Daily Fantasy Sports also deemed illegal in Mississippi

Mississipi’s AG joins his peers in New York, Nevada, Texas, Vermont and Illinois, who also declared DFS illegal under their states’ law.

US.- Jim Hood, Mississippi’s Attorney General,  said on Friday that under the current state law, daily fantasy sports (DFS) are illegal. This statement was released as a reply to Allen Godfrey, Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, who requested the AG’s opinion on the matter.

Hood declared: “Fantasy sports wagering is illegal in the State of Mississippi under current law both on a licensed gaming floor and outside of a licensed gaming floor. Any change to the law would be a matter within the purview of the legislature.”

Operators are not sitting idle and although this announcement may come as a cold shower, their efforts in turning this trend around have not proved fruitless. States like California and Florida are pretty much on the right path for legalising DFS activities and lately Hawaii has been considering an amendment on its gambling regulation with the same purpose.