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State Legislatures See Flurry Of Daily Fantasy Sports Bills

BOSTON (AP) — The daily fantasy sports debate has spilled over to state capitols nationwide, with nearly 30 legislatures considering proposals this year.

At least half the bills represent variations of an industry-backed proposal, according to an Associated Press review.

Many would require players be at least 18 years old, though bills in California and Maryland propose a minimum age of 21. Most states are considering imposing licensing and registration fees.

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Proposals in California and New York would additionally tax contest revenues. Jeremy Kudon, an industry lobbyist, says he's optimistic up to eight states will pass legislation favorable to the industry.