Increased State Oversight of Fantasy Sports Likely
BOSTON — Massachusetts legislative leaders and gambling regulators say state oversight of the fantasy-sports industry — and increased scrutiny of the operations of companies such as Boston’s DraftKings — is becoming more likely, the Boston Globe reported.
The Mass. Gaming Commission has launched a review of the legal and regulatory issues posed by the surging popularity of online fantasy sports, including whether the games are allowed under state law. Chairman Steve Crosby said the commissioners would discuss whether fantasy sports are legal, whether they should be regulated, and, if so, who should regulate the companies, and how.
The commission will discuss the issues at its next public meeting, on Oct. 29. Attorney General Maura Healey is conducting a similar review through her office.