DFS Fight Comes to the Heartland as Nebraska Legislators Mull Over Bill

Written by:
Associated Press
Published on:
Jan/25/2016
DFS Fight Comes to the Heartland as Nebraska Legislators Mull Over Bill

LINCOLN, Nebraska — (Associated Press) - Gambling opponents are fighting a bill that would allow fantasy sports websites to operate in Nebraska, even though the industry estimates that 300,000 people in the state are already playing.

Ad: Bet Live In-Play, Up to $2500 Free Cash at Bookmaker, Since 1986

Both sides argued their case Monday to the Legislature's General Affairs Committee. The committee is considering a measure to pave the way for sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel.

The bill by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill would declare that the games are predominantly based on skill and not illegal games of chance.

Paul Charchian, president of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, says the state shouldn't "criminalize" the people in Nebraska who currently play.

Pat Loontjer, director of Gambling with the Good Life, says her group views the game as an expanded form of gambling.

Gambling News

Bitcoin Catapults Above $4K Mark

Bitcoin Catapults Above $4K Mark

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin had risen above the $4000 mark Saturday afternoon, trading at $4111 at 2:38 pm EST.

Connecticut to Hold Sports Betting Hearing Tuesday

Connecticut to Hold Sports Betting Hearing Tuesday

There was lots of interest in betting sports at Connecticut's famed Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos following news that a hearing on the topic is set to take place at 10 am this coming Tuesday. 

Caesars Offers Few Clues on State of Talks With Carl Icahn

Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave few clues Thursday as to the status of its talks with billionaire Carl Icahn, who has taken a large stake in the casino giant and says he wants fundamental changes in the company.

Where Can I Bet the Oscars Online From Georgia?

Where Can I Bet the Oscars Online From Georgia?

You can bet the Oscars online from Georgia using any number of internationally-based websites.  Georgia itself does not host online sports betting sites that would offer Oscar betting.

Other Football Lagues Seek Boost From Legal Sports Betting

Other Football Lagues Seek Boost From Legal Sports Betting

The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are also looking to embrace and profit from it.

Syndicate