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  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    Issues an opinion that fantasy sports are illegal gambling.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/24/fantasy-sports-regulation-bill-advances-tennessee-senate/80868164/

    Support DFS in Tennessee HERE: https://fantasysportsforall.com/connect/tennessee/

  • Olhausen

    @intimadator2007 said...

    From Knoxville here, Is anyone else getting the banned state pop up on the DK app over the last week or two? I haven’t had that pop up on the regular site just get in on the app. Could be a location isssue but could be readiness for the up coming software. When using the app from my phone I can go back to the lobby after cancelling the pop up and then it lets me enter contest.

    I replied to your question in another thread but I’ll reply here also. I have had the you live in a restricted location pop up a few times well before the AG released his opinion. So I’m pretty sure it’s just a glitch but at the same time if you’ve never had it happen before Then I suppose it could also be them testing it out but I doubt it.

  • intimadator2007

    I was hoping Tennessee was going to stay under the radar and slide by, so far so good but with the recent news lately my hopes are fading away then seeing these pop-ups from time to time has caught my attention even more .Hopefully we will survive .

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    Received a reply from state representative, who will be supporting the bill. Here is my email to him 3 weeks ago. Feel free to use it and tailor it to your needs:

    Dear (fill-in rep):

    I hope this email finds you doing well. I write today to urge you to support HB 2105. I have been playing season long fantasy sports for well over 15 years and have within the last year started playing daily fantasy sports i.e. Draft Kings and Fan Duel. This issue is of importance to me because it directly affects one of my favorite hobbies. I also understand that there needs to be common sense regulation in order to ensure fairness to both the player, daily fantasy sports operators and the State of Tennessee. I hope that a common ground can be found by all, to protect the hobby that myself and hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans alike enjoy. If you have any questions or wish to speak with me in depth about this subject, I will welcome a phone call or email. Thank you again for your support of HB 2105.

    All the best,

  • rush1228

    @rebkell said...

    Who is?

    On the heels of a recently released opinion from Attorney General Herbert Slatery in which he said any fantasy sports contest amounts to “illegal gambling” in Tennessee, lawmakers are set to consider legislation that would authorize a licensing structure to allow for certain fantasy sports.

    The measure was already given approval in the Senate but will have to move past the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee, which is scheduled to meet at noon Tuesday

  • rebkell

    Ok, it’s the house. I watched the Senate one on the web, if I understood what I watched it seemed the Senate was pretty well ok with fantasy sports continuing in Tennessee.

  • Olhausen

    @rebkell said...

    Ok, it’s the house. I watched the Senate one on the web, if I understood what I watched it seemed the Senate was pretty well ok with fantasy sports continuing in Tennessee.

    Yes but I find it fishy the AG was asked to give his opinion on dfs last week on the day this bill was to take another step forward. I’m just hoping his opinion on dfs won’t change people’s minds who are important in getting dfs legalized in Tennessee.

  • Olhausen

    I’m thinking tomorrow we will have our answer. Either this bill is going to go forward or it’s not.

  • BobGrinder

    @Olhausen said...

    Yes but I find it fishy the AG was asked to give his opinion on dfs last week on the day this bill was to take another step forward. I’m just hoping his opinion on dfs won’t change people’s minds who are important in getting dfs legalized in Tennessee.

    No point is passing laws to make something legal if it’s already legal.

  • rush1228

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/house-committee-advances-fantasy-sports-bill/82916478/

  • whodat2

    @rush1228 said...

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/house-committee-advances-fantasy-sports-bill/82916478/

    Yes Yes and Yes! Oh, and Fu&^ that David Alexander guy!

  • Olhausen

    @whodat2 said...

    Yes Yes and Yes! Oh, and Fu&^ that David Alexander guy!

    So I’m not sure what this all means. Can someone who knows more about this explain exactly what this means.

  • Olhausen

    @BobGrinder said...

    No point is passing laws to make something legal if it’s already legal.

    Except it’s not legal according to the Tennessee AG.

  • intimadator2007

    @whodat2 said...

    Yes Yes and Yes! Oh, and Fu&^ that David Alexander guy!

    Im with you on that Alexander guy what a d***. I just hope this doesn’t sit idle and gets on the fast track thru the chambers .

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    @Olhausen said...

    So I’m not sure what this all means. Can someone who knows more about this explain exactly what this means.

    Basically, the house minority leader was unsure of the legality of DFS. He asked the AG for his opinion of how the law reads. The AG then issued an opinion that based off his interpretation of the law in TN, DFS is illegal gambling. Now the kicker is whether the AG will take any action and issue a cease and desist letter to DFS operators. DFS operators will continue the status quo until a cease and desist letter is issued. In the meantime, there are companion bills in the TN legislature, that from my understanding would lead to a legal framework that would allow DFS sites to operate legally in TN. In essence, DFS are illegal in TN, its just whether or not the AG will take any action against those sites between now and passage/failure of the DFS bills.

  • cypradn

    Only issue is the legislative session ends Friday and bills don’t carry over to the next session.

  • Olhausen

    @cypradn said...

    Only issue is the legislative session ends Friday and bills don’t carry over to the next session.

    This is what I was asking about. I was really curious what yesterday’s session got accomplished if anything at all.

  • rebkell

    @Olhausen said...

    This is what I was asking about. I was really curious what yesterday’s session got accomplished if anything at all.

    Here is a video link to the whole discussion, including going to get a state trooper to come in and arrest the lot of them. :)

    http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=337&clip_id=12145

  • Olhausen

    @rebkell said...

    Here is a video link to the whole discussion, including going to get a state trooper to come in and arrest the lot of them. :)

    http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=337&clip_id=12145

    Thanks for posting this. I definitely recommend others take a look at it.

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    This regulation seems reasonable and I really hope common sense prevails.

  • NESBears120

    @rebkell said...

    Here is a video link to the whole discussion, including going to get a state trooper to come in and arrest the lot of them. :)

    http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=337&clip_id=12145

    I don’t have time to watch it today can some one give me a quick rundown on what happened.

  • rebkell

    @NESBears120 said...

    I don’t have time to watch it today can some one give me a quick rundown on what happened.

    It’s pretty much the same as the article posted earlier in the thread:
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/house-committee-advances-fantasy-sports-bill/82916478/

    I may just be optimistic, but I’m getting the impression that no one in the House has any objections to allowing it in Tennessee, especially if they can get a piece of the pie and evidently they have been in talks with DK and FD and everyone seems to be on the same page.

  • stats99tuff

    Sounds like they are in favor of DFS there is only one ass hole in the bunch excuse my language… As long as it is taxed they are fine with it 6% is what they want.

  • NESBears120

    @rebkell said...

    It’s pretty much the same as the article posted earlier in the thread:
    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/11/house-committee-advances-fantasy-sports-bill/82916478/

    I may just be optimistic, but I’m getting the impression that no one in the House has any objections to allowing it in Tennessee, especially if they can get a piece of the pie and evidently they have been in talks with DK and FD and everyone seems to be on the same page.

    Thank you

  • NESBears120

    @stats99tuff said...

    Sounds like they are in favor of DFS there is only one ass hole in the bunch excuse my language… As long as it is taxed they are fine with it 6% is what they want.

    That is my thought too the problem with DFS isn’t that its gambling its that the right pockets aren’t getting lined.

  • Tyler245

    Same here

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