Fantasy Sports

Virginia General Assembly Approves Guidelines for Fantasy Sports

Virginia is the first state to put fantasy sports legislation before a governor.

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The Virginia legislature has approved a set of rules for daily fantasy sports leagues, declaring that those contests which follow the guidelines are not illegal gambling.  SB 646 requires clear explanation of prizes to be awarded, prohibits athletes involved from participation, and requires operators of fantasy contests to register annually with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Virginia is the first state to pass such a bill, but it still needs a signature from Governor Terry McAuliffe.

For more on the fight over Daily Fantasy Sports, watch Is Playing Daily Fantasy Sports Any Different From Playing Powerball?

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  1. “requires operators of fantasy contests to register annually with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services”

    Only a shitbag politician could come up with something that totally fucked up.

    1. SB 646 requires clear explanation of prizes to be awarded, prohibits athletes involved from participation, and requires operators of fantasy contests to register annually with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

      arf, arf, arf, our masters gave us this brand-new pretty leash, arf, arf, arf, aren’t our masters wonderful arf, arf, arf, it’s almost as long as our old leash, arf, arf, arf

  2. What costs, I wonder, will be associated with registration.

  3. It would be so wonderful if the daily fantasy sites would simply block all the assholes from Va. Think of the screams from the govt drones who live in NoVa when they didn’t have anything to do at work because they couldn’t get to these sites.

    1. NO! Please for the love of God, Gaia, The FSM, or whatever you hold dear, do NOT give the bureaucrats more time to focus on their jobs! We are all better off if massah is distracted.

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