FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2017
Texas House Committee Advances Fantasy Sports Legislation
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures today passed House Bill 1457 on a 6-1 vote to clarify and affirm the legality of fantasy sports in Texas.
“Today’s committee vote is an important step toward affirming the right of Texans to play fantasy sports,” stated Scott Dunaway, spokesperson for the Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance. “Fantasy sports in our state are no different from other legal contests that Texans have enjoyed for decades. Technology has simply evolved the way Texans compete. We look forward to working with elected officials, stakeholders and players to ensure this important personal economic liberty is protected.”
A companion bill, SB-1970, was filed in the Texas Senate by conservative champion, Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham).
The Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance (TFSA) is a coalition of sports fans, champions of free markets and limited government, consumer activists and Texas residents who believe Texans have the right to play the fantasy sports games they love. TFSA is supported by more than 65,000 Texas fantasy sports players.
For more information, please visit www.txfantasysportsalliance.com.
Scott Dunaway, Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance
Alison Vickers, Texas Fantasy Sports Alliance