Louisiana gets set to vote on legislation of daily Fantasy Sports

Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports betting companies have launched a political advertising campaign to try to get daily online fantasy sports games legalized in Louisiana.

Voters will have a chance to allow online fantasy sports apps, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, through a proposition appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot.

A new political action committee, Fairness for Fantasy Sports in Louisiana, reported raising $154,135 in September for a political campaign to get daily fantasy sports betting apps legalized.

Nearly all of the money raised – $154,000 – came from FanDuel, which runs one of the most popular online fantasy sports apps. DraftKings, the other major player in the fantasy sports betting app market, is also expected to contribute money to the PAC, said Ryan Berni, chairman of the PAC and a former top aide to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.