck in fantasy sports (opinion)

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WRITTEN BY EDITOR ON DECEMBER 9, 2015 AT 8:58 AM CDT As a sports media scholar who has conducted research on fantasy sports play, I find myself fielding quite a few questions from a variety of constituencies relating to the rapid explosion of daily, weekly and season-long fantasy games. Usually, it’s the core question: “Do you think this stuff is gambling?” … Read More

Alabama lawmakers weigh what to do with the booming fantasy sports industry

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WRITTEN BY CLIFF SIMS ON MARCH 29, 2016 AT 9:57 AM CDT When the Alabama legislature returns from spring break next week, one of the first bills that will receive consideration would create a structure by which the state government can regulate the booming fantasy sports industry. Over 700,000 Alabamians — roughly 20% of the state’s population over the age of … Read More

FSTA Statement Regarding Massachusetts Regulations

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Issued on 3/25/16 “We are pleased that Attorney General Healey has issued regulations that will provide important consumer protections and allow all businesses in our industry to thrive. We have recently seen a great deal of positive momentum, and today’s outcome in Massachusetts provides a very strong framework that other states can follow to ensure millions of fans can continue … Read More

DraftKings and FanDuel Statements on New York

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DraftKings Statement Regarding the Settlement with the New York Attorney General Effective today, as part of a settlement reached with the Attorney General’s office, DraftKings will stop offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in New York State. We are an industry leader in technology, innovation and consumer protections, and we are grateful to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers … Read More

REP. ZALEWSKI SAYS LEGALIZING ILLINOIS FANTASY SPORTS CONTESTS WILL PROTECT JOBS, BUSINESS AND PLAYERS

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By Mark Fitton SPRINGFIELD — A state lawmaker says his bill to formally legalize online Illinois fantasy sports contests would protect as many 2 million Illinoisans who play, as well as small businesses that offer the games or related services. Illinois law neither explicitly allows or forbids the games, which have participants open real-money accounts with online operators. Read more … Read More

Mark Cuban to politicians: Good luck killing fantasy sports

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By Mark Cuban The death of the fantasy sports industry has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, certain politicians like New York Attorney Gen. Eric Schneiderman and California Assemblyman Marc Levine have sought to make a name for themselves by promoting efforts to ban daily fantasy in their respective states. They are wrong and misguided. But the larger story — and the one … Read More