Good news for DFS fans in the US! Lawmakers in Mississippi have given the green light on a new state DFS bill.
It appears Mississippi is the latest state considering legalizing online daily fantasy sports. In a 46-6 vote, the state’s legislature made US gambling news by approving a new state DFS bill that would allow for the regulation of DFS.
This bill, called HB 967, will allow the Mississippi Gaming Commission to regulate DFS contests for money both online and inside a casino. It will also implement a new 8% tax rate on all DFS operators inside the state, and outlines strict guidelines that these companies must follow including a ban on employees participating in contests, and enforcing an 18-year age requirement.
It’s unclear exactly how much revenue DFS will generate for the state, but House Gaming Chair Richard Bennett expects it will raise the state’s annual revenue. “I think it will grow,” he said in a statement to the media.
What DFS sites are available in the US now?
A number of states have already approved new DFS state bills, and many more are attempting to do so. Though Bill HB 967 still needs to receive approval from Governor Phil Bryant, there are a number of amazing online daily fantasy sports sites in the US that players in Mississippi can access.
Perhaps the most famous is FanDuel, which has grown to become one of the largest and most respected DFS websites in the world. Those wanting to play internet daily fantasy sports in Mississippi can access many different fantasy contests for money here.
What do you think of the new state DFS bill in Mississippi? Will it get passed before summertime? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out FanDuel to find a huge list of great fantasy contests.