Legislators of Georgia State would not consider the legalisation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) until next year’s sessions.
US.- The Georgia State’s Senate decided to postpone the vote on legal daily fantasy sports platforms until 2018’s sessions. Last Tuesday, representatives of the chambers did not carry out the expected debate on the legislation that was supposed to be delivered to the Governor’s office for the final signature.
The gaming bill that attempted to legalise the highly acclaimed daily fantasy sports industry had obtained a notorious approval by Georgia’s House. However, the bill was not able to move forward to final step as the Senate decided to evaluate the potential regulation next year. According to local press, the supporters of the bill may not have achieved enough votes to pass the project and they preferred to wait and boost the initiative.
“We had some more work to do, but the bill advanced a long, long way and the progress will not go to waste,” revealed Marc La Vorgna, a spokesperson for DraftKings and FanDuel, to Legal Sports Report. “It’s a two year session, so we will build on the work from this year and we get to pick up right where we left off — effectively starting on third base when the legislature comes back into session.”
Georgia State’s Senate would reconsider the proposal next January. In the meantime, other states such as Arkansas and Texas are moving forward with their daily fantasy sports bills as the industry grows nationwide.