Massachusetts Reviewing Boston-Based Fantasy Sports, Others
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says a "robust" regulatory framework would likely be needed for fantasy sports websites if they are allowed to continue operating in the state.
Healey's office has been examining the sites, which also are drawing scrutiny in other states. Players pay an entry fee to compete for cash prizes in games involving college or professional sports.
Companies such as Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel contend their sites aren't gambling, are legal and were exempted in 2006 from a federal online gambling ban.
Healey said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press she's focusing on consumers, particularly youngsters and those with gambling addiction.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which oversees casino gambling and horse racing, also is reviewing the legality of the sites.