Maine Becomes 15th State To Legalize Daily Fantasy Sports
With a new law in the books two weeks ago Maine became the 15th state overall to legalize paid-entry fantasy sports this year.
Maine has joined New Hampshire, Vermont, and Delaware in creating new laws since June allowing Mainers to enjoy sites like DraftKings.com and FanDuel.com.
A spokesperson for DraftKings and FanDuel offered this statement after the new Maine law went into effect;
"Maine is now the 15th state to adopt a regulatory framework to protect the right to play fantasy sports, protect consumers and help a booming piece of the tech economy continue to grow. Thanks to action by the legislature — led by Senators Carpenter, Jackson, Katz, and Mason, and Representatives Dillingham, Farrin, Golden and Luchini — up to 200,000 Mainers will continue to enjoy our new national pastime — fantasy sports — under a framework of sensible, light-touch consumer protections."
The law set the minimum age for gambling at 18 years old.