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The two leading fantasy football companies are backing an Indiana proposal to regulate the industry.

Representatives of DraftKings and FanDuel told a House committee this week a bill setting standards for daily fantasy sports would ensure players of an honest game -- and prevent legal battles like the one in New York, whose attorney general is trying to shut down the sites as illegal gambling.

DraftKings representative Derek Hein says the company welcomes state regulation setting standards for fantasy sports operators.

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Fantasy football is alive and well in Indiana, but legislators may seek legal protections for players.

New York's attorney general has asked a judge to declare fantasy league sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel illegal gambling.

Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) says he's not looking to ban the leagues -- he says they're games of skill.

“It’s not been viewed as gambling, I think, throughout the country up to this point and I think that it’s fair to look at it as a game of skill and that’s how we’re going to move forward with it,” Morrison says.