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 when he opined that daily fantasy sports had been illegal under state law. A triple-pronged approach that is legislative Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that opinion.
The state missed down regarding the DFS legislation trend that appeared on the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 due to the fact that its legislative session is biennial, however it appears to be creating for lost time.
Each of the three bills is sponsored by State Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo). His co-sponsors vary, as does the language of each bill, although they also chime in on many issues.
As a human anatomy of legislation, the three bills address the key preoccupations of legislators across the US, from player defenses and operator enrollment fees, to the segregation of player funds. Curiously, though, one bill ignores the latter notably crucial point altogether. Likewise, two bills would define DFS as games of skill, while one wouldn’t bother.
Representative Raymond is clearly hedging his bets.
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Raymond said he hoped his triple-pronged approach would ‘clarify a confusing and ambiguous legislation and affirm that fantasy sports are appropri Continue reading “Frequent Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality”