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Frequent Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality

Frequent Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality

Frequent Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality

Texas received three daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and creating a framework of regulation for the competitions.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sparked a lawsuit when he opined that daily fantasy sports were illegal under state law. A triple-pronged legislative approach from Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that viewpoint.

The state missed away in the DFS legislation trend that appeared in the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 as a result of fact that its session that is legislative is, nonetheless it is apparently making up for lost time.

Each of the three bills is sponsored by State Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo). Their co-sponsors vary, as does the language of each bill, although they also chime in on numerous matters.

The three bills address the key preoccupations of legislators across the US, from player protections and operator registration fees, to the segregation of player funds as a body of legislation. Curiously, though, one bill ignores the latter somewhat crucial point altogether. Likewise, two bills would define DFS as games of skill, while one wouldn’t bother.

Representative Raymond is clearly hedging his bets.

The Letter of the Law

Raymond stated he hoped his triple-pronged approach would ‘clarify a confusing and ambiguous legislation and affirm that dream sports are legal in T Leer más Acerca deFrequent Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality