A bill legalizing so-called “Daily Fantasy Sports” is moving toward a vote in the full Minnesota House over objections of charitable gaming groups, who consider it competition. Allen Lund with Allied Charities asked lawmakers for a level playing field, saying those who run Daily Fantasy Sports are for-profit companies. “They’re the Major League Baseball, NFL, all those people,” he says, “where our groups are the fire [departments], the police, the veterans, the fraternals, the communities, the youth groups that serve all of your communities.”
Current state law basically prohibits betting money on games that are purely chance. Backers contend Daily Fantasy Sports is primarily a skill game where participants choose teams of virtual athletes.