Save Daily Fantasy Sports in Texas

The hundreds of thousands of Texans who play daily fantasy sports have their pastimes at risk. On January 19, 2016, Attorney General Abbott unilaterally issued an opinion letter declaring fantasy sports illegal under 47.02 of the Penal... Read more
The hundreds of thousands of Texans who play daily fantasy sports have their pastimes at risk. On January 19, 2016, Attorney General Abbott unilaterally issued an opinion letter declaring fantasy sports illegal under 47.02 of the Penal Code, misapprehending Texas law and showing a fundamental misunderstanding of the basic facts of DFS. Already, the state has forced out FanDuel, and many DraftKings players have withdrawn as well. Read less
Austin, TX ( State)
April 26, 2018
Submitted by: browntiger421
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Francisco Washington

April 26, 2018

Declare daily fantasy sports legal under Texas law, as games of skill exempt from the definition of "bet" under Penal Code 47.02.

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Francisco Washington

July 25, 2018

The state of Texas should recognize DFS as games of skill and legally exempt under Penal Code 47.01(1)(B)

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For daily fantasy sports sites, legal limbo in Texas set to continue

2017/06/01 - The Texas Tribune