Ohio is shaping up to be one of the major battleground states for the daily fantasy sports industry next year, as a new piece of legislation has surfaced. The legislation comes after a bill that would make DFS illegal was introduced earlier this year. An attorney general memo this year also did little to clear up the legality of DFS in the state.
Eight states passed DFS regulatory bills in 2016, with a renewed lobbying push from the industry expected across the country in the new year. State Senator Dave Burke introduced an industry-friendly piece of legislation that would formally legalize and regulate DFS contests in the state.
The new bill “affirms the legality of fantasy sports in Ohio” according to Burke’s office. At its core, it gives the Ohio Casino Control Commission the authority to regulate fantasy contests, while also exempting DFS contests from the state’s gambling code. The bill would set up consumer protections that have become standard in other states, while also granting wide-ranging rule-making powers to the OCCC.
Fantasy Sports Now Legal in Kansas Kansas State Governor Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will legalise fantasy sports gaming activities in the US state.
Having received heavy support from the public and government figures, Bill HB 2155 was passed in the state senate by a vote of 37-1.
Signed by Governor […]
Massachusetts May Consider Online Gambling & Fantasy Sports On Monday, the Massachusetts Special Commission on Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports met for the first time. The existence of the panel is a result of a daily fantasy sports bill the legislature passed in August. The bill legalized daily fantasy sports in […]
Sheldon Adelson Now Opposes Fantasy Sports This week, the first week of a new NFL season, is the biggest of the year for companies like DraftKings and FanDuel, the platforms that offer a “daily” alternative to traditional “season-long” fantasy sports. This week is when new users sign up in droves.
But this season, there are […]