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Bill to legalise daily fantasy sports introduced in Washington state

23rd January 2017 7:55 am GMT

Legislation has been introduced in Washington aimed at legalising daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests in the state.

Senator Doug Ericksen has introduced Senate Bill 5169, which seeks to amend the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) to state that fantasy sports competitions are "games of skill specifically exempted from any classification as gambling."

Under Washington law, any form of gambling that is not covered by existing legislation is automatically considered illegal.

The proposed amendment states that fantasy sports [...]

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