New Jersey Legislature Votes to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

New Jersey Legislature Votes to Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports

On Friday, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill to legalize and regulate day-to-day fantasy recreations by a 29-6 vote.

New Jersey appears on the brink of regulating DFS but will Chris Christie sign up the dotted line?

The bill will now pass to your desk of Governor Chris Christie, who, having spent the weekend relaxing in the beach, is needed to sign it into legislation or veto it.

Christie’s intentions on this one are as yet confusing, but his only public utterance on DFS, in October 2015, was dismissive.

‘ Are we really talking about getting the national government involved in fantasy football?’ he asked incredulously. ‘Wait a second. We have $19 trillion with debt, we have individuals out of work, we’ve ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us, so we’re talking about dream football? Can we stop?’

‘Enough on fantasy soccer,’ Christie added. ‘ Let the social individuals play. Who cares?’

Projections Practical

Besides, as State Senator James Whelan emphasized on Friday, it is a realistic bill that is all about customer protections. The state is under no illusions that regulation is a money-spinner that is big as many others that have opted to modify the games have fancifully recommended.

‘It’s a consumer protection measure in the place of something we are trying to make a ton of money away from,’ said Whelan, a former mayor of atlantic City. ‘Hopefully the governor will sign this and we’ll have the ability to keep fant Read more