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Lawmakers Look To Clarify Playing Fantasy Sports Is Not Gambling

George Miller

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FANTASY SPORTS PASSES FLORIDA SENATE
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Lawmakers are once again working to assure the 3-million Floridians who play fantasy sports with friends that they’re not breaking the law.

 

A measure from Tampa Republican Senator Dana Young would clarify that playing fantasy sports does not constitute gambling. The Seminole Tribe of Florida has raised concerns about the legislation violating the tribe’s gambling exclusivity agreement with the state. But Young says she’s not worried.

There is a federal law the regulates online or internet gambling that specifically excludes fantasy sports because they are skill based games and it states in that law that they are skill based games,” Young says.

Furthermore, Young says if fantasy sports were somehow found to be gambling that wouldn’t have an impact on the state’s revenue.

It’s matching my ability to look at statistics and the abilities of specific players and put together a strong team,” Young said.

Senator Jeff Brandes says he trusts Young will be able to work out the NEW the legislation. ”These things evolve during session, so I look forward to seeing how it all plays out,” Brandes said. 

If the tribe pulls out of the compact, it would cost the state more than $200 million a year. The bill doesn’t allow for betting on high school and college sports.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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FanDuel Offers Fantasy Contests for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

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FanDuel Offers Fantasy Contests for FIFA Women's World Cup 2019
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FanDuel, the US based fantasy sports provider and bookmaker, has offered a range of fantasy contests for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. FanDuel will also contribute $1000 to the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) for every goal Team USA scores during the tournament, in addition to a $10,000 initial donation.

To celebrate the Women’s World Cup and Team USA, FanDuel is partnering with Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles two-time Pro Bowl tight end and husband of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team superstar Julie Ertz. Ertz will be entering several daily fantasy contests on FanDuel throughout the tournament.

“When the USWNT won the World Cup title in 2015, it was a historic sporting event and a breakthrough moment for women’s soccer and female athletics. We’re excited to see what this year’s tournament has in store and are proud to support women’s sports and be the Women’s World Cup fantasy leader,” Andy Giancamilli, MD of FanDuel said.

“Our Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations who, like us, want to empower girls and women to reach their potential in sport and in life. As FanDuel’s exclusive charity partner for the Women’s World Cup tournament, we’re grateful to receive the proceeds from goals scored. What a great added benefit for cheering on team USA!” Deborah Antione, CEO of WSF said.

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Sportito Launches its innovative Fantasy Sports site in India in Continued Global Expansion

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Sportito Launches its innovative Fantasy Sports site in India in Continued Global Expansion
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Sportito, one of Europe’s most recognised fantasy sports platforms, has been launched in one of the fastest growing fantasy sports markets in the world. Sportito India attracted more than 500 registrations in its first 2 hours of operation, thanks to the fantasy contest on the ICC Cricket World Cup that has just started

India is renowned for its enthusiastic sporting population, something that has reflected the rapid growth of fantasy sports in the country. According to 2019 KPMG Report “The Evolving landscape of sport gaming in India” in the last 2-3 years, Online Fantasy Sports Gaming has witnessed stupendous growth. The number of users has grown by over twenty five times (~25x) from June 2016

India currently has more than 20 million fantasy sports users, a number expected to grow to 100 million users by 2020, with a staggering 89 percent of users play fantasy sports at least once a month, 71% of the respondents play fantasy cricket with a 85% being mobile users

Sportito India currently has international and domestic cricket challenges, as well as football (soccer). Plans are in place to introduce Kabaddi and Basketball by years end. Indian fans can now play Fantasy Sports on Sportito and enjoy a for fun version of the popular managerial game, with the option to collect virtual coins which can be later converted into bonus. The players are free from the salary cap restrictions, allowing them to choose the top players without having to worry about the budget. Real time data is also available for the users to track their teams live, thanks to the partnership with Sportradar global data provider

“The Indian market is the fastest-growing fantasy sports market in the world, and for us was a natural decision to launch our innovative site in this market aiming to be the number one platform with the best experience ever,” Riccardo Mittiga CEO of Sportito said. “We’ve asked our community which new sport they would like to play on Sportito, the answer was Cricket” – and we did it “We are a customer oriented company and our team is doing our best to become the first choice in the hearts of the fantasy players” he added

 

About Sportito:

Sportito was launched in the United Kingdom in 2016 and has come a long way. Offering users a daily fantasy sports platform with more profit and fun than traditional fantasy sports. Sportito is giving players the chance to win cash prizes every day without waiting a whole season to finish.

Since its launch, Sportito has achieved a striking increase in its user base thanks to a growing number of fantasy sports fans. Remarkably, Sportito has signed sponsorship deals with 3 historical English football clubs in the Premier League and Championship Queens Park Rangers FC, Burnley FC and Fulham FC as their official fantasy sports partners to introduce fantasy sports to the football fans reaching an audience of more than 1.5 Million fans in total.

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Louisiana House Committee Passes Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill

Niji Narayan

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Louisiana House Committee has passed the fantasy sports restriction bill. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. The bill leaves committee with an amendment that stipulates “you can only play if you’re at card checking over-21 only in establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos.”

“This is obviously not what people voted for, this is not how fantasy sports works, this is not how online entertainment works anywhere, for any medium,” Fairness for Fantasy Sports Louisiana spokesperson Ryan Berni said.

“Right now the proposed tax rate does not cover the cost for the state to collect it. The state actually loses money at the proposed tax rate that they are proposing on fantasy sports,” Video poker lobbyist Alton Ashy said.

“Obviously the intention is that it is places that have video poker. It really is an end around and a subversion of what people know and like about fantasy sports,” Berni added.

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