Hit and Run: DFS Illegal in Michigan?; Interview with Ant Zinno; PokerStars Adds 2 New Team Pros

Staff : September 2nd, 2015


Poker Night in America paves the way for new televised poker shows. DFS may have just received a death sentence in Michigan. WPT Player of the Year Anthony Zinno talks poker.

DFS could soon be illegal in Michigan

An unexpected statement from Michigan Gaming Control Board chief Rick Kalm may lead to DFS sites leaving Michigan: According to GamblingCompliance ($$$), Kalm was quoted as saying Daily Fantasy Sports are “illegal under current Michigan law.” His comments come on the heels of the introduction of a bill to legalize DFS in the state.

As noted by Legal Sports Report, a paper written in 2011 by Marc Edelman was the first to point potential concerns over the legality of DFS in Michigan and several other states.

Several other states have laws on the books that seemingly prohibit DFS contests, and DFS sites tend to avoid these states, so it’s not out of the question that sites will now pull out of Michigan.

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