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  • unageo09

    Another year and another fantasy sports bill filed in the Alabama legislature. This year its House Bill 361 by Rep Kyle South. It has eight co-sponsors. One of which is the Speaker of the House. If you live in Alabama now is the time to contact your rep and senator and ask for their support of this bill. I think this will be the 3rd of 4th time they have tried so don’t get your hopes up.

    URGENT THE ALABAMA HOUSE COULD VOTE ON HOUSE BILL 361 AS EARLY AS TOMORROW (5/8). PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE YES ON THIS BILL! YOU CAN USE THE FANTASY FOR ALL LINK TO CONTACT THEM IF YOU LIKE

    https://fantasysportsforall.com/connect/alabama/

    Update 5/10/19 The Alabama House of Representatives passed HB 361 this past Wednesday. The bill passed by a fairly large margin (74-22). The bill will now go to a Senate Committee where it will begin the next stage of the legislative process. There is no timetable when the committee will here this bill. If you haven’t already, Please use the link above to contact your Senator and ask them to pass this legislation.

    UPDATE 5/24 The Senate failed to vote on the fantasy sports bill yesterday. It was up for debate nearing final passage when Senator Arthur Orr began asking a bunch of lame questions. He “ had some issues” with the bill so it was carried over at the call of the chair. We are running out of time as the session may end a week from today. The bill will not appear on any calendar so it will be up to the sponsor to call it back up for debate. I believe he will try it again but don’t know which day. The Senate meets Tuesday evening.

    5/28 The bill has been passed by the Senate with one amendment, It will go back to the House where they will have to concur with the amendment. If they do, they are expected to, then it goes to the governor.

    5/28 UPDATE The House has concurred with the Senate amendment. The bill is on its way to the governors desk.

    5/31 According to Senator Tom Whatley, the Governor has signed the bill.

    6/17 FanDuel and Draft are operating in Alabama

    6/18 DraftKings is live

  • Rogbish

    According to Bloomberg Business, bill was signed by Gov. Ivey on 5/31

  • CompleteCrest321

    Has anybody heard anything on a time table are there any sites operating in the state yet?

  • unageo09

    No. There has been no announcement or timeframe given.

  • unageo09

    Draft is now operating in Alabama. Several people have also been able to deposit on FanDuel but not enter contests yet.

  • unageo09

    Some people are getting FanDuel to work deposit and enter contests.

  • crazylox2001

    I can deposit on FanDuel can’t enter anything

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    FanDuel is working for me from the website, not yet on the app. Woo-hoo!

  • unageo09

    Same with the website for me. We back in business!

  • franksmith494

    got the email for fanduel also

  • unageo09

    DraftKings is working now.

  • franksmith494

    i clicked the link in the email that DraftKings sent out for the deposit bonus, but after i completed the transaction, i don’t see my bonus. Anyone else had that problem?

  • golfer32

    CFB still not available in alabama

  • RammerJamma

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    Where does it say that?

  • franksmith494

    @RammerJamma said...

    Where does it say that?

    when you try to create a lineup for CFB on draftkings

  • RammerJamma

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    Dang that is an absolute bummer if that is the case. It is really the only thing I’ve been looking forward to. Maybe they just haven’t updated the allowed states on DK yet? I didn’t see anything in the bill that was passed that would hinder amateur sports competitions.

  • franksmith494

    @RammerJamma said...

    Dang that is an absolute bummer if that is the case. It is really the only thing I’ve been looking forward to. Maybe they just haven’t updated the allowed states on DK yet? I didn’t see anything in the bill that was passed that would hinder amateur sports competitions.

    might be a question for unageo09, but i just tried it, no dice. It’s possible that is true. might need to ask the draftkings guy that’s on here.

  • RammerJamma

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    This is the only thing mentioned in the bill about prohibiting competitions:

    (4) Prevent the fantasy contest operator from offering contests based on the performances of participants in high school or youth athletic events.

    I’m thinking DK just hasn’t updated the allowed states yet, as this does not encompass college sports.

  • franksmith494

    @RammerJamma said...

    This is the only thing mentioned in the bill about prohibiting competitions:

    (4) Prevent the fantasy contest operator from offering contests based on the performances of participants in high school or youth athletic events.

    I’m thinking DK just hasn’t updated the allowed states yet, as this does not encompass college sports.

    true, but they only have 3 weeks from this saturday to do so. they better get to it.

  • RammerJamma

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    Just got confirmation from DK that college sports will be allowed in Alabama.

    Just was able to join!

  • franksmith494

    @RammerJamma said...

    Just got confirmation from DK that college sports will be allowed in Alabama.

    Just was able to join!

    you were? because i just tried to join a contest and it wouldn’t let me. where did you get the info?

  • RammerJamma

    • 2015 FAFC Finalist

    DK Chat. The blocked notification popped up when I initially clicked on the contest, but I just made a lineup, and was able to enter it

  • franksmith494

    let me give it a try

  • franksmith494

    @RammerJamma said...

    DK Chat. The blocked notification popped up when I initially clicked on the contest, but I just made a lineup, and was able to enter it

    i was able to enter a free contest, so it must be working

  • TuscaloosaJohnny

    @RammerJamma said...

    DK Chat. The blocked notification popped up when I initially clicked on the contest, but I just made a lineup, and was able to enter it

    Same here. Keep calm and Roll Tide!

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