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Two more US states legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

Written by Ben Blaschke

Just eight months after coming under the spotlight of US regulators, the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry is making steady progress in its bid to be legalized with two more states passing DFG legislation last Friday.

Colorado and Missouri became the fifth and sixth states respectively to sign DFS bills into law, joining Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee and Mississippi.

All eyes, however, remain firmly fixed on New York where the state legislature is pondering its own DFS bill. Only three months ago, DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel were forced to halt operations in their most profitable state after New York State Attorney Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit seeking to shut them down.

As it stands, New York now looks almost certain to join the DFS bandwagon sooner rather than later with Pennsylvania also close to finalize legislation.

If only lawmakers were similarly efficient in regulating online poker.