The information provided below does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; all information below is for general informational purposes only and may not constitute the most up-to-date data. This page contains links to third-party websites, and such links are only for the convenience of the reader. A particular game’s fantasy contest eligibility is highly fact specific and determined on a jurisdictional basis, notwithstanding the general categories provided. If you have questions as to whether and where your game might be eligible, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Last modified: November 1, 2022


Regulated

Unregulated but Generally Allowed

Not Allowed


Regulated Jurisdictions

Alabama
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
May 31, 2019

Regulated By:

Summary:
  • License Fees: Initial registration fee is $1,000 if the operator has less than $10,000,000 in national gross revenue in the previous twelve months; $85,000 if the operator has more than $10,000,000 in national gross revenue in the previous twelve months
  • Tax Rate: 10.5%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 19
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Arizona
Status:
Regulated

Statute:

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
August 28, 2021

Application:

Arizona requires operators to first complete the Inquiry Letter and then the Fantasy Contest Operator Application


Summary:
  • Licensing Fees: Initial license fee is $2,000 (which lasts two years); Renewal fee is $1,000
  • Tax Rate: 5%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Arkansas
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
August 1, 2017

Application:

Arkansas does not have licensing requirements for fantasy operators.


Summary:
  • Licensing Fees: None
  • Tax Rate: 8%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: No, Arkansas law does not include significant consumer protection provisions, but it does define what constitutes a “paid fantasy sports game” in the state
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Colorado
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
July 1, 2016

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee is $7,500 if there are more than 7,500 users; No registration fee if there 7,500 users or less
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Connecticut
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
May 27, 2021

Application:

Fantasy operators must contract with one of the master license holders. Once a partnership is formed, a license is made available.


Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee is $250,000; Renewal fee is $100,000
  • Tax Rate: 13.75%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes, as long as no Connecticut college program is involved in the contest


Delaware
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
July 26, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Annual licensing fee is $50,000
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes, as long as no Delaware college program is involved in the contest


Indiana
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
July 25, 2016

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial application fee is $50,000 and the division may increase this fee up to $75,000; Renewal fee is $5,000
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: No, Indiana law does not include significant consumer protection provisions, but it does define what constitutes a “paid fantasy sports game” in the state
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Iowa
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
May 13, 2019

Application:

Fantasy operators must request the application from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. 


Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee of $5,000 (which lasts three years); After the initial licensing period, the annual renewal fee is $1,000 for operators with a yearly adjusted gross revenue under $150,000 or $5,000 for operators with a yearly adjusted gross revenue of $150,000 or greater
  • Tax Rate: 6.75%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Kansas
Status:
Regulated

Summary:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Kansas. In 2016, the Kansas legislature excluded fantasy sports leagues from the definition of a “bet”. More recently, Kansas provided the definition of “Fantasy Sports League” in its Gaming Statute. Therefore, although fantasy operators are not subject to compliance with a standalone fantasy contest law in Kansas, they are still subject to light regulation because their fantasy contests must satisfy the state definitions, as interpreted by state regulators.



Louisiana
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
November 15, 2018

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee is $1,000 (which lasts three years); Renewal fee is $5,000 if the three-year average of the operator’s gross fantasy sports contest revenue is less than $100,000 or the operator has no previous revenue; Renewal fee is $15,000 if the three-year average of the operator’s gross fantasy sports contest revenue is $100,000 or more, but less than $300,000; Renewal fee is $40,000 if the three-year average of the operator’s gross fantasy sports contest revenue is more than $300,000
  • Tax Rate: 8%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Maine
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
August 2, 2017

Regulated By:

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Application fee is $1,000; Initial and renewal license fee is $2,500 for an operator that had gross fantasy contest revenues equal to or greater than $100,000 during the 12 months preceding the submission of the application; No license fee is required for an operator that had less than $100,000 in gross fantasy contest revenues during the 12 months preceding the submission of the application, but a license is still required
  • Tax Rate: 10%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Maryland
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
January 4, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: None
  • Tax Rate: 15%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Massachusetts
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
April 27, 2018

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: None
  • Tax Rate: 15%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Michigan
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
May 1, 2018

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee is $10,000; Renewal license fee is $5,000 annually 
  • Tax Rate: 8.4%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


Mississippi
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
March 22, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Application fee is $5,000 (which lasts three years)
  • Tax Rate: 8%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: No, Mississippi law does not include significant consumer protection provisions, but it does define what constitutes a “paid fantasy sports game” in the state
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Missouri
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
May 15, 2016

