FanDuel Urges Florida Residents To Voice Support For DFS To Legislators
FanDuel are urging Florida residents to voice their opinion to local legislators ahead of a scheduled Senate Committee hearing which will discuss an overhaul of a gambling bill that could amongst other things legalize DFS in the Sunshine state.
FanDuel sent an email to Florida users with a link that enables them to send a message to legislators. The email states that a new bill has been introduced that would update Florida’s laws and recognize DFS as a game of skill which would ensure it remains legal.
A few weeks ago Sen. Bill Galvano introduced SB 8 which would cover a range of issues varying from tribal compacts to gas pump lottery sales. DFS would fall under this as SB8 would create an Office of Amusements within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation that would oversee DFS activity. These regulations include license fees of $500k and annual renewal of $100k.
FanDuel says the current laws are outdated and do not keep up with current technology. They are urging legislators not to deny millions of Florida residents the right to engage in DFS. This latest move is yet another battle that DFS operators have ben facing in the last year as they are having to convince regulators that DFS is not a game of chance like gambling but rather skill.