Fla. Bill Specifies That Fantasy Sports Are Not Gambling

Law360, Miami (January 4, 2017, 9:47 PM EST) -- A bill filed Wednesday in the Florida House of Representatives renews efforts to legalize pay-to-play daily fantasy sports in the state, with the sponsor saying he hopes a simplified approach will lead to passage where proposals introduced in 2016 failed.

H.B. 14 specifies that the contests offered by sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel, which have seen rapid gains in popularity in recent years but have also drawn controversy due to questions of whether they are a form of gambling, are not covered by the state's broad laws prohibiting gambling and not subject to regulation by the Florida Department of Business...

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