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Application fee is $10,000 or 10% of the applicant’s net revenue from the previous calendar year (whichever is lower); Annual renewal fee is $5,000 for operators with net revenues of $2,000,000 or more from the previous calendar year; Annual renewal fee is $2,500 for operators with net revenues of less than $2,000,000 but greater than $1,000,000 from the previous calendar year; Annual renewal fee is $1,000 for operators with net revenues equal to or less than $1,000,000 but greater than $250,000; No annual renewal fee for operators with net revenues of $250,000 or less from the previous calendar year 
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: No, Missouri law does not include significant consumer protection provisions, but it does define what constitutes a “paid fantasy sports game” in the state 
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


New Hampshire
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
July 18, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: None
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


New Jersey
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
August 24, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Application fee is $500; Annual permit fee is $5,000 if the operator had fantasy sports gross revenue from the previous year that was between $0 – $49,999; Annual permit fee is $10,000 if the operator had fantasy sports gross revenue from the previous year that was between $50,000 – $99,999; Annual permit fee is $20,000 if the operator had fantasy sports gross revenue from the previous year that was between $100,000 – $250,000; Annual permit fee is $50,000 if the operator had fantasy sports gross revenue from the previous year over $250,000
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes 
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes


New York
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
August 4, 2016

Application:

Application is not yet available.


Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: None
  • Tax Rate: 15.5%, capped at $50,000
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Ohio
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
January 4, 2018

Summary:
  • License Fees: Initial license fee is $30,000 if the operator has at least 15,000 users in the state of Ohio (based on the twelve months prior to the current application for licensure); Initial license fee is $15,000 if the operator has less than 15,000 users, but at least 10,000 users in the state of Ohio (based on the twelve months prior to the current application for licensure); Initial license fee is $9,000 if the operator has less than 10,000 users, but at least 5,000 users in the state of Ohio (based on the twelve months prior to the current application for licensure); Initial license fee is $3,000 if the operator has less than 5,000 users in the state of Ohio (based on the twelve months prior to the current application for licensure)
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Pennsylvania
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
October 26, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Initial license fee is $50,000 (which lasts five years); Renewal fee is $10,000 
  • Tax Rate: 15%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18 unless the individual is participating in a fantasy contest being offered within a PA casino, then they must be at least 21 
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Tennessee
Status:
Regulated

Rules & Regulations:

Date Effective:
July 1, 2016

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Application fee is $300; License fee is $75,000 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $2,000,000; License fee is $50,000 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $1,000,000 but less than $2,000,000; License fee is $22,500 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $500,000 but less than $1,000,000; License fee is $10,000 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $100,000 but less than $500,000; License fee is $5,000 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $50,000 but less than $100,000; License fee is $2,500 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, equal to or greater than $10,000 but less than $50,000; License fee is $1,000 for operators with annual adjusted revenue, multiplied by the resident percentage, less than $10,000 
  • Tax Rate: 6%
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Vermont
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
June 13, 2017

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: Annual registration fee is $5,000
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: No


Virginia
Status:
Regulated

Date Effective:
March 7, 2016

Summary:
  • Licensing Fee: $8,300 
  • Tax Rate: None
  • Consumer Protection Provisions: Yes
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • College Sports Allowed: Yes, as long as no Virginian college program is involved in the contest


Washington D.C.
 
Status:
Regulated

Summary:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Washington DC. Under Washington D.C. law, “fantasy contests” are defined and excluded from the definition of “sports wagering”. Therefore, while fantasy operators are not subject to compliance with a standalone a fantasy contest law in Washington D.C., they are nonetheless still subject to light regulation because fantasy contests offered in Washington D.C. must satisfy the local definition of “fantasy contest”, as interpreted by local regulators.



West Virginia
Status:
Regulated

Summary:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in West Virginia. Under West Virginia law, “daily fantasy sports” are excluded from the definition of “sports wagering”. Therefore, while fantasy operators are not subject to compliance with a standalone fantasy contest law in West Virginia, they are subject to light regulation because their fantasy contests offered in West Virginia must qualify as “fantasy contests” in the view of state regulators. It is worth noting that West Virginia has taken a stance against proposition style, against the house, and essentially any non-traditional fantasy contests in the state. If a regulator determines a contest does not qualify as a fantasy contest, it is likely considered sports wagering.



