Fantasy Sports Industry Calls On Texas Users To Sway AG

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Law 360
Texas is shaping up to be the latest battleground for the daily fantasy sports industry as its leading companies DraftKings and FanDuel urged their Texas consumers Monday to push the state attorney general to keep daily fantasy contests in Texas after a state lawmaker asked him to take a look at their legality.

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FanDuel urges Texans to contact Congress

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Fantasy sports site, FanDuel, is urging its users in Texas to stand up against Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton is looking into whether the site should be allowed to legally operate in the Lone Star State. In an email, FanDuel is asking fans to email Paxton and their state representative to defend their right to play fantasy sports.

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FanDuel, DraftKings Push Paxton Petition

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The Texas Tribune
The fantasy sports industry is asking its Texas customers to lobby Attorney GeneralKen Paxton with petition signatures to leave their games alone. Paxton is weighing whether fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings can legally operate in Texas. While some groups say the sites are hubs for online gambling, which is illegal, others contend the games are based on skill and are therefore legitimate.

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FanDuel, DraftKings ask clients to advocate for fantasy sports

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Statesman
Two giants in the daily fantasy sports business asked their customers Monday to lean on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to make sure their sites can continue to operate. FanDuel and DraftKings — along with several other fantasy sports websites — formed Fantasy Sports for All to build support from the public and to ask Paxton to prevent the state government from shuttering their ventures.

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