Your Friendly Fantasy Football League… Could Now Be Illegal

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

DraftSharks: Lenny Pappano, August 5, 2016

Run a fantasy football league in New York state? Well, if you collect an entry fee — the state government would like a word with you.

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"Game over" for small sports fantasy businesses?

The following video report and interview with SBFSTA president Dave Gerczak can be found in its original form at this link from WCIA-TV Channel 3 News-Champaign, IL:

WCIA-TV Channel 3 News: April 13, 2016

ILLINOIS -- Small fantasy sports businesses say big licensing fees could mean "game over" for them. The Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association plans to work with legislators to ensure the playing field stays level.

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Legalized fantasy sports in Missouri expected to get underway in September

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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Kurt Erickson, July 28, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri could start reaping revenue from people who play fantasy sports as early as September.

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Virginia Daily Fantasy Sports Get Licensed, But Steep Fees Separate Out Big Fish from Small Fry

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from Casino.org:

Casino.org: Katie Barlowe, March 8, 2016

Virginia daily fantasy sports (DFS) have the proud honor of being the first to become licensed in America.

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DFS Legislative Development Summary: Clarification of Legal Status Opens Doors for Daily Contests, but Regulations Set Roadblocks for Smaller Operators

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Vela | Wood PC Law Firm:

Vela | Wood Law: Caroline R. Fabacher, May 28, 2016

With opinions from attorney generals and legislative developments arriving daily, staying on top of the shifting legal environments of every state can be a chore for any fantasy sports operator.

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‘Show Me’ Legal Fantasy Sports: Missouri Legislature Passes Bill

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Legal Sports Report:

Legal Sports Report: Dustin Gouker, May 12, 2016

Missouri became the sixth state legislature to pass a bill that would legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports this year.

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New law might force company to stop offering fantasy sports games in Missouri

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

Missourinet: Alisa Nelson, July 12, 2016

Missouri-based Real Time Fantasy Sports doesn’t know if it can afford to continue offering games to Missourians much longer.

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Why This Daily Fantasy Sports Hearing Raised More Questions Than Answers

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

Fortune: Will Green, May 11, 2016

“I think it’s pretty clear nothing of substance is going to come out of Congress”

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Email From Virginia House of Delegates Representative Jay Leftwich

This is a copy of an email that was sent by Virginia House of Delegates member Jay Leftwich to fantasy player Jeff Elliott on Friday, July 1st.

From: J A Leftwich [mailto:DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov] 

Sent: Friday, July 1, 2016 7:43 AM
To: Jeff Elliott
Subject: Re: Amending the Fantasy spots legislation

Dr. Elliott,

 

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How Small Fantasy Sports Companies Are Finding a Voice

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from Inc.com:

Inc.com: Darren Heitner, April 27, 2016

Smaller fantasy sports sites believe that the Fantasy Sports Trade Association hasn't done enough to protect their interests.

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