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Illinois lawmakers keep pushing for DFS legalization

Illinois lawmakers keep pushing for DFS legalization
Yestarday, two bills that could possible legalize DFS in the state -S 1805 and S 1667- advanced out of the House Rules Committee to the House Executive Committee.
United States | 05/31/2017

Yestarday, two bills that could possible legalize DFS in the state -S 1805 and S 1667- advanced out of the House Rules Committee to the House Executive Committee.

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llinois has been one of the flash points for DFS legality in the United States. This are the key aspects of the legal process reported by the Legal Sports Report:

  • Rep. Michael Zalewski became one of the first lawmakers to consider regulation of the DFS industry in the spring of 2015.
  • State Attorney General Lisa Madigan said that DFS constituted illegal gambling in Illinois; she also said she expected
  • DraftKings and FanDuel to leave the state.
  • DraftKings and FanDuel went to court to fight that opinion, although little has happened in the court case since it was launched. 
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