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  • bholloway

    Quick recap here of the goings on in the state-by-state legal battles.

    Short version: Great news in Mississippi and Tennessee, not-so-great in Iowa, and making progress in Colorado.

  • kaetorade

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    Thanks for such a nice summary. Any news out of Texas?

  • bholloway

    Nothing I’ve heard. The state legislature there doesn’t reconvene until 2017, so it’ll probably be a while.

  • Cal

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    Thanks Brent, looking forward to more of these.

    Hopefully we’ll get some good news out of Colorado today. IL should have some more news next week.

  • billholler

    @bholloway said...

    Nothing I’ve heard. The state legislature there doesn’t reconvene until 2017, so it’ll probably be a while.

    Resident of Texas here and always felt DFS was safe here with our most visible resident (Jerry Jones) a significant private investor. Was shocked when the AG proclaimed it illegal and even more shocked he hasn’t been kidnapped by aliens or something.

  • TheRyanFlaherty

    I hadn’t heard the Illinois new. Hopefully things stay positive there because that would be a nice victory.

    Also, while the CT blurb is frustrating, part of me at least respects them for being honest. Unlike the other states they are at least overtly referencing the competing interests with the casinos (or at least the casinos seeing it that way).
    Actually now I wonder if some other states may not be thrilled with that blurb…“Stupid CT! You weren’t supposed to let people know where actually making these decisions with the casino lobbyists interests in mind. Keep your mouth shut before you ruin it for us big states!”

  • realmoney

    Didn’t the Texas AG just get indicted with securities fraud?

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-charges-texas-ag-with-fraud-in-case-involving-servergy-inc-1460404789

    http://stateofthestateks.com/2016/04/20/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-charged-with-civil/

    How can a criminal’s opinion matter? Will FD still pull out of Texas on May 1st?

  • Duck911

    Any lawyers here? I picked through the Colorado House Bill on DFS and although the legitimization of DFS in the state seems positive, I also found this language:

    “A person must be licensed by the newly created office of fantasy
    contests in the department of regulatory agencies to be able to offer to
    conduct a fantasy contest. Fantasy contests may be conducted by a fantasy
    contest operator at licensed gaming establishments, class B horse racing
    tracks, and at a licensed facility at which pari-mutuel wagering may
    occur.”

    Whether oversight or an intentional loophole, this doesn’t seem to allow for out-of-state, on-line DFS. The phrase “Fantasy contests MAY be conducted……..” could possibly mean that the list of establishments is a suggestion and not a hard requirement, but again, I am not a lawyer.

    It’d be a shame if this was disguised language that by default made on-line DFS illegal.

    Bill is here:
    http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2016a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont2/4F153CC1C580418687257F780057F3FD/$FILE/1404_01.pdf

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