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51 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 361 (2018-2019)
A Game of Skill Or Chance: Why Texas Should Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

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   A  GAME OF SKILL OR CHANCE? WHY TEXAS
   SHOULD LEGALIZE DAILY FANTASY SPORTS

                              Marc  Dib*

I.  GETTING  THE BALL ROLLING      .................................. 361
II. LEARNING  THE FUNDAMENTALS       ....................     ........ 363
    A. Daily Fantasy Sports Enters the Game.....................   364
    B. Home   Court Advantage: Texas's Stance on Gambling................ 365
    C. Rejected! Legal Issues Involving Daily Fantasy Sports............... 368
        1. Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.................. 369
        2. Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act...................... 369
    D.  One on One: Texas v. Daily Fantasy Sports ..   ................ 370
        1. Texas Attorney General on DFS............          ........ 371
        2. FanDuel  and DraftKings Respond...........         ....... 372
        3. The Legislature's Response to Daily Fantasy Sports............ 373
m   DOWN  BUT  NOT  OUT        ............................... ...... 375
    A. Skill Versus Chance       ............................. 375
    B. States That Have Legalized Daily Fantasy Sports......   ..... 379
    C. States That Consider Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal...................... 380
    D. Regulating DFS..........................               ........ 381
        1. Minimum  Age  Requirements.   .................    ...... 381
        2. Licensing Fees.............................. 382
        3. Preventing Gambling Addiction ................... 383
IV. HERE'S THE GAME   PLAN.....................            ............. 384
V.  AND  THAT'STHEGAME!         ....................................... 387

                     I. GETTING THE BALL ROLLING

    There are some things that government should not do - and taking
    away our right to play fantasy football is one of the things government
                           should not do.I



    * J. D. Candidate, Texas Tech School of Law, 2019; B.A. Political Science, Texas Tech
University, 2016. This comment is dedicated in loving memory of my grandmother, Olivia Sanchez. To
my family and friends, thank you for your unwavering support-I am truly grateful to have each of you
in my life. Finally, to everyone who helped me through the comment writing pmcess, your hard work is
greatly appreciated.
    1. Bob Sechler, Bill Would Make Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues Legal in Texas, AUSTIN AM.
STATESMAN (Apr. 3, 2017, 12:01 AM), http://www.mystatesman.com/business/bill-would-makc-daily-
fantasy-sports-leagues-legal-texas/viT7R6BYTUmakhHC5NnWCJ/ (providing a statement by Texas
Representative Richard Pefia Raymond).


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