Texas received three fantasy that is daily (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 had been illegal under state legislation. A triple-pronged legislative approach from Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that viewpoint.
The state missed down in the DFS legislation trend that appeared in the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 as a result of fact that its legislative session is biennial, however it is apparently making up for lost time.
Each one 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 many 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 would not bother.
Representative Raymond is obviously hedging his bets.
The Letter of regulations
Raymond said he hoped his triple-pronged approach would ‘clarify a confusing and ambiguous legislation and affirm that dream sports Continue reading “Constant Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality”