Fantasy sports soon could have a new reality in Ohio

Fantasy sports soon could have a new reality in Ohio

The following article can be found in its original form at this link from Crain's Cleveland Business:

Crain's Cleveland Business: Kevin Kleps, September 24, 2017

By early 2018, the fantasy sports industry could be legal in Ohio, and thus be exempt from state gambling laws.

It's a development that would be welcomed by two of the titans of daily fantasy sports — DraftKings and FanDuel. And for Northeast Ohio resident Kevin Day, whose Fantasy Football Calculator doesn't fit the pay-to-play model that state legislators are seeking to regulate, it could be a sign of things to come.

Day's website, which he developed as a Case Western Reserve University engineering student 11 years ago, focuses primarily on fantasy football mock drafts. But he told state senators in a letter that was included in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 19, that he hopes to expand his software and content to customers who compete in paid fantasy contests, and would "like the freedom" to run fantasy contests as his business grows.

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