Attorney General Healey Announces Proposed Consumer Protection Regulations for Daily Fantasy Sports Operations

Today the Attorney General laid out first-of-their-kind consumer protection regulations for the Daily Fantasy Sports industry that are aimed at protecting consumers who engage in daily fantasy sports. In my role as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure I paid close attention to the announcement by Attorney General Healey and am pleased to see provisions that protect minors, require greater disclosures by daily fantasy sports operators, and attempt to make daily fantasy sports fairer by establishing a tiered system of play.

I believe these draft regulations will help level the playing field between beginners and experienced fantasy sports players and will increase transparency around the industry. This is a great first step in the work being done to make sure Massachusetts’ laws keep up with an industry that is both new and rapidly evolving within the Commonwealth. I look forward to reviewing the regulations in detail over the coming days.

The complete proposed draft regulations, along with additional information and next steps, can be found on the Attorney General’s website: http://www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/dfs/