Legislating Fantasy Football
Michigan lawmakers are weighing in on fantasy football leagues. The Associated Press reports that legislators want to regulate the fast-growing paid fantasy sports industry, while leaving alone traditional private leagues in which money may change hands among friends. In the past week, bipartisan bills cleared a Senate committee that would clarify that playing fantasy sports is not gambling, because it is a skill. A state license would be required to operate cash leagues, popularized by industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel.