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  • lpk8787

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2015 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    The Illinois DFS Bill made it through the committee today. It was an awkward hearing with strong opposition from the gaming board and local casinos, but had enough support to pass.

  • bbqnut

    I think the rep who is making the accusations should make this email public.

  • Sidster

    Chicago Democratic Sen. Antonio Munoz originally slowed the bill down. This is the same Sen that took 4 different contributions totalling $3,000 from the PENN National Gaming company back in 2006. Penn National Gaming owns stake in a number of Casinos in Illinois.

    http://www.followthemoney.org/show-me?d-eid=2009&c-t-id=110699

  • misfit

    I was a little disappointed by how few of people signed the Fantasy for All bill that FD and DK was pushing. That were hoping for 20k and last time I looked were like 8k short.
    You can sign up to 10 times yet all they could get was 12,000 people?
    Come on guys! That is sick!
    You cannot let up and need to continue to make your voices heard or we are going to be screwed here.

  • Twmarsh

    @bbqnut said...

    I think the rep who is making the accusations should make this email public.

    Exactly. This was Rep Mayfield. She won’t say who sent the email, who received the email, who showed her the copy of this email, She also has turned down all interview requests on the topic, and of course, won’t make the email public. Hmmm……

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @Twmarsh said...

    Exactly. This was Rep Mayfield. She won’t say who sent the email, who received the email, who showed her the copy of this email, She also has turned down all interview requests on the topic, and of course, won’t make the email public. Hmmm……

    Maybe the casinos twisted her arm to pull this political stunt job to make DFS look bad so the House Black Caucus or whatever organization it is gets monies from the casinos. Hey, they have deeper pockets than the DFS sites.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    Bottom line, we as players have to get better organized regardless of what state you reside in.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    Yep, they joined their brethren from WA. Starts as misdemeanor then a Class 4 Felony! HB 6586 if the link is broken.

    http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=6586&GAID=13&GA=99&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=97934&SessionID=88

    Note copy and paste in order to see the correct link.

  • jman3034

    Illinois is a joke. So worried about people playing fantasy sports when there are much bigger problems going on with this state and the city of Chicago itself.

    Interesting read on this:

    http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/08/editors-picks/marc-filippino/nnew-bill-aims-to-put-a-stop-to-illinois-daily-fantasy-sports-once-and-for-all/59343/

  • skeeter1114

    • Blogger of the Month

    Yes, slot machines in bars, restaurants, and gas stations isn’t a problem. Neither is online lotto or horse betting. But fantasy sports is? Another politician just trying to make a name for himself. Zaleski will hopefully put this hyprocrite in his place and will do what’s best for Illinois.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @skeeter1114 said...

    Yes, slot machines in bars, restaurants, and gas stations isn’t a problem. Neither is online lotto or horse betting. But fantasy sports is? Another politician just trying to make a name for himself. Zaleski will hopefully put this hyprocrite in his place and will do what’s best for Illinois.

    Absolute joke, but sadly such actions are not unprecedented. Question is who’s behind this? I bitched out Rep Tom Murt on his FB page last year for this and he got his back up that he didn’t take a dime from the casinos.

    http://www.paonlinecasino.com/75/new-pa-bill-banning-online-gambling/

  • Olhausen

    @jman3034 said...

    Illinois is a joke. So worried about people playing fantasy sports when there are much bigger problems going on with this state and the city of Chicago itself.

    Interesting read on this:

    http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/08/editors-picks/marc-filippino/nnew-bill-aims-to-put-a-stop-to-illinois-daily-fantasy-sports-once-and-for-all/59343/

    This is absolutely disgusting! It’s so obvious the casinos are lining the pockets of these corrupt politicians. How can anyone say that dfs is this bad while allowing the lottery, slot machines and casinos at the same time. Almost everyday I go to get my coffee there is some sucker buying stacks of scratch offs holding the line up while they pick which tickets they want to waste their money on.

  • Sidster

    This makes my blood boil over…

  • tristanwolf

    @jman3034 said...

    Illinois is a joke. So worried about people playing fantasy sports when there are much bigger problems going on with this state and the city of Chicago itself.

    Interesting read on this:

    http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/08/editors-picks/marc-filippino/nnew-bill-aims-to-put-a-stop-to-illinois-daily-fantasy-sports-once-and-for-all/59343/

    here’s moron’s twitter acct if anyone would like to give him a piece of their mind. what a joke. work on the damn worst pathetic state budget and pensions in the country and stay out of the pleasurable hobby enjoyed safely by 99% of millions of people.

    https://twitter.com/srdrury

  • jregger

    @jman3034 said...

    Interesting read on this:

    http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/06/08/editors-picks/marc-filippino/nnew-bill-aims-to-put-a-stop-to-illinois-daily-fantasy-sports-once-and-for-all/59343/

    The reason given, per this article:

    “Drury said clearly establishing online daily fantasy sports as illegal is meant to protect minors. He worries that even if daily fantasy sports sites are highly regulated and operate under a minimum age requirement, there’s nothing stopping an underage child from logging into his or her parents’ account and placing bets.

    “Daily fantasy sports are a highly-addictive product,” Drury said. “No one is really talking about the issues around it, like that it’s dangerous to minors. The marketing techniques are taken right out of the book from big tobacco where they target underage kids and make them lifelong users. The ads for these products are everywhere.”

    Mr. Drury, you’re kidding, right? The whole “reason” for introducing this bill is because of the claim it is dangerous to minors? If you were also introducing legislation to stop the alcohol industry from advertising on TV, then this might be a believable claim. However, this is not the case. I would imagine that this is unlikely to happen, since both you and your co-sponsor have received a combined tens of thousands of dollars from the alcohol industry in campaign donations (per followthemoney.org ).

    On a side note, Drury has sponsored a great deal of very positive, beneficial bills. But this is ridiculous and the rational behind it is even more ludicrous… not sure if this is some stunt for a future political run or what…

  • qutgnt25

    Illinois has online lottery sales. What is stopping a minor from buying lottery tickets? What about a 16 years old in high school playing a season long money league on yahoo? Where is the outrage on that? Blows my mind how there is no common sense in the world. As an upper middle class illinois resident stuff like this cements my desire to leave this corrupt state.

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