Tyson Larson of ONeill would declare that the games are predominantly based on skill and not games of chance, which the state constitution bans. The last thing that we want to do is criminalize 300,000 Nebraskans for something they thoroughly enjoy doing, said Paul Charcian, president of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Derek Hein, a kenilworth primary care for DraftKings, kenilworth primary care fantasy sports require a degree of kenilworth primary care that should exclude them from the definition of gambling.
Participants in a fantasy league choose real-life professional sports players for their teams kenilworth primary care score points based on how each of their players performed in actual games. Similar to horse racing, participants often base their picks on each players past statistics. This bill does nothing more than codify what is already being done, Hein said. Hein said DraftKings has similar bills pending in 25 states. The industry does not operate in six states where local laws have effectively banned them: Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada and Washington.
In addition, attorneys general in New York, Illinois and Texas have declared that the websites represent an illegal game of chance. Hein said the bill would allow the state to regulate the industry and protect consumers from knockoff sites that more closely resemble gambling.