So far this year, bills to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) have been introduced in 14 state legislatures as lawmakers and operators try to come to some kind of consensus over how to regulate the industry.
That number of bills, however, is currently well below the 35 states that introduced legislation in 2016. Last year, fantasy bills became law in eight states.
“Last year, it was so compressed because it was election season and our issue was really hot and because it was at the top of everyone’s agenda,” Peter Schoenke, chairman of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), told GamblingCompliance.
“This year, there are a lot of other important things going on, so we may have to wait our time a bit,” said Schoenke.