Fantasy Sports

Bill legalizing fantasy sports websites in California makes it out of state Assembly

Bill legalizing fantasy sports websites in California makes it out of state Assembly

With the owners of L.A.'s professional sports teams lined up in support, the state Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill that would license daily fantasy sports websites — including DraftKings and FanDuel — to operate in California.

While officials in Texas, Washington and Illinois have determined fantasy leagues are illegal forms of gambling and banned them, the websites' operators contend they are games of skill that should be allowed.

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