Florida warns three fantasy sports betting apps to shut down

Florida warns three fantasy sports betting apps to shut down

Article brief provided by The Capitolist
  • Brian Burgess , The Capitolist
September 23, 2023 8:38 PM

Florida’s ongoing struggle with the legality of sports betting took an ugly turn this week when the Florida Gaming Control Commission sent cease-and-desist letters to three daily fantasy sports operators, but did not single two of the largest players. The letters, targeted at Underdog Sports, PrizePicks, and celebrity-backed Betr, alleged that these companies may be involved in illegal sports betting activities in the state.

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So far, at least, FanDuel and DraftKings, which also operate real-money fantasy sports apps, have apparently not been targeted by the Florida Gaming Control Commission.

According to the letters first made public by Florida Regulatory Watch, Louis Trombetta, the Executive Director of the Florida Gaming Control Commission, warned the companies about their potentially illegal operations.