Texas received three daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and having a framework of legislation for the contests.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sparked a lawsuit as he opined that day-to-day fantasy sports were illegal under state law. A triple-pronged legislative approach from Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that opinion.
The state missed away regarding the DFS legislation trend that appeared regarding the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 because of the fact that its session that is legislative is, however it seems to be making up for lost time.
Each one of the three bills is sponsored by State Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo). Their co-sponsors vary, as does the language of each bill, although they also chime in on numerous things.
The three bills address the key preoccupations of legislators across the US, from player protections and operator registration fees, to the segregation of player funds as a body of legislation. Curiously, though, one bill ignores the latter point that is somewhat crucial. Likewise, two bills would define DFS as games of skill, while one would not bother.
Representative Raymond is obviously hedging his wagers.
The Letter of the Law
Raymond stated he hoped his triple-pronged approach would ‘clarify a confusing and ambiguous law and affirm that dream sports are legal in T