Wisconsin group pushes for anti-gambling measure

A group is teaming up to fight against a daily fantasy sports attempt.

US.- Citizens Against Expanded Gambling, an anti-gambling group from Wisconsin, is planning a few stops to stand against daily fantasy sports in the state. The group believes that daily fantasy sports is a form of gambling and should not be legalised.

Lorri Pickens, Citizens Against Expanded Gambling’s executive director, said that they picked Racine County as the first stop because they wanted to make an impact in a zone that’s currently being revised for a potential casino in Kenosha, which had major support from residents and legislators in the past few years. “The industry spends millions of dollars getting their economic-growth soundbites out. We, with a very little budget, have very little opportunity to be able to poke out heads out and say, ‘You know what, wait a minute. It’s not all sunshine,” she added.

The anti-gambling group said that DFS is a game of chance and that a possible regulation would only make every other online gambling activity available for Wisconsin citizens. The debates that they will hold in different town halls will address the possibility of DFS being a game of skill or a game of chance.