The fantasy sports industry is rapidly evolving. In response, numerous states have recently enacted laws and regulations that clarify the legal status of fantasy sports contests and implement various consumer protection requirements on contest operators. This chart is meant to track the states that have, to date, enacted fantasy sports-specific laws and regulations.
1 Massachusetts law contains exemption for season-long contest operators.
2 Colorado law contains certain exemptions for small businesses.
Disclaimer: This chart is for general informational purposes only. It is not necessarily a comprehensive or exhaustive list of the rules and requirements imposed on contest operators, and the best source for those requirements are the laws themselves. This chart does not include states where legislation is pending. Moreover, the information in this chart should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. It is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.
Last Modified: June 22, 2017