Legislatory progress for DFS in Delaware

News on 1 Jul 2017

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) Bill HB249, sponsored by Rep. Charles Potter, has passed the Delaware House on a 28-6 vote.

Potter’s bill re-classifies DFS as a skill game, proposes the implementation of a licensing scheme, a tax regime of 15.5 percent on net revenues and a $50,000 annual fee.

“It gives Delaware an opportunity to make sure everything is legal, because you have people playing sports, betting on something that’s not regulated, and we want to make sure its regulated, and it’s an opportunity for people to enjoy the sport and for the state to generate some revenue,” Potter said.

The bill will progress to the Delaware Senate for its consideration.

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