Wyoming
Status:
Regulated

Summary:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Wyoming. Under Wyoming law, “fantasy sports contests” are defined and excluded from the definition of “sports wagering”. Therefore, while fantasy operators are not subject to compliance with a standalone fantasy contest law in Wyoming, they are subject to light regulation because their fantasy contests offered in Wyoming must satisfy the local definition of “fantasy sports contest” as interpreted by state regulators.



Unregulated but Generally Allowed Jurisdictions

Alaska
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Alaska. In February of 2022, HB 385 was introduced and referred to the Labor and Commerce Committee. If passed, the law enacted by HB 385 would authorize and impose a tax on mobile sports gaming and impose a tax on fantasy sports. Fantasy contests have never been challenged in the state. Alaska does not regulate fantasy operators in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Alaska without regulation.



California
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in California which is the biggest market in daily fantasy sports. California does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in California without regulation.



Florida
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Florida. Florida does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Florida without regulation.



Georgia
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Georgia. Georgia does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Georgia without regulation.



Illinois
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Illinois. In 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court determined in Dew-Becker v. Wu, 2020 IL 124472 (April 16, 2020) that head-to-head fantasy sports is predominately skill-based and is therefore not gambling. Illinois does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Illinois without regulation.



Kentucky
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Kentucky because Kentucky does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state. However, SB 213 was introduced in 2022 and outlines the operation of online and in-person sports wagering, fantasy contests and online poker. Although SB 213 has gained some attention from lawmakers in the state, currently, fantasy operators offer DFS contests in Kentucky without regulation.



Minnesota
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Minnesota. Legislative attempts to legalize DFS in Minnesota have gone nowhere in recent years. While Minnesota does not regulate fantasy operators in the state, fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in the state without regulation.All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Minnesota. Legislative attempts to legalize daily fantasy sports in Minnesota have gone nowhere in recent years. While Minnesota does not regulate fantasy operators in the state, fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in the state without regulation.



Nebraska
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Nebraska. Nebraska does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Nebraska without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Nebraska. Nebraska does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Nebraska without regulation.



New Mexico
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in New Mexico. Additionally, there are no formal regulations for sports gambling or fantasy contests in New Mexico, so operators offer fantasy contests in the state without regulation.



North Carolina
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in North Carolina. While sports wagering is regulated through the tribes gaming compact, North Carolina does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in North Carolina without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in North Carolina. While sports wagering is regulated through the tribes gaming compact, North Carolina does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in North Carolina without regulation.



North Dakota
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in North Dakota. While sports wagering is illegal in North Dakota, the state does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in North Dakota without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in North Dakota. While sports wagering is illegal in North Dakota, the state does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in North Dakota without regulation.



Oklahoma
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Oklahoma. Oklahoma does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Oklahoma without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Oklahoma. Oklahoma does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Oklahoma without regulation.



Oregon
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

DraftKings is the only major online fantasy sports service provider not in Oregon. While Oregon does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, Oregon does provide information regarding its fantasy sports operations in the state’s FAQ. Therefore, operators offer fantasy contests in Oregon without much regulation.



Rhode Island
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Rhode Island. Rhode Island does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Rhode Island without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Rhode Island. Rhode Island does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Rhode Island without regulation.



South Carolina
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in South Carolina. South Carolina does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in South Carolina without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in South Carolina. South Carolina does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in South Carolina without regulation.



South Dakota
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in South Dakota. South Dakota does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in South Dakota without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in South Dakota. South Dakota does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in South Dakota without regulation.



Texas
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Texas. Texas does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Texas without regulation.



Utah
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Utah. Utah does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Utah without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Utah. Utah does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Utah without regulation.



Wisconsin
Status:
Unregulated But Generally Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Wisconsin. Wisconsin does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Wisconsin without regulation. All major online fantasy sports service providers permit participation in Wisconsin. Wisconsin does not formally regulate fantasy contest operations in the state, so fantasy operators offer fantasy contests in Wisconsin without regulation.



Not Allowed Jurisdictions

Hawaii
Status:
Not Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers prohibit participation in Hawaii.



Idaho
Status:
Not Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers prohibit participation in Idaho.



Montana
Status:
Not Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers prohibit participation in Montana.



Nevada
Status:
Not Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers prohibit participation in Nevada.



Washington
Status:
Not Allowed

Other Information:

All major online fantasy sports service providers prohibit participation in Washington.