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  • keith1174

    Was wondering if anyone else heard about hearings going on today in Maryland. Had a buddy of mine text me and said Maryland was meeting today to talk about the sites. He heard this on a local sports radio station where a bunch of the hosts play on FD and DK. I was looking on the internet and wasn’t able to really find anything except from back in early November where the state comptroller said he was going to examine daily fantasy sites to make sure they are legal.

  • keith1174

    Was able to find a little bit of information.

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/12/13/maryland-panel-to-discuss-issues-on-daily-fantasy-sports/

    Hope nothing bad comes out of this

  • PJGuin23

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    @keith1174 said...

    Was able to find a little bit of information.

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/12/13/maryland-panel-to-discuss-issues-on-daily-fantasy-sports/

    Hope nothing bad comes out of this

    Maryland being a casino state, like it’s neighbors, is on the oooh, let us get a piece of that tasty pie!

  • MRCOOKONUTS

    Yes. the hearing is still scheduled for today.
    The exisiting law was never meant for daily fantasy sports,but for season long among family,friends and co workers.They are reviewing and discussing this DFS boom that has taken place past few years.

  • PJGuin23

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    @MRCOOKONUTS said...

    Yes. the hearing is still scheduled for today.
    The exisiting law was never meant for daily fantasy sports,but for season long among family,friends and co workers.They are reviewing and discussing this DFS boom that has taken place past few years.

    The “it was meant for” is a load of BS. You can’t ban DFS without questioning season long. Just cause one has a better perception doesn’t make it any more legal than the other. In fact DFS could arguably have more skill.

  • PJGuin23

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    The fight is not so much a legal battle as it is a PERCEPTION battle that some are basing off perception not legality. That’s where hopefully higher courts will sort that out.

  • dictator_teddy

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    Well, was planning on moving to Virginia at some point in the future, would speed up that process for me if Maryland bans DFS.

  • theleafnode

    Hmmmm…this makes me sad. I took joy in that fact that my home state was treating DFS fairly…very sad indeed.

    Make sure you write Peter Franchot or your local representative. I know it’s been said a lot, but try to write something personal. It carries more weight than a form letter.

  • Putz

    @dictator_teddy said...

    Well, was planning on moving to Virginia at some point in the future, would speed up that process for me if Maryland bans DFS.

    They aren’t going to ban it. Maryland is an extremely liberal state.

  • kingclam

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    Liberal is the reason they might. Check the list of no play states….all “liberal” states dominated by dems.

  • Putz

    @kingclam said...

    Liberal is the reason they might. Check the list of no play states….all “liberal” states dominated by dems.

    But they already explicitly legalized it.

  • BmoreClutch

    I’ll worry when/if it becomes more than a discussion. Even then I won’t worry too much. Like Putz said, they explicitly legalized it.

  • Putz

    @BmoreClutch said...

    I’ll worry when/if it becomes more than a discussion. Even then I won’t worry too much. Like Putz said, they explicitly legalized it.

    It takes this state years to get something passed other than more taxes.

  • PJGuin23

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    @kingclam said...

    Liberal is the reason they might. Check the list of no play states….all “liberal” states dominated by dems.

    Mixed from my experience. Typically either a Nanny State liberal Dem or a Moralist Conservative Repub will look to ban.

    Remember PA had a proposed all encompassing BLANKET iGaming ban that would have included DFS with 6R and 1D sponsors just this past year.

  • YoungFischer

    @PJGuin23 said...

    Mixed from my experience. Typically either a Nanny State liberal Dem or a Moralist Conservative Repub will look to ban.

    I would also add protectionism to the list which cuts across both parties. Many of the so-called nanny states such as NY and WA are really not very opposed to gambling but are rather just protecting local interests.

    Right now in my opinion it’s somewhat more Democrats attacking DFS but it’s certainly not a clear divide between parties.

  • nixhound

    It looks like yesterday meeting was canceled yesterday. I cant find a reason why but here is a local newspaper reporting on it http://thedailyrecord.com/2015/12/14/maryland-panel-to-discuss-issues-on-daily-fantasy-sports/ . Hopefully it was canceled and wont be rescheduled. I would encourage everyone in Marlyand to contact the State Comptroller Peter Franchot (pfranchot@comp.state.md.us) and let him know that you support DFS . At the end of the day if you are a profitable player you are bringing IN tax dollars to the state and county governments via income tax. Maryland has other big holes in its budget it needs to focus on and we should politely remind our officials that they could lose potential revenue and possibly citizens (Virginia/DE anyone?) if they decide go after DFS.

  • PJGuin23

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    @YoungFischer said...

    I would also add protectionism to the list which cuts across both parties. Many of the so-called nanny states such as NY and WA are really not very opposed to gambling but are rather just protecting local interests.

    Right now in my opinion it’s somewhat more Democrats attacking DFS but it’s certainly not a clear divide between parties.

    DFS is surely an aisle crossing for and against. Similar to abortion pre 1990s. I know I’m commenting from a PA perspective but we once had pro life Democrats and pro choice Republicans represent us at the same time with predominately blue collar religious Catholics making up a large part of the former and wealthy suburbanites making a part of the latter. Now I feel like the parties have shifted. DFS is kind of in a similar situation. I guess me being a more libertarian leaning Democrat, I favor online gambling and see it more as if it’s not here then people will go offshore. But there is a “protect the poor” nanny state element in the Democratic party. But then again there’s a Sheldon Adelson protection of his hide element in the GOP as you eluded to. He’s been doing a decent job so far of meshing the 2 elements for his benefit.

  • dailydimes

    We’re screwed, too much money moving around for the State not to take a piece. Similar to when they allowed Hollywood Casino to come to Perryville, the Casion was doing so well that the state doubled the toll on 95 so they could make extra $$ from their own citizens driving there to play, and it being the first exit off a bridge there are not many ways around it.

  • beastmode11

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    So tired hearing about “the state getting a piece”. The state of Missouri is getting 15% of my winnings from Fanduel this year.

  • Campbell00021

    Let it play out guys, no need to hit the panic button yet.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @dailydimes said...

    We’re screwed, too much money moving around for the State not to take a piece. Similar to when they allowed Hollywood Casino to come to Perryville, the Casion was doing so well that the state doubled the toll on 95 so they could make extra $$ from their own citizens driving there to play, and it being the first exit off a bridge there are not many ways around it.

    Who the hell would want to play there? I stopped there coming from NOVA to Philly. Last time I went there they had NO analog table games and it smelled of smoke. I’d make the trip to Delaware Park a little farther up 95 vs going there.

  • dailydimes

    Yea, the cleanliness there was not ideal but they thrived for the short time before the other casinos came.

  • btwice80

    @kingclam said...

    Liberal is the reason they might. Check the list of no play states….all “liberal” states dominated by dems.

    Arizona? Iowa? Louisiana?

  • dailydimes

    Well beastmode11, a percent of your small winnings (figuring a public average) is pennies to the money they would collect taxing DK and FD to operate in the state. Or you can force DFS to run through sites operated by legal casinos, which has been proposed, as this would just increase the casino revenue.

  • rotorebel624

    I just heard on the radio that draftkings has pulled out of michigan and fd will be right behind them but i can not find anything online about this. Has anybody else heard this??

  • Putz

    Michigan or Maryland?

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