Daily Fantasy Sports on Mock Trial

Posted: June 16, 2016 in News

At the 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, Dr. Derevensky participated in a “Mock” trial concerning whether daily fantasy sports (DFS) sites should be regulated under existing gaming laws.  Michigan gaming attorney Robert Stocker presented information that the answer to this question is “yes” while Jennifer Roberts, an adjunct professor at UNLV was assigned the task of arguing that existing laws should not be applied to DFS.  Dr. Derevensky  provided testimony surrounding the needs to safeguard the public and particularly youth while Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, indicated that his organization has created guidelines to minimize the risks associated with DFS.

The complete article in the Las Vegas Sun can be found here:

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/jun/10/social-harms-daily-fantasy-sports-mock-trial/

 

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