Kentucky may set rules for DFS

Though sports betting is illegal in Kentucky, daily fantasy sports may obtain a proper license.

Currently, the acclaimed gaming sector operates in the American state within a legal gray area.

US.- FanDuel and DraftKings, the biggest daily fantasy sports providers worldwide, demand Kentucky’s authorities to clarify the legal state of the sector. As sports betting are illegal in the American state, both the government and the operators seek to reach firm rules in daily fantasy sports services.

DraftKings’ manager of governmental affairs, Derek Hein, explained that daily fantasy sports don’t enter in the category of sports betting, because they are “not outcome determinative.” According to the manager, over 100,000 Kentuckians bet on this kind of competitions, although the operation stays in a grey area.

Both companies expect beneficial results, as the sector was approved in New York State last week, once the government declared it as “game of skill.” In Kentucky, the authorities may support the legalisation, setting the tax incomes first. “We have needs in this state, as many others, and sometimes demands for dedicated revenues for particular problems. I think that’s a very relevant conversation,” expressed Republican Senator Chris McDaniel.