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Tennessee AG latest to declare fantasy sports as illegal gambling

7th April 2016 8:35 am GMT

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued a new opinion Wednesday, ruling that fantasy sports contests constitutes illegal gambling under state law.

The opinion follows a request by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley), and comes as a bill to protect fantasy sports and install industry-wide consumer protections recently passed the state Senate.

Slatery is the second AG this week to declare fantasy sports contests as illegal, following in the footsteps of Alabama AG Luther Strange, who also sent cease-and-desist [...]

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