2 Major Flaws with Virginia’s Fantasy Sports Law

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

Inc.com: Darren Heitner, March 8, 2016

Virginia has become the first state to specifically authorize fantasy sports operations within its laws, through the establishment of the Fantasy Contests Act.

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Fantasy Player's Letter To Pennsylvania Senator Charles McIlhinney

This is a copy of an email that was sent by Pennsylvania fantasy sports player Bill Radcliff and received by Pennsylvania senator Charles McIlhinney on Friday, June 24th. 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Bill Radcliff" <email address removed>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2016 12:57pm
To: cmcilhinney@pasen.gov
Cc: dave@sbfsta.org
Subject: HB2150

Dear Mr Mcilhinney,
 
I am writing to you today as a constituent of your district in reference to house bill HB2150 which will in part govern Fantasy sports in PA.  I have taken the time to do some research on the bill and the Memorandum preceding the bill’s introduction and while I agree in most facets of the bill and the points representative Dunbar makes in his memorandum dated June 3 there are serious implications for the smaller operators of fantasy sports gaming that need to be considered in the broad language contained in this bill. 
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Bet on Guv letting SEA 339 be law?

The following article can be found in its original form in the Indiana Gaming Insight Newsletter:

Indiana Gaming Insight: March 21, 2016

Reproduction approved by publisher.

We were spot-on with our projection that SB 339, the fantasy sports wagering bill that removes the platform from a legal gray zone, would avoid conference committee, receive Senate concurrence, and head to the Governor’s desk.

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Small Fantasy Sports Businesses to fight NY duopoly

The following press conference video can be found in its original form at this link from Mack Communications on YouTube:

Mack Communications: March 30, 2016

A newly formed coalition of small fantasy sports business operators and vendors has joined forces in an attempt to amend proposed legislation in New York State that would impose an onerous $500,000 fee in order to be licensed to operate fantasy sports contests in the state. The new association has formed in opposition to DraftKings and FanDuel, both of which support the New York legislation.

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Small Business Side of Daily Fantasy Sports

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from Time Warner Cable News:

Time Warner Cable News: March 29, 2016

Virginia and Indiana are the first two states to pass regulations for daily fantasy sports. Meanwhile, here in New York, a temporary ban has been placed on companies DraftKings and FanDuel by attorney general Eric Schneiderman.

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Small fantasy sports businesses protest N.Y. fee proposal

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

Boston Globe: Michael Virtanen, March 30, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. — Small fantasy sports businesses said Tuesday that legislation requiring them to pay a $500,000 licensing fee would make New York too expensive for all but industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Fantasy Industry Open To Federal Regulations

The following article can be found in its original PDF form from Gambling Compliance:

Gambling Compliance: Tony Batt, May 12, 2016

Fantasy sports operators are willing to cooperate with Congress in establishing consumer protection guidelines, an industry trade group’s executive told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

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House Committee Hears From Fantasy Sports Leaders

The following article can be found in its original form in Courthouse News:

Courthouse News: Tim Ryan, May 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (CN) - Members of Congress on Wednesday struggled with whether to treat daily fantasy sports sites as gambling, while representatives of the multi-billion dollar industry urged lawmakers to leave regulation to the states.

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Fantasy Sports' Goal-Line Rush

The following article can be found in its original form in the New York Post:

New York Post: Alex Kaganovsky, May 20, 2016

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This Week In Sports Law: Federal Fantasy Hearing, NFL Concussion Cash, Miami's Soccer Struggle

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

Forbes: Darren Heitner, May 15, 2016

Congress Makes It Clear That It Does Not Understand Fantasy Sports

On May 11, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce met with individuals representing a broad spectrum of the fantasy sports industry as well as those on behalf of companies seeking to provide services to improve on the integrity of games.

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