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Ken Paxton is coming to get you people.
« on: January 19, 2016, 02:41:42 pm »
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Opinion: (KP-0057) The legality of fantasy sports leagues under Texas law
Request for Opinion: ( RQ-0071-KP)
 
Summary: Under section 47.02 of the Penal Code, a person commits an offense if he or she makes a bet on the partial or final result of a game or contest or on the performance of a participant in a game or contest. Because the outcome of games in daily fantasy sports leagues depends partially on chance, an individual's payment of a fee to participate in such activities is a bet. Accordingly, a court would likely determine that participation in daily fantasy sports leagues is illegal gambling 'under section 47.02 of the Penal Code.

Though participating in a traditional fantasy sports league is also illegal gambling under section 47.02, participants in such leagues may avail themselves of a statutory defense to prosecution under section 47.02(b) of the Penal Code when play is in a private place, no person receives any economic benefit other than personal winnings, and the risks of winning or losing are the same for all participants.
 

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Re: Ken Paxton is coming to get you people.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 06:11:48 pm »
I posted this on the wrong board.  Sorry. 
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Re: Ken Paxton is coming to get you people.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 06:50:28 pm »
i was so excited to see about the new winners sigh
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