Legislature must correct mistake that hurts fantasy sports companies

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Tim Jensen, April 14, 2017

In his column "A rich fantasy life" (April 9), Kevin Horrigan gets a lot wrong about fantasy sports.

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Op Ed: Legislature Must Act to Protect Small Businesses in Growing Fantasy Sports Industry

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from The Missouri Times:

The Missouri Times: Tim Jensen, April 7, 2017

In 2016, the Missouri legislature was refreshingly proactive in becoming one of the first states to regulate and tax fantasy sports. At first glance, the passage of legislation was great news for fantasy sports companies — not just the big names you know, like DraftKings and FanDuel, but also Missouri small business owners like me.

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Proposed law would make fantasy sports a reality in Ohio

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from The Columbus Dispatch:

The Columbus Dispatch: Alan Johnson, March 30, 2017

Two state lawmakers want to make fantasy sports a legal reality in Ohio.

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Fantasy sports could be included in state’s gaming expansion

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from The Meadville Tribune:

The Meadville Tribune: John Finnerty - CNHI News Service, March 9, 2017

In the coming days, sports fans will be busily filling out college basketball brackets and watching spring training for the latest news to fill the rosters of their fantasy baseball teams. 

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Nebraska Legislature bill endorsed by Fan Duel, DraftKings would hurt small fantasy sports companies, critics say

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Omaha World-Herald:

Omaha World-Herald: Joe Duggan, February 19, 2017

LINCOLN — Fantasy sports has traditionally been a hobby for sports geeks.

A dozen or so friends get together, draft teams made up of professional athletes and track the players’ real-life statistics to compete for bragging rights, maybe a plastic trophy or even a few hundred bucks.

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Proposed bill would regulate fantasy sports contests

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Scottsbluff Star-Herald:

Scottsbluff Star-Herald: Adrian Jania, February 1, 2017

LINCOLN - The increasing popularity of fantasy sports in Nebraska has drawn attention from lawmakers in the form of a bill to regulate the online games. The bill, LB 469, proposed by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill, would create the Fantasy Contests Act.

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Pennsylvania Online Gambling And Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Live Blog October 19

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the US Poker:

US Poker: Steve Ruddock, October 19, 2016

The hearing will be live streamed here.

The committee will discuss online gambling and daily fantasy sports.

Rep. John Payne is the Chairman of the GO Committee.

Back story

We’ve provided several links to get you caught up on the current situation in Pennsylvania.

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How a large fantasy sports plan touches a small Elmhurst business

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Daily Herald about SBFSTA member Big Game Software:

Chicago Daily Herald: Mary Hansen, April 20, 2016

Brett Baker remembers when notifications about his fantasy sports teams didn't pop up on his phone.

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The future of fantasy sports in Florida remains uncertain

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from WCTV and Capitol News Service:

Capitol News Service: Mike Vaslinda, August 10, 2016

CHICAGO -- Fantasy sports leagues are a $150 billion per year industry nationwide, and Florida lawmakers at a national conference in Chicago are getting an earful from the industry.

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State governments eye cash from fantasy sports

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from The Hill:

The Hill: Reid Wilson, August 10, 2016

CHICAGO — State legislators across the country are preparing for a nationwide battle over the booming and largely unregulated daily fantasy sports industry.

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