Two bills calling for the legalization of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Texas are encountering pushback from a new coalition which hopes to go national in opposing the expansion of companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel.
Stop Daily Fantasy Gambling, which launched operations on March 13 in Austin, claims daily fantasy sports companies are exploiting legislative loopholes to avoid being licensed and regulated like other forms of gambling.
“They want daily fantasy sports to be treated as a game of skill,” said Michael Grimes, a public affairs consultant in Austin who organized the coalition.
“We want to make sure government is protecting consumers by regulating daily fantasy sports as gambling,” Grimes said.
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