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Michigan regulator says fantasy sports are illegal

According to a GamblingCompliance report on Tuesday, daily fantasy sports (DFS) are not legal in the state of Michigan.

On the heels of the introduction of a fantasy bill last week, the executive director of Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) Rick Kalm was quoted by Chris Krafcik, research director at GamblingCompliance, as stating it was his opinion that participating in fantasy sports for real money is “illegal under current Michigan law.” The bill introduced by Senator Curtis Hertel would amend Michigan’s penal code making fantasy sports a “game of skill,” thereby making it legal for the state’s residents to play. A Michigan lobbyist has been hired by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association in response to the news.

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