Lawmakers in Illinois have opted to delay publication of legislation regarding the possible legalisation of daily fantasy sports (DFS) in the US state, while Colorado has begun working on a bill to create a regulatory system for such activities.
The Illinois bill is among a number of proposals lawmakers had been working on finalising before a deadline of this Friday, but State Representative Michael Zalewski has requested an extension until April 13.
Meanwhile, a Colorado House Committee this week started work on a bill that could lead to the establishment of a state Office of Fantasy Sports.
Should the bill go through, the new office would charge DFS operators a yet-to-be-determined fee and require them to install a number of safeguards in order to protect players in the state.
DFS brands would also be required to submit to audits and keep player money separate from operational funds.
Colorado-based NFL American football team the Denver Broncos has declared its support for the bill, as have a number of state politicians.
Earlier this week, Alabama became the latest state to declare paid DFS games as illegal.
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