Delaware Legalise Fantasy Sports

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Legislation that would allow Delawareans to bet on fantasy sports, and direct the state to create regulations for the industry, has moved forward.

It gives Delaware an opportunity to make sure everything is legal, because you have people playing sports, betting on something that’s not regulated, and we want to make sure its regulated, and it’s an opportunity for people to enjoy the sport and for the state to generate some revenue,” he said.

Online fantasy sports betting for cash prizes is not permitted in Delaware. Last year, the Delaware Department of Justice notified several leading fantasy sports operators that “their respective online fantasy sports activities are not permitted under Delaware law.”

The decision followed moves from other states that declared fantasy sports a gambling activity, and that operators must have a gambling license.