Hawaii considers DFS legalisation

Hawaii considers DFS legalisation

Hawaii is the latest state to consider the legalisation of daily fantasy sports (aka DFS).

Renowned for its strict gambling laws, the Aloha State is currently weighing up bills relating both to DFS and lottery games.

As igamingbusiness.com pointed out, Hawaii is but one of two states that currently doesn’t offer any form of legalised gambling.

All of this could change, however, what with state legislators having put forward a bill in both the House and Senate that would legalise online DFS betting.

A report from the Associated Press explained that the new bill would require DFS firms to register with the state and be subject to yearly independent audits.

DFS firms would also be off-limits to minors. Furthermore, each site would be required to pay an annual registration fee of $25,000.

“We’re all realists here,” said Democrat Representative John Mizuno. “People gamble everywhere. So if we can regulate it properly and benefit from it – get some of the proceeds to help our most needy – then, at the end of the day, it’s a win-win.”

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