New York Starts DFS Discussion

New York has started to investigate the possibility of regulating daily fantasy sports (DFS) through a study requested of the state’s Gaming Commission and separate legislation to grant the gambling agency powers to set formal rules for fantasy games.

At the request of Commissioner John Poklemba, the New York State Gaming Commission is preparing a report ahead of its November 23 public meeting on how fantasy sports fits within the regulatory body’s constitutional mandate.

Meanwhile, New York Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix Ortiz has also started asking his fellow lawmakers for support for a draft bill, seen by GamblingCompliance, which would classify “fantasy sports gaming” as a “gaming activity” subject to the commission’s authority.

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