Fantasy Sports

Lottery officials move toward fantasy sports

Lottery officials move toward fantasy sports

Say game needed to pull in younger players

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE FRAMING IT AS INNOVATION that could open up a new revenue source and attract a younger customer, the Massachusetts Lottery Commission took the first step Monday towards a state-run daily fantasy sports game. “We believe the introduction of a fantasy sports platform at Mass. Lottery would help to embrace an emerging(...)

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Fantasy sports regulation seems in the cards

Fantasy sports regulation seems in the cards

Question no longer if, but what form rules will take

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE UNREGULATED RIDE of the burgeoning daily online fantasy sports industry in Massachusetts appears to be coming to an end. Along with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s announcement that it plans to discuss daily fantasy sports at a public meeting next week, Beacon Hill leaders seemed to signal that the question is(...)

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Two of Big Three want to tax fantasy sports

Two of Big Three want to tax fantasy sports

Rosenberg, like DeLeo, favors regulation, taxation of games

SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG has joined his counterpart in the House by calling for regulations and taxes on the booming business of online fantasy sports gaming, dismissing the argument that it’s a game of skill and comparing it to horse racing. “It’s clearly an area that has to be regulated and should be taxed,” Rosenberg told(...)

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Fantasy sports come to grips with reality

The argument over whether playing fantasy sports for money is legal is long-past settled. Congress, under heavy lobbying from professional sports leagues, gave a specific carve-out for fantasy leagues to operate when it passed the Internet Gaming Act in 2006. And there is also little debate that fantasy sports is real gambling, pure and simple, especially with(...)

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