Indiana may regulate daily fantasy sports
December 21, 2015 10:53 AM
by Phil Hevener
Indiana lawmakers are considering the possibility of regulating daily fantasy sports sites and allowing casinos to offer them.
State Rep. Alan Morrison of Terre Haute says Hoosiers are currently allowed to play those sites, but the state has no control over who can offer the games.
“We’ve seen several states across the country trying to regulate this or some ban it entirely,” Morrison said last week at the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Legislative Conference. “The attorney general of Indiana hasn’t offered an opinion on this and it has been left up to the General Assembly. I think it’s time to do something.”
Morrison says he expects to write a bill that would add basic consumer protections and transparency to the sites. He also would like to see the fantasy firms register with the state and pay an annual fee. A final component of the bill would allow Indiana’s casino’s to offer their own daily fantasy sports options or partner with prominent fantasy sites.
Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. Email: PhilHevener@GamingToday.com.