US state lottery operators and casinos could be prompted to call for greater regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) after a new survey suggested the growth of the sector could prove to be a threat to the two lucrative industries.

A poll conducted by Canadian research and strategic marketing firm Leger claims that the majority of DFS players have admitted to lowering spend on other forms of gaming in favour of fantasy football.

Among the 15 per cent of US adults that have played DFS this season, 61 per cent agree that they have spent less on lottery products such as Powerball, Mega Millions, scratch or instant games, or other draw games in order to spend more on fantasy games.

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