Indiana Lawmakers Consider Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports Sites

Nov 20, 2015

Indiana University student Ben Segelbaum scrolls through Draft Kings, a daily fantasy sports site.
Credit Harrison Wagner / Indiana Public Broadcasting

If you’ve watched any sports lately, or listened to any music online, you’ve likely heard ads for fantasy sports websites Draft Kings and Fan Duel.

There’s a debate raging over whether the sites, which allow wagering on each day’s games for several sports leagues, are legal.

The New York Attorney General’s offices has banned the companies from accepting bets in that state because he argues the activity constitutes illegal gambling.

As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Barbara Brosher reports, Hoosier legislators are pondering the same question and planning legislation to address the issue.