Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are facing a threat to their businesses after a Massachusetts special report recommended that the game format should be classed as a form of online gambling.

The report, put together by a bipartisan Special Commission formed by the state legislature, recommended that DFS be legalised in Massachusetts – though as a sub-set of online gaming.

The report has been adopted after it was approved by five Committee members, with three voting against enforcing it and one member abstaining.

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