House Bill 6419 would revise a provision that currently exempts certain games or contests from the general prohibition on gambling to include in the exemption a fantasy or simulation sports game or contest that satisfies certain conditions.
This bill aims to address a number of online gambling reforms, including the legalization and regulation of online gambling and daily fantasy sports, the reinstatement of the local share tax and the authorization of skill-based gambling machines.
A bill filed in the Florida House of Representatives in November 2015 aims to clarify the legal status of daily fantasy sports under state law, implement consumer protection measures and charge a licensing fee to operators. The bill was amended in January 2016.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez has granted an injunction barring DraftKings and FanDuel from accepting wagers on daily fantasy sports contests in the state until the court makes a final ruling in Attorney General Eric Schneider's case against the sites.
DraftKings sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the state after Schneiderman issued a cease and desist letter to DraftKings, demanding that the daily fantasy sports site stop accepting wagers from players in New York.
Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel filed a lawsuit against the state of New York and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who issued a cease and desist order against the site, demanding that it stops accepting wagers from players in New York.
A bill filed in the Florida Senate in November 2015 aims to clarify the legal status of daily fantasy sports under state law, implement consumer protection measures and charge a licensing fee to operators.
Washington Redskins player Pierre Garcon brought a class action lawsuit against daily fantasy sports company FanDuel for allegedly exploiting the likenesses, popularity and accomplishments of NFL skill position players.