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SENATOR EYES 15 PERCENT TAX AS PART OF FANTASY SPORTS REGULATION [+AUDIO]

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 14, 2018.....If regulated correctly, the daily fantasy sports world could be a boon to the state's coffers, an opportunity for economic development and job growth, and an ongoing hobby for the thousands of Bay Staters who already play the games, Sen. Eileen Donoghue said Wednesday.

Co-Chair Rep. Joseph Wagner (center) and other members of the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee are considering a Sen. Eileen Donoghue daily fantasy sports bill. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests are legal in Massachusetts but only under a temporary authorization that is set to expire in July. Donoghue presented the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies with her proposal to legalize, regulate and tax the growing DFS industry in Massachusetts.


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