Fantasy Sports Take on the Texas Attorney General’s Office

Fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel are asking their users to lean on the Attorney General to keep them up and running.

By Hady MawajdehDecember 22, 2015 3:03 pm, , , ,

There are a couple of giants in the fantasy sports business you may have heard of – FanDuel and DraftKings. They have asked their customers to put a little pressure on the Texas Attorney General, who is taking notice.

Tim Eaton, reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, has been following the story of the fantasy sports sites and the political conversation around them.

Eaton says the companies have formed a group called “Fantasy Sports For All,” meant to reach out to customers to lean on Ken Paxton, who is considering an opinion about the legality of these sites.

“These companies obviously want to stay open,” he says, “and Paxton hasn’t said what he’s going to do just yet.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What other states, like Nevada and New York, have decided about sites they say amount to illegal gambling

– What the state of these daily fantasy sports sites are now and what could change

– How the state could (or couldn’t) clamp down on sites like those involved in fantasy sports