Regulation in the US

Due to its soaring popularity, Daily Fantasy Sports have been the focus of almost every sports or online betting bill passed by state congresses in 2016. While multiple district attorneys have deemed DFS to be illegal gambling or sports betting, only 7 states have confirmed this into a law.

MAP OF US DFS REGULATION


43 out of 50 states are currently in the process of ruling DFS legal or have already ruled on the legality

  • 0%
    of States currently allow DFS
  • 0%
    of States are passing laws on DFS
  • 0%
    of States have deemed DFS Illegal
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconson
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Washington

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REGULATION PENDING
Active or proposed legislation. Estimated ruling in 6 months.

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS AVAILABLE
DFS has been declared legal or is considered skill gaming.

DFS NOT AVAILALBE
Legislation failed or DFS Declared Illegal gambling.


Regulation in the US

Daily Fantasy Sports has been the focus of almost every sports or online betting bill passed before state congresses in the new year.

Forty-three of fifty states are currently in the process of ruling DFS legal or have already ruled on the legality

MAP OF US DFS REGULATION



MAP KEY

REGULATION PENDING

Active or proposed legislation. Estimated ruling in 6 months.

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS AVAILABLE

DFS has been declared legal or is considered skill gaming.

DFS NOT AVAILABLE

Legislation failed or DFS Declared Illegal gambling.

  • 0%
    of States currently allow DFS
  • 0%
    of States are passing laws on DFS
  • 0%
    of States have deemed DFS Illegal
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconson
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Washington

Regulation in Europe

In Europe, the marketplace is very different than the US as gaming regulations are already well established. Most of Europe requires a license to operate a pool-betting game, for example. However, many places in Europe have not clearly defined Daily Fantasy Sports.

MAP OF EU DFS REGULATION


  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

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UNDEFINED DFS REGULATIONS
DFS is either not regulated or not considered gambling

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS REGULATED
DFS has been regulated and a gambling license is required

Requiring National License
DFS is regulated and requires a special license issued by the country


Regulation in the EU


On the European side of the Atlantic, the marketplace is very different than the US. Gaming regulations are already well established. In the majority of Europe a license for operating a pool-betting game is required. However, there are many places in where the playing daily fantasy sports is not defined.

MAP OF EU DFS REGULATION


MAP KEY

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS REGULATED

DFS has been regulated and a gambling license is required

UNDEFINED DFS REGULATIONS

DFS is either not regulated or not considered gambling

Requiring National License

DFS is regulated and requires a special license issued by the country

  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Sweden
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Regulation in Asia

In Asia, Daily Fantasy Sports has immense potential. Over 2 billion people are located in these emerging markets and the majority can access iGaming sites. However, in certain places, no iGaming products are permitted.

MAP OF ASIAN DFS REGULATION


  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Bangladesh
  • Bruni
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • UAE

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Undefined DFS REGULATIONS
DFS is either not regulated or not considered gambling

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS REGULATED
DFS has been regulated and a gambling license is required

Online Gaming is not Authorized
DFS is regulated and requires a special license issued by the country


Regulation in the US

In Asia, Daily FantasySports has huge potential. There are over 2 billion people located in these emerging markets and majority can access iGaming sites. However, in places certain no iGaming products are permitted.

MAP OF ASAIN DFS REGULATION



MAP KEY

Undefined DFS REGULATIONS

DFS is either not regulated or not considered gambling

DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS REGULATED

DFS has been regulated and a gambling license is required

Online Gaming is not Authorized

DFS is regulated and requires a special license issued by the country

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Bangladesh
  • Bruni
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • UAE