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Missouri, Colorado Governors Signs Daily Fantasy Sports Bills Into Law

Six States In America Now Regulate The Contests

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Missouri and Colorado have become the latest states to pass online gaming legislation, but it’s not for casino games on the web.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday signed the Missouri Fantasy Sports Consumer Protection Act, which establishes regulation on DFS. Also on Friday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper enacted his state’s DFS bill. Both moved relatively quickly through their respective legislatures.

They are the fifth and sixth states to put a law on the books to regulate the booming DFS industry, a growing segment of the $26 billion fantasy sports market in North America.

Players in both states must be at least 18 years of age. Also, contests on collegiate and high school sports are prohibited in both jurisdictions.

The other states that have passed DFS legislation are Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee and Mississippi. Pennsylvania and New York are both considering the games.

The Keystone State and the Empire State are both eyeing Internet poker as well.