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West Virginia Rules DFS Game of Ability; No it’s Perhaps Not, Says Delaware

West Virginia Rules DFS Game of Ability; No it’s Perhaps Not, Says Delaware

Delaware AG Matthew Denn’s opinion it is DFS is really a not a game of ability. At the very least, it’s not the means we play it!

Western Virginia and Delaware are two states that don’t have any plans to legalize daily dream sports in the near future, and for two completely different reasons. Two attorneys basic, 400 miles apart, have demonstrated two completely different opinions on the legality associated with contests over the past day or two.

On Monday, West Virginia’s AG ruled that there was you don’t need to legalize DFS since it was prominently a casino game of skill and therefore perfectly legal under West Virginia law.

‘We read state legislation to prohibit just betting upon games decided at minimum predominantly by chance,’ penned Morrisey in his opinion. But DFS, he said ‘are determined predominantly by skill, knowledge, and athletic performance.’

Whether West Virginia will now move to regulate and tax the DFS industry, as its neighbor Virginia became the initial US state to complete at the start of the year, is needless to say a matter for the legislature.

Delaware Pulls the Plug

In stark contrast, Delaware pulled the plug on DFS last week, with its AG, Matthew Denn, ruling, perhaps more controversially, that the contests had been virtually games of chance.

‘Relying regarding the Delaware Constitution, as well as State and Federal case law, DOJ attorneys determined that online fantasy con Continue reading “West Virginia Rules DFS Game of Ability; No it’s Perhaps Not, Says Delaware”