Indiana lawmakers may consider regulating daily fantasy sports sites

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By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are considering the possibility of regulating daily fantasy sports sites.

State Rep. Alan Morrison of Terre Haute says Hoosiers are currently allowed to play those sites, but the state has no control over who can offer the games.

Morrison says he will author a bill that would add basic consumer protectors and transparency to the sites. He also would like to see the fantasy firms register with the state and pay an annual fee, creating a new revenue stream for the state.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports the popularity of daily fantasy sites has exploded recently. Legal battles are underway in several states as officials attempt to determine whether the contests are legal and if they should be subject to regulation as a form of gambling.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com