Fantasy Sports Law

Got a fantasy football team? State lawmakers trying to decide if you’re playing a game of skill…or just gambling.

One state lawmaker says it’s skill — not gambling — when a sports fan picks players to be on a fantasy team. And, if he wins money, then he’s just better at picking players than other guys. Not everyone buys that argument. Governor Nixon has called for regulating fantasy sports like gambling. But, Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick plans to introduce a bill that would exempt fantasy sports from state gambling laws. He told a House committee that his bill would also include some age requirements to play. No one spoke against the bill at the hearing.