Fantasy Sports Regulations Could Be Coming To Florida

Fantasy sports in Florida? Legislators may reach a deal this year on the murky legal status of the activity. 

House and Senate Republicans are now negotiating a comprehensive gambling bill that focuses primarily on casino gambling... but is being altered to include legislation proposals regarding fantasy sports. 

Senate negotiators on Thursday offered their support for a House bill that says betting on fantasy contests would be allowed as long as the sponsor of the contest is not a participant.

Florida's attorney general back in 1991 issued an opinion that football fantasy leagues were a form of illegal gambling. But fantasy leagues have continued to flourish and expand since then, including the creation of daily fantasy leagues.

Some Republican legislators tried unsuccessfully last year to legalize fantasy contests.

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