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  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    Sounds better than PA’s but confusing. Wonder what the “fee” will be?

    http://mobile.philly.com/news/politics/?wss=/philly/news/politics&id=339354171&

  • EasyRawlins

    An excellent take on this issue from Jeff Edelstein of the Trentonian:

    http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20151105/jeff-edelstein-nj-senator-might-destroy-fanduel-draftkings-and-the-rest-of-daily-fantasy-sports

  • EasyRawlins

    @Felder15 said...

    Not concerned. Did anyone see Christie during the Debate?

    That is one of the things the writer I mentioned above said. Christie will veto this as soon as he gets it. If he ever gets it.

    Not a fan of the Gov, but he is on the correct side of the issue regarding DFS, online poker, and sports betting.

  • MARJAC

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @EasyRawlins said...

    An excellent take on this issue from Jeff Edelstein of the Trentonian:

    http://www.trentonian.com/opinion/20151105/jeff-edelstein-nj-senator-might-destroy-fanduel-draftkings-and-the-rest-of-daily-fantasy-sports

    Phenomenal article.

  • MARJAC

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @EasyRawlins said...

    That is one of the things the writer I mentioned above said. Christie will veto this as soon as he gets it. If he ever gets it.

    Not a fan of the Gov, but he is on the correct side of the issue regarding DFS, online poker, and sports betting.

    Let’s hope it never gets down to being subject to a single individual’s veto, subject to “variance”. Hopefully Whelan’s meeting with the dfs companies will yield a favorable result.

  • MARJAC

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    Posted an hour ago on Senator Whelan’s Facebook page. Cautious optimism.

    Senator Jim Whelan
    57 mins ·
    Yesterday, I had a very productive meeting with representatives from DraftKings and FanDuel, where we discussed my legislation in detail. I will continue to work with these companies and other stakeholders to craft the best bill possible for the residents of New Jersey.

  • MARJAC

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    And here is the “cut to the chase, focus on the bottom-line” response that I posted:

    “Please remember, Senator, “the best bill possible for the residents of New Jersey”, means by definition, NJ residents will not be obstructed from playing on FanDuel and DraftKings. As long as that is the case, meaning that the legislation is not so onerous that it forces the companies to cease doing business with NJ residents as was the case in Nevada, we have no quarrel.”

  • rome9bc

    They don’t need no bill leave it alone man..

  • MikeMineo

    Per Twitter feeds of Legal Sports Report, Brennan, etc the hearing is NOT going well at all if you’re a DFS proponent, unfortunately. The panel is extremely combative toward DFS reps/lobbyists, who seem to be swinging and missing on their “skill vs chance” arguments.

    Was hoping this would be progressive, but the hatred for DFS (and free will in general) in NJ is very strong.

    The only hope is that Christie vetoes whatever bill this discussion turns into.

  • MikeMineo

    At the very least: “@LSPReport: Committee says it does not want to jeopardize NJ sports betting case in front of Third Circuit. Any bill would likely come after that.”

    So although the future looks grim hopefully we can have some months left with NBA and NFL in full swing.

  • Captkirk07

    they will just regulate it where the state can make money off of it that’s all they want to happen they will not ban DFS in NJ you will still be able to play things just may be different. Christie as already said in interviews and reports that he wants DFS to stay and has no intentions of banning it in NJ.

  • tianyihe

    @sethayates said...

    You bet $25 to win $125. Basically, a 5-player parlay.

    This would be one of the worst parlay payouts ever.

  • rome9bc

    “‏@BergenBrennan
    Key takeaways from 2-hr NJ daily fantasy sports hearing: – no legislation likely in next 6 months – NJ Assembly committee is feisty”

    I guess we have 6 months left to play with no worries?

  • bmac5888

    • Blogger of the Month

    I had a friend try to register on fanduel in NJ, and it said your state does not allow fantasy sports. Anyone know why they would not allow new users? I was able to play over the weekend no problem.

  • BobGrinder

    Perhaps their geo-location had him pegged to the wrong location? It happens.

  • MARJAC

    • 2015 FanDuel CFB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    @Captkirk07 said...

    they will just regulate it where the state can make money off of it that’s all they want to happen they will not ban DFS in NJ you will still be able to play things just may be different.

    Can you clarify what you mean here, by saying that we “will still be able to play things but may be different”? If the regulations are so onerous so that FanDuel and Draft Kings, pull out of NJ as they did in Nevada, then that is the functional equivalent of a ban. Do you mean that we still be able to play FanDuel and Draft Kings unhindered by the State, or do you mean that we will be funneled into silly casino sponsored dfs games?

  • BobGrinder

    The casinos are not stupid. None of them tried to set up their own poker sites they partnered with one of the established operations. Stars draft is already licenced in NJ and I would expect DK and FD to find partnerships quickly if needed.

  • Joseph55

    • 2018 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Hopefully not like poker and can only play against other NJ residents!

  • BobGrinder

    @Joseph55 said...

    Hopefully not like poker and can only play against other NJ residents!

    That’s the real issue we need to sweat in NJ IMO.

  • MikeMineo

    here’s the email Whelan sent in response to my letter:

    “Thank you for your email about daily fantasy sports. As you may know, I announced that I drafted legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports and will be seeking input from the Governor’s office, fantasy sports companies, and other stakeholders before advancing any bill.

    Let me state unequivocally that I do not want to hinder anyone’s enjoyment of daily fantasy sports. Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans enjoy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, and my proposed legislation would continue to allow players like you to continue to do so. I also want to clarify that any proposed legislation would regulate daily fantasy sports companies, not traditional season-long fantasy sports programs like Yahoo or ESPN.

    It is important that we implement consumer protections so that daily fantasy sports is fair, impartial, and transparent to everyone, especially in light of reports that employees at both FanDuel and DraftKings were using insider information acquired by their respective companies to play and win on other sites. The failure of the federal government to take action warrants New Jersey to lead on this issue.

    Yesterday, I had a very productive meeting with representatives from DraftKings and FanDuel, where we discussed my legislation in detail. I will continue to work with these companies and other individuals to craft the best bill possible for the residents of New Jersey.

    Thank you again for your email about daily fantasy sports. Please do not hesitate to contact my office again.

    Sincerely,
    Senator Jim Whelan”

    so nothing new, but at least it doesn’t sound like he’s on some “kill FD/DK” train. unfortunately he didn’t clarify whether the demand will be for FD/DK to set up a special intrastate site, which would be LAME.

    either way, it’s clear we will be able to play this whole NFL/NBA seasons and probably MLB as well, so i’ll just cross my fingers in regards to this and keep having fun.

  • lggarruto

    • 591

      RG Overall Ranking

    Someone should write him a letter and ask him wtf he cares for and to worry about cleaning up the streets. Those broke ass AC residents don’t play dfs anyway

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