Maryland introduced new legislation on DFS

The decision of changing existing Daily Fantasy Sports laws in the state, comes after the Attorney General expressed these laws should be revisited.

US.- Even though Maryland approved Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legislation back in 2012 in an effort to provide legality and clarity to these activities, the state introduced two new bills on the matter last week.

Bills SB976 and HB930 were introduced after the attorney general’s office advised the legislature to consider if the previous laws, which exempted DFS from state gambling law, should have gone to referendum. AG Brian Frosh believes the legislature should revisit this legislation.

On the matter and after the opinion from the attorney general’s office was released, the Maryland Senate President Mike Miller said: “Somebody needs to take action. I think it’s up to the industry to say, ‘We’re going to clean up our act, and we need to be legal and propose legislation to make that happen.’”