FANTASY SITES FANDUEL, DRAFTKINGS DECLARED ILLEGAL IN TEXAS

By Annie Ross

The field is narrowing for daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel.

Texas today became the latest state to declare that daily fantasy sports sites violate state law, the state’s attorney general wrote in an opinion.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wrote “that a court would likely determine participation in daily fantasy sports leagues is illegal gambling” under state law. The opinion came in response to an inquiry from Texas’ House of Representatives.

“Paid daily fantasy sports operators claim they can legally operate as an unregulated house, but none of their arguments square with existing Texas law,” Paxton said in a news release. “Simply put, it is prohibited gambling in Texas if you bet on the performance of a participant in a sporting event and the house takes a cut.”

Paxton didn’t announce any immediate action — such as an injunction — to bar FanDuel, DraftKings or any other daily fantasy sites from operating in Texas.

“We strongly disagree with the attorney general’s prediction about what the courts may or may not do if ever presented with the issue of whether daily fantasy sports are legal under Texas law,” Randy Mastro, a lawyer for DraftKings, said in a statement. “The Texas Legislature has expressly authorized games of skill, and daily fantasy sports are a game of skill.

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