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Fantasy sports industry says bill holds games


Thousands of Connecticut residents who play fantasy sports for money using online companies could be sidelined for the upcoming NFL season if legislation moving through the state General Assembly becomes law, the industry is warning.

The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association also contends the wide-ranging gambling bill, approved in Connecticut's House of Representatives last week and currently awaiting action in the Senate as early as Tuesday, would limit the number of operators when there are actually dozens of games and contests offered by different companies.

"I think there was probably a mindset that this industry is just FanDuel and DraftKings. It's so much bigger than that," said Peter Schoenke, owner of and a board member of the association, which is calling on lawmakers to make changes to the bill.


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