DFS Faces New U.S. Legislative Battles

Ohio is not just a battleground state in the 2016 presidential election, but it is expected to be the next state to consider legalizing daily fantasy sports (DFS) as the chairman of the state’s joint legislative committee on gaming prepares to introduce a bill in the coming weeks.

Republican Senator Bill Coley’s bill will establish consumer protections for the fantasy sports industry and give regulatory authority over the contests to Ohio’s Casino Control Commission.

“It’s a huge consumer protection problem where it’s not just people making their picks but computer programs and other mathematical schemes that work on it,” Coley told GamblingCompliance. “Season long fantasy isn’t a problem, but DFS has a huge potential problem for consumer abuse.”

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