Texan Online Gaming
In March 2013, State Senator Leticia Van de Putte proposed legislation that would legalize online poker in the state of Texas should online poker be legalized by the federal government. If federal legislation regarding online poker is not passed, the joint resolution provides for Texas to offer online poker through its state-run lottery system. Texas voters would have to approve the language as an amendment to the state constitution.
A January 2016 statement from Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed the illegality of daily fantasy sports in the state. However, traditional fantasy sports leagues were found acceptable. FanDuel reached a settlement that saw the operator leave the state by 2 May in return for no legal action being taken against the company. DraftKings chose to challenge the Attorney General's findings.
In April 2019, the Texas House of Representatives said it will consider a bill to make fantasy sports betting legal in the state. HB 2303 was reported favorably by the Texas House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures. Pending passage in the Texas House, it will be sent to the Texas Senate for consideration.
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