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Daily fantasy sports faces major defeat in Minnesota Legislature


A bill formally legalizing daily fantasy sports hit a wall in a Senate committee Thursday.

Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearwater, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, expressed opposition in the Taxes Committee that Skoe chairs, and bill author Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, surrendered and tabled the bill for the year.

A House version sailed through with no opposition and would have ensured that thousands of Minnesotans can continue to test their skill and luck against other players for cash every day at the touch of a cellphone. Minnesotans by the thousands currently play daily fantasy, in which the contestant pays a fee to pick a roster, winning or losing based on the athletes' performance.


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