A look at what happened recently in the industry of daily fantasy sports, and what to watch for:
Watching New York
Pretty much everything else going on in DFS these days is trivial when compared to what is going on in New York right now.
There was some opposition on display in both the Senate and the Assembly, but it’s unclear that it would be enough to derail the bills.
New York faces a June 16 deadline for passing legislation. Online poker legislation is also being considered in the state.
DFS site takes weird legal tack
A daily fantasy sports site is arguing not that it is legal in a state, but illegal.
Minnesota, however, had not been one of the more “gray” states in terms of legality. A site saying it is illegal in a state where DFS was generally considered legal could have repercussions down the road.
Back in Mississippi
DFS sites have been re-entering Mississippi after a law was passed by the state in May.
FanDuel instituted new limits to the number of head to head contests users can enter.
That comes as regulatory frameworks come online across the country this year, and in “as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure a level playing field for all users,” according to FanDuel.