FSTA Working with SBFSTA To Unify Message

The following update can be found in its original form at this link from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA):

FSTA Legislative Update: Jay Correia, April 1, 2016

It has been a busy legislative week. It was just two short weeks ago that I joined the FSTA Legislative Committee and I am proud of the amount of work we’ve accomplished in that short period of time. With that said, we’ve still got a long way to go.

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The Small Business Fantasy Sports Trade Association speaks out

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

Playing Legal: Thomas Rijks, April 1, 2016

Smaller fantasy sports operators have banded together to raise concerns about the detrimental legislative changes that the market leaders, FanDuel and Draftkings have been coaxing across the nation.

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Small fantasy sports owners oppose proposed DraftKings, FanDuel legislation

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Albany Business Review:

Albany Business Review: Marie J. French, March 30, 2016

FanDuel and DraftKings aren't the only fantasy sports games in town.

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Smaller fantasy sports businesses taking a hit as legislation continues to target daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings, FanDuel

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the New York Daily News:

New York Daily News: Evan Grossman, April 22, 2016

Chances are, you've heard of DraftKings or FanDuel, the two giants of the fantasy sports world. But what about FantasyFreakingFootball.com? Yeah, not so much.

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Fantasy sports bill moves out of House committee

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from the Illinois State Journal-Register:

State Journal-Register: Drew Zimmerman, April 20, 2016

A House committee voted 9-4 Wednesday to advance a bill formally legalizing online fantasy sports services in Illinois.

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Small fantasy sports companies lobby to stop possible law

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

Seattle Times: Michael Virtanen, March 29, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Small businesses that provide fantasy sports 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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Virginia Governor Working with SBFSTA

This is a copy of a letter that was sent by Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe and received by SBFSTA President Dave Gerczak on Monday, April 18th.

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SBFSTA Executive Director Steve Brubaker Interview on Sirius/XM Radio

On Thursday, April 14th, Dr. Roto and Tommy G from the ScoutFantasy Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio Show interviewed SBFSTA executive director Steve Brubaker.

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Scott Atkins on the SBFSTA on Sirius/XM's ScoutFantasy Show

This is the audio clip of the interview between Scott Atkins @ScottFantasy (co-founder SBFSTA @SBFSTA) did with Dr. Roto @DrRoto on the Scout Fantasy Show @ScoutFantasy on Sirius XM Radio @SiriusXMFantasy from April 7, 2016.

 

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Small Fantasy Sports Biz to fight duopoly

The following press release can be found in its original form at this link from PR Newswire:

PR Newswire: Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports - A Trade Association, March 29, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y., March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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