Texas received three daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and creating a framework of legislation for the contests.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sparked a lawsuit as he opined that day-to-day fantasy sports were illegal under state law. A triple-pronged approach that is legislative Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that viewpoint.
The state missed away on the DFS legislation trend that appeared regarding the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 as a result of fact that its session that is legislative is, but it seems to be getting back together for lost time.
Each of the three bills is sponsored by State Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo). Their co-sponsors vary, as does the language of each bill, although they also chime in on many issues.
The three bills address the key preoccupations of legislators across the US, from player protections and operator registration fees, to the segregation of player funds as a body of legislation. Curiously, though, one bill ignores the latter somewhat crucial point altogether. Likewise, two bills would define DFS as games of skill, while one wouldn’t bother.
Representative Raymond is obviously hedging his bets.
The Letter of the Law
Raymond stated he hoped his triple-pronged approach would ‘clarify a confusing and law that is ambiguous affirm that fantasy sports are approp [Read more…] about Daily Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality