Ohio to Regulate Fantasy Sports
COLUMBUS (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – With the NFL season right around the corner, it will not just be the players who will have to adjust to a new set of rules. The Ohio Casino Control Commission is close to voting on new regulations that would effect how some play fantasy football in the Buckeye state. One of the newly proposed rules would prohibit players from doing fantasy drafts.
The new rule would only apply in leagues where money is on the line and the operator takes a cut of the total (Fan Dual, Draft Kings, etc.). Office leagues or casual friend leagues would not be held to the rule, even if there was money involved. The Commission says they expect to vote on the final proposal on August 21, just two weeks prior to the start of the NFL season.