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Tennessee begins Fantasy Sports Licensing

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A new law in Tennessee requires fantasy sports operators to obtain a license with the newly-renamed Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming.

The license requirement applies to fantasy sports operators who offer daily and season-long contests, that charge players an entry fee to assemble imaginary teams and subsequently offer prizes as a result of the outcome of those games, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office.

Examples of such fantasy sports include DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo! Sports.

Players are not required to register with the Division of Charitable Solicitations, Fantasy Sports and Gaming. Free games where players do not pay an entry fee to win a prize are also excluded from the law.

"Tennessee is one of the first states to enact legislation specifically addressing fantasy sports contests. We look forward to ensuring operators follow the law to offer a new level of consumer protection for Tennesseans who choose to play these online games,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

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