State bills would protect fantasy sports players

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Jim Tedder detailed their legislation to protect Michigan residents who play fantasy sports.
The bills update state law to keep pace with evolving technology and maintain the legality of fantasy sports services such as FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and others.
Miller said Michigan residents already are playing these games, and he would like legislators to make sure people can continue to enjoy them legally with some basic and important consumer protections.
The bills would affirm that fantasy sports are legal and update Michigan law to keep pace with guidelines in federal law, define fantasy sports as simulated games including entry fees and prizes, establish simple regulations and licensing for all companies offering fantasy sports in Michigan, prohibit any fantasy sports contest tied to college or high school events, and ensure that those playing fantasy sports are at least 18 years old, with measures to protect privacy and accounts.

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