The insider betting scandal engulfing daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators DraftKings and FanDuel has prompted US lawmakers from California and New Jersey, as well as recent market entrant Amaya, to call for a regulatory framework to be introduced for the sector.

Calls for greater oversight are led by New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone, who have written to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), while StarsDraft operator and PokerStars owner Amaya has pledged to work with states to help develop legislation that ensures a high level of consumer protection.

California Assemblymember Adam Gray, meanwhile, has announced that the state’s Governmental Organisational Committee is to hold an informational hearing on DFS in the coming months, while Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid also spoke out on the issue. 

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