The emergence of fast-paced daily fantasy sports games has seen U.S. states and international jurisdictions tackle the question of where fantasy sports fall within their gambling and betting regimes.

GamblingCompliance helps operators and their advisors analyse where fantasy sports can be lawfully offered without violating local gaming laws, track legislation at state and national level, and monitor potential convergence of fantasy sports with traditional sports-betting operations.
 

Slovakia’s Ministry of Finance has published a draft gambling bill that would completely overhaul its existing licensing system, ending the state monopoly on online casinos and opening the market...
Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to merge its U.S. business with fantasy sports company FanDuel to target the newly opened U.S. sports-betting market, the UK- and Ireland-based bookmaker said on...
Paddy Power Betfair has confirmed it is in talks about a “possible combination” of its US businesses with daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel to target the newly opened US sports-betting...
The UK has been criticised for slow responsible gambling progress, a new entrant shakes up Australia's secondary lottery fight and Scientific Games has named its new leader.
Should the Massachusetts Senate approve an amendment to the state’s $41bn budget to lift a sunset provision making daily fantasy sports legal in the state, do not expect an influx of companies...
Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, Australia’s online regulator bares its teeth for the first time and Indiana prepares to hear a crucial fantasy sports case.
A sponsor of a bill that would dramatically alter the gaming landscape in Louisiana still lacks the necessary votes to get it passed in the state Senate, forcing him to continue lobbying fellow...
Sweden’s regulator opens a fresh consultation on updated regulations ahead of open licensing, Borocay confusion reigns in the Philippines and sports leagues in the United States look to ditch...
Reports suggest that the UK financial watchdog is considering an investigation of Ladbrokes and William Hill with regard to FOBT stake cut claims, Imperial Pacific denies claims it has been raided...
Bills seeking to legalize daily fantasy sports, online gambling, and sports betting were among the measures introduced in Baton Rouge as Louisiana’s gaming industry could see substantial changes...
Loss-making William Hill writes down £338m in regulation costs and taxes, the Saudi gambling ban is tested with a Baloot card tournament, Alabama weighs fantasy sports regulation and poker is...
A veteran observer of the negotiations between the state legislature and the Seminole Tribe of Florida does not expect a deal to be reached on a package of gaming reforms and then passed in...
With Massachusetts lawmakers facing a July 31 deadline to make permanent the temporary regulations for daily fantasy sports (DFS) adopted two years ago, state Senator Eileen Donoghue cautioned her...
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from January 2018 includes information on expanded gaming legislation in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, tribal gaming in California...
Football and gambling cryptocurrencies form an unlikely UK tie-up, MGM Cotai's Macau launch is delayed and Stadium Casino wins a bid to create a new Pennsylvania mini-casino.
Lawmakers in Nebraska, who believe legalizing fantasy sports would expand gambling, have filibustered a bill that would designate how online fantasy contest operators would be licensed and...

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