Lawmaker eyes bill protecting fantasy sports

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KHOU – Houston
Thursday marks the first game of the NFL season, and for millions of Americans, that means fantasy football. As beer joints across Texas become draft central, fantasy football fans are once again dreaming of championships — and in some cases, big bucks. For the fantasy team owner whose office pool isn’t enough, daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel offer the chance to win daily cash prizes.

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Lawmaker eyes bill protecting fantasy sports

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KVUE Austin
Thursday marks the first game of the NFL season, and for millions of Americans, that means fantasy football. As beer joints across Texas become draft central, fantasy football fans are once again dreaming of championships — and in some cases, big bucks. For the fantasy team owner whose office pool isn’t enough, daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel offer the chance to win daily cash prizes.

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Talking Points with Bryan Mudd

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EverythingLubbock.com
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion last week in response to a legislative inquiry regarding the legality of online gaming. Paxton said “it is prohibited gambling in Texas if you bet on the performance of a participant in a sporting event and the house takes a cut.”

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Yes, fantasy sports are gambling, but let’s be consistent

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Star-Telegram
Our state’s elected and appointed officials added a new wing to their Hypocrisy Mansion when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton this week called out the wildly popular daily fantasy sports websites, such as DraftKings and FanDuel; the two companies had been printing money until other states took action against them.

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Analysis: Texas, Gambling and Al Capone

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The Texas Tribune
Texas legislators are going to have to figure out whether they want to allow the private sector to compete with the state’s billion-dollar gambling business. The state is acting like a monopolist — or Al Capone.

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Ken Paxton Says That Daily Sports Fantasy Sites Are Illegal Gambling In Texas

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Texas Monthly
On Tuesday, beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton took a break from tending to the various personal legal fires that he’s dealing with to address one that faces the state. Namely, the question of whether daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel are actually gambling sites, rather than games of skill—and if so, if they’re illegal under Texas law.

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