Texas received three fantasy that is daily (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and developing a framework of regulation for the competitions.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sparked a lawsuit as he opined that day-to-day fantasy sports were illegal under state legislation. A triple-pronged legislative approach from Representative Richard Raymond hopes to challenge that viewpoint.
The state missed out in the DFS legislation trend that appeared regarding the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 as a result of fact that its session that is legislative is, but it seems to be getting back together for lost time.
All the three bills is sponsored by State Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo). His co-sponsors vary, as does the language of each bill, although they also chime in on numerous issues.
As a body of legislation, the three bills address the key preoccupations of legislators across the US, from player defenses and operator registration fees, to the segregation of player funds. Curiously, though, one bill ignores the latter somewhat crucial point altogether. Likewise, two bills would define DFS as games of skill, while one would not bother.
Representative Raymond is clearly hedging his wagers.
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Raymond said he hoped his triple-pronged approach would 'clarify a confusing and law that is ambiguous affirm that dream sports a