Daily fantasy sports could be soon included in the current Michigan gaming legislation.
US.- Michigan State’s legislators could soon approve a new proposal aiming at including daily fantasy sports (DFS) operations in the current gaming law. The measure would turn Michigan into one of the minority states allowing this kind of gambling modality, which is defined as a game of skills rather than chance.
“Really this is free-market legislation that protects citizens but lets the business of fantasy sports keep going here in Michigan,” said Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr., a sponsor of the legislation and an East Lansing Democrat. “We shouldn’t be penalising people for basic entertainment. Really this is just another way to enjoy sports and the way we watch.”
The bills are backed by Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel, whose joint lobbyist testified at a recent Senate hearing.
Furthermore, a new report from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC, an entity that tracks state-by-state legislation across the country, revealed that legal sports betting industry could be offered in 32 states within five years if the United States’ Supreme Court rules in favor of the case presented by New Jersey, which is fighting the PASPA act that only allows a limited number of states to offer the gambling modality.