Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling
Today, daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel put a notice on their website that those in the state of Mississippi are not allowed to play.
The daily fantasy sports games have been under scrutiny as seven other states have determined it as gambling and outlawed it in their states. Today, DraftKings sent a notice out saying they are temporarily pausing operations in Mississippi until a legislative solution is reached.
Earlier this month, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office put out a statement saying: “Operators should be aware that the interpretation of the attorney general is that it is illegal to offer fantasy sports wagering to Mississippi residents. Any change to the law would be a matter within the purview of the Legislature.”