Texas says Daily Fantasy Sports is illegal

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Texas joins New York and Illinois in saying that daily fantasy is illegal gambling and prohibited in the state.

ESPN reports that the state of Texas, via its attorney general, has declared daily fantasy sports illegal according to the laws on the books in the state.

Per ESPN, the Attorney General said:

“Paid daily ‘fantasy sports’ operators claim they can legally operate as an unregulated house, but none of their arguments square with existing Texas law. Simply put, it is prohibited gambling in Texas if you bet on the performance of a participant in a sporting event and the house takes a cut.”

Source: Texas declares daily fantasy games illegal, saying they are prohibited gambling