It was announced that FanDuel quits Texas, less than two months after Attorney General Ken Paxton declared that daily fantasy sports qualify as illegal gambling according to US gambling laws in Texas.
FanDuel quits Texas, was announced in an email sent by the operators to its customers. Daily fantasy sports originate from Texas and FanDuel itself has been operating in the state since 2009. However, after Attorney General Paxton ruled that it is illegal gambling according to US gambling laws in Texas, as luck is one of the deciding factors in the game, FanDuel quits Texas.
FanDuel quits Texas though they argue that were operating legally in the state
Though FanDuel leaves Texas, they expressed that they totally disagree with the ruling that labeled them as an illegal gambling operation. FanDuel will suspend any paid contests in Texas by May 1. They will also work with state legislators to pass a bill that enables fantasy sports to operate in the state.
FanDuel’s statement said, “We believe FanDuel has always been legal in Texas and strongly disagree with the recent advisory opinion of the Attorney General, but understand that the laws surrounding fantasy sports require clarity. Users will still be able to participate in free head-to-head challenges and leagues after May 1.”