The Missouri Capitol soon could become the latest battleground in the debate over daily fantasy sports.
Although no formal legislative proposals have been filed, the two big players, FanDuel and DraftKings, have hired a team of lobbyists and could be poised to push forward with business-friendly legislation when the House and Senate return to action Jan. 6.
“We look forward to a constructive engagement with the Legislature,” DraftKings said in a statement. “We recognize our responsibility to the millions of fans who are captivated by the excitement of daily fantasy sports and are eager to work with the legislature to ensure Missourians can continue to play the game they love.”
Potential work on proposed regulations for DraftKings and FanDuel comes as the two companies are wrestling with significant legal issues in other states.