The fantasy sports industry is rapidly evolving. In response, numerous states have recently enacted laws and regulations that clarify the legal status of fantasy sports contests and implement various consumer protection requirements on contest operators. This chart is designed to track these laws and many of their requirements.

1 Massachusetts law contains exemption for season-long contest operators.

2 Colorado law contains certain exemptions for small businesses.

Disclaimer: This chart is for general informational purposes only. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of the rules and requirements imposed on contest operators, and the best source for those requirements are the laws themselves. Moreover, the information in this chart should not be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. It is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

Last Modified: June 22, 2017