Daily fantasy sports in Texas: Don’t bet against it


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Don’t worry, daily fantasy sports fans.

Nothing is changing in Texas — for now, at least — as the peak of the NFL playoffs arrive with Sunday’s conference championships and the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

Even though Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently weighed in on the online fantasy industry, saying he believes it’s operating illegally in Texas, fantasy sports companies say they’re not going anywhere.

“This involves games of skill and individuals acting as general manager of a team that is in competition with other teams,” said Randy Mastro, a New York-based attorney representing DraftKings on the issue in Texas. “It’s for predetermined prizes.

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