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Boston Globe Published Gottlieb Op-Ed on Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports in Massachusetts

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The Boston Globe has published on opinion piece by PHAI’s executive director, Mark A. Gottlieb, which summarizes the organization’s legal research concluding that paid Daily Fantasy Sports games are illegal under Massachusetts law. The piece, entitled, “Fantasy Sports Gambling is Illegal Under State Law,” explains the law and several reasons why it is important to enforce it.

Gottlieb argues that Daily Fantasy Sports games operated by DraftKings and FanDuel are a consumer rip-off as currently operated with almost all of the winnings going to full-time professionals.  He goes on to criticize Internet gambling as posing a threat to current and potential compulsive gamblers, and that it is inconsistent with the limited casino gambling authorized by the state.

Massachusetts is among several states considering regulatory approaches to these games.  Six states have banned them entirely.

Daynard and Gottlieb publish Op/Ed in Boston Globe: “How to fight America’s obesity epidemic”

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The article, published on January 8, 2009, addresses some of the 47 policy recommendations that were discussed at our September, 2008 conference and appear in our report to the Obama administration.

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