A bill to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports in the state of Kentucky has failed in the state’s General Assembly.
Similar to other DFS bills across the country, the bill would define DFS as a game requiring skill rather than luck. It would also require a DFS operator to register with the state.
The bill fell on the House floor by just one vote, 37-36
H/t: Sara Friedman
New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Pallone has issued a statement regarding unregulated online gambling and underage betting in which he specifically pointed out esports gambling and skin gambling.
“Gambling is taking new forms—from daily fantasy sports, to betting on e-sports, and even online casino games using virtual ‘skins’ instead of cash—that attempt to bypass the law,” the Senator went on to state in a press release, “Current federal gambling laws are hopelessly out of date, leaving the American public vulnerable to unscrupulous behavior. No matter the form of the games, we must ensure integrity, accountability, and basic consumer protections, including appropriate age limits, are in place.”