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Illinois considers legalizing daily fantasy sports betting

Illinois considers legalizing daily fantasy sports betting

posted on April 06, 2016 by

Illinois lawmakers are to debate legalizing daily fantasy sports betting as they rush to try to meet a Friday deadline to advance dozens of bills out of committees.

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Alabama AG: Paid online fantasy sports sites are illegal

Alabama AG: Paid online fantasy sports sites are illegal

posted on April 06, 2016 by

Alabama’s attorney general says online fantasy sports betting sites are illegal according to state law. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Tuesday that his office has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel. 

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Big startup fees hurt small DFS firms

Big startup fees hurt small DFS firms

posted on March 28, 2016 by

Smaller companies in the expanding fantasy sports industry could be devastated by the five- and six-figure entry fees in new legislation passed by states trying to regulate the business.

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DraftKings ready for Massachusetts

DraftKings ready for Massachusetts

posted on March 25, 2016 by

DraftKings, Inc. today announced its plan to fully comply with the final regulations put forth by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, signaling the company’s ongoing commitment to consumer protections.

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Maryland to let voters decide on Fantasy betting

Maryland to let voters decide on Fantasy betting

posted on March 24, 2016 by

Maryland would become the first state to let voters decide whether the popular but controversial phenomenon of fantasy sports betting is fully legal, under bills now pending in the legislature.

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Measure to put fantasy sports betting on ballot advances

Measure to put fantasy sports betting on ballot advances

posted on March 23, 2016 by

Maryland voters would decide whether to allow daily fantasy sports betting, under a bill moving forward in the legislature. The Senate gave preliminary approval to two measures Tuesday.

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FanDuel, DraftKings agree to stop taking bets in NY

FanDuel, DraftKings agree to stop taking bets in NY

posted on March 23, 2016 by

The nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop taking paid bets in New York through the end of baseball season, in September, as lawmakers consider legalizing the popular online contests.

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Fantasy Sports same as DFS in Minnesota

Fantasy Sports same as DFS in Minnesota

posted on March 23, 2016 by

A national debate over daily fantasy sports games has come to the Minnesota Legislature.

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Daily Fantasy Sports stops in New York

Daily Fantasy Sports stops in New York

posted on March 22, 2016 by

The nation's two largest daily fantasy sports websites have agreed to stop taking paid bets in New York through the end of baseball season, in September.

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eSports could overtake fantasy sports

eSports could overtake fantasy sports

posted on March 22, 2016 by

The Analyst | At the recent Nevada Gaming Policy Committee one of the topics briefly touched on was eSports. But the amount of time spent on it could have been measured with a stop watch as the dominant topic of the day was Daily Fantasy Sports.

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Salerno plans on pari-mutuel fantasy sports

Salerno plans on pari-mutuel fantasy sports

posted on March 22, 2016 by

Hall of Fame bookmaker Vic Salerno says he is ready to rock and roll with a spin on fantasy sports betting that will bring the promise of million dollar prizes to Nevada bettors using a pari-mutuel platform.

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DFS sites and Nevada not on same page

DFS sites and Nevada not on same page

posted on March 15, 2016 by

Gaming Insider | The two giants in the daily fantasy sports, DraftKings and FanDuel, business are not interested in the tough questions and invasive procedures that go with applying for a Nevada casino license.

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Daily fantasy sports firms oppose N.J. regulations

Daily fantasy sports firms oppose N.J. regulations

posted on March 14, 2016 by

The nation’s main daily fantasy sports companies are opposing New Jersey’s effort to regulate them because a proposed measure does not explicitly say they offer games of skill instead of gambling.

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Connecticut lawmakers favor fantasy sports regs

Connecticut lawmakers favor fantasy sports regs

posted on March 12, 2016 by

​Connecticut is on a path to become the latest state to regulate the online fantasy sports industry. A committee has forwarded a bill that would require protection for consumers who play daily fantasy sports contests such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Connecticut looking to regulate fantasy sports betting

Connecticut looking to regulate fantasy sports betting

posted on March 11, 2016 by

Connecticut moved closer Thursday toward becoming the latest state to regulate the fast-growing online fantasy sports industry.

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Virginia first state to legalize and regulate Fantasy Sports

Virginia first state to legalize and regulate Fantasy Sports

posted on March 09, 2016 by

Virginia has become the first state with a law regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy sports industry and specifying that fantasy sports betting is not “illegal gambling.”

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Virginia governor signs daily fantasy bill

Virginia governor signs daily fantasy bill

posted on March 09, 2016 by

Leaders of the push to allow wagering on daily fantasy sports have been busy this week, recognizing Virginia as the first state in the country to approve a legal framework for DSF operations, and telling their story in Nevada.

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Governor calls for updated gaming regs

Governor calls for updated gaming regs

posted on March 08, 2016 by

Gov. Brian Sandoval wants Nevada to create regulations that will address daily fantasy sports, so-called eSports and any other concepts that can produce thoughtfully regulated revenue streams for the state’s casinos.

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Discussion a step forward for daily fantasy sports

Discussion a step forward for daily fantasy sports

posted on March 08, 2016 by

Finally, some hope for fantasy sports becoming part of state licensing. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval convened the panel of gaming industry leaders, experts and regulators to discuss daily fantasy sports wagering

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Salerno planning for daily fantasy sports

Salerno planning for daily fantasy sports

posted on March 08, 2016 by

Gaming Hall of Fame bookmaker Vic Salerno remains on track, he says, to have his pari-mutuel approach to daily fantasy sports betting up and running in time for the coming football season.

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