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  • srk8987

    Managing Editor

    Woohoo! Thanks to everyone who reached out to their representatives in support. Glad to see common sense prevail!

    Full story here: http://www.legalsportsreport.com/9774/tennessee-governor-signs-daily-fantasy-sports-bill-law-third-state-regulate-dfs/

  • cAUmberlandtiger8

    excellent news. Very impressed by our state legislators in this instance.

  • Olhausen

    This is awesome. I really hope other states take notice and realize that dfs should be legal as long as it’s regulated. I was shocked at how quickly this all came together once the AG declared that dfs was illegal in Tennessee. I’m sure many many hours were spent behind the scenes trying to get this bill passed so a big thanks Cal and all the other people who worked hard on getting dfs legalized in Tennessee.

  • manleyyy

    good stuff

  • SouthernShield

    Yet he also signed a bill into law that let’s therapists deny service based on religious beliefs.

    So let’s not confuse the TN Governor of being a good guy.

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    Very cool news!

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    Awesome, awesome day. Never been more proud to call Tennessee home.

  • cdabest

    Cal help out my home state of Alabama do the same =)

  • larin1477

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    The road work in Murfreesboro will NEVER get finished but hell I can still play DFS! Woohoo!

  • intimadator2007

    Woooo Hooo , Great work Tennessee !

    I am soooooo glad that is over ….

  • jjwd

    well done

  • birn

    Meh, nobody cares about that stuff.

    He signed the DFS bill into law so he’s a terrific guy in my opinion. Way to go volunteer state! Hope Texas follows your lead when the legislature meets again in 2017.

  • sgumike

    Pleasantly surprised at how quick TN turned the initially negative vibe into a positive.
    “Tennessee becomes the first state where a negative attorney opinion about the legality of daily fantasy sports was rendered moot by the legislature”.

  • 74riZionup

    Can I cross stateline ala to tenn to continue playing?

  • ballabal

    This is great news. I hope Texas can get this done also.

  • bigloser11

    This looks like a state by state thing currently w/ no real national consensus.It would be odd if
    it winds up w/ some states making it illegal while others do the opposite.jm

  • Olhausen

    @bigloser11 said...

    This looks like a state by state thing currently w/ no real national consensus.It would be odd if
    it winds up w/ some states making it illegal while others do the opposite.jm

    That seems to be exactly what’s happening though with Tennessee and Mississippi legalizing while Alabama and Texas are getting the shaft.

  • cedric19

    I think I’ll move to Counce, TN and open up a DFS parlor

  • jcrebs

    Well, recvd email from Iteam network today( Fantasyup and other sites) that they have suspended operations in Tennessee, fees and taxes too much for small DFS sites.

  • Olhausen

    @jcrebs said...

    Well, recvd email from Iteam network today( Fantasyup and other sites) that they have suspended operations in Tennessee, fees and taxes too much for small DFS sites.

    Huh? I thought the fees and taxes in Tennessee were some of the lowest so far for states that have legalized dfs. Unless I’m wrong I don’t see how small sites will operate anywhere if they can’t afford to stay in Tennessee. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  • jcrebs

    Also got a telephone call today from Josh at Iteam , he basically said the same as he did in his email, that they will review each state , and operate where it makes financial sense to them. They need to grow their business, volume is the only answer. I think that their sites /games are terrific, I am a single entry/small dollar player, play for fun and hope for profit, and have done well on Fantasyup, so I am very disappointed that they have suspended participation here. There is an outside chance that they will resume here in the future, and Josh promised to contact me if that happens. Can’t imagine a big site contacting a small player like me via telephone.

  • Olhausen

    @jcrebs said...

    Also got a telephone call today from Josh at Iteam , he basically said the same as he did in his email, that they will review each state , and operate where it makes financial sense to them. They need to grow their business, volume is the only answer. I think that their sites /games are terrific, I am a single entry/small dollar player, play for fun and hope for profit, and have done well on Fantasyup, so I am very disappointed that they have suspended participation here. There is an outside chance that they will resume here in the future, and Josh promised to contact me if that happens. Can’t imagine a big site contacting a small player like me via telephone.

    It just seems strange to me. I mean literally a few states are falling by the week so I’d think Tennessee being one of the 5-6 that are actually legal would be a good place to stay.

  • rebkell

    @Olhausen said...

    It just seems strange to me. I mean literally a few states are falling by the week so I’d think Tennessee being one of the 5-6 that are actually legal would be a good place to stay.

    Yeah, I thought we might become the Nevada of DFS. I don’t know what the registration fees amount too, but from what I read of the bill, they get 6% of the net * the pct of Tennessee players in the contest.

  • jcrebs

    @rebkell said...

    Yeah, I thought we might become the Nevada of DFS. I don’t know what the registration fees amount too, but from what I read of the bill, they get 6% of the net * the pct of Tennessee players in the contest.

    The problem is the # of Tennessee players on these small sites. With just a few players, a dfs site is not going to pay the registration fees, submit the required documentation, and pay the 6% . On Fantasy up, NBA, I played daily against the same group of about 50 or so players total. Maybe me, and a couple of others from Tennessee. I can see other dfs sites with a small player pool saying Tennessee is not financially viable. I only play on Yahoo now, big company with deep pockets, but small player pool, hoping that they stay in Tennessee.

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