So far, eight states have banned DFS betting on student sports, either via legislation or regulatory action: Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, and Tennessee.
The National Conference of State Legislatures weighs in: "How Long Before Fantasy Sports Invade Little League?" Read it here.
The focus of the Student Sports Protection Alliance (SPAN) is to protect college, high school, and youth athletes and the integrity of the sports they play. Over the past several months, the explosion of DFS games has raised a series of real concerns generally among many stakeholders: the gaming community; consumer protection advocates; states' Attorneys General, legislators, and regulators; and amateur sports athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators.
Numerous states have opened the door to investigating or regulating DFS, and several bills have been introduced in 2017. As these