Key Nevada Committee Balks At DFS Draft Bill

The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee was highly critical Tuesday of model daily fantasy sports (DFS) legislation from DraftKings and FanDuel, urging the companies to revise their proposal before its next meeting in September.

The model framework, which the DFS heavyweights submitted to the committee two weeks ago, would exempt DFS from Nevada gambling laws and task the state’s casino regulators with licensing and overseeing operators.
The framework proposes an effective reversal of the state’s current DFS policies. Last year, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt formally opined that DFS is a form of gambling that requires licensure.

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