Healey wants tighter regulations for fantasy sports

AG proposing ban on participation by those under 21

BOSTON (AP) — The attorney general in Massachusetts is proposing tighter regulations on daily fantasy sports that would allow companies like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings to keep operating with age and ad restrictions.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced several proposals Thursday after a review of the industry.

Among the regulations would be a ban on anyone under 21 participating and a ban on advertising or promotion of the contests at schools or college campuses. Professional athletes and others connected to pro sports would also be banned from entering contests in their particular sport.

Several states have been scrutinizing daily fantasy sports recently, considering whether the games should be treated like other forms of gambling.

Nevada has restricted daily fantasy sports there to those with gambling licenses, while New York’s attorney general is challenging DraftKings and FanDuel there by calling the offerings illegal games of chance. DraftKings and FanDuel disagree.

 

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