House Speaker: Banning Fantasy Sports Would Make 3-Million Floridians Criminals
Fantasy sports are gaining attention in Florida as lawmakers talk through a slew of proposed gambling regulations. Some question whether fantasy leagues should be banned, but House Speaker Steve Crisafulli says there could be other solutions.
“Obviously there’s a bill that’s been filed from a regulation standpoint and it would be regulated by the Department of Ag and Consumer Services because that’s where the statute falls. There’s some that say let’s just eliminate it completely because it’s an illegal activity. Our attorneys are looking at it. They’re hearing what other state are saying and for us it’s an understanding of where we are today versus where we see ourselves being in the future,” Crisafulli says.
Crisafulli says banning fantasy sports would turn 3-million Floridians into what he calls “immediate criminals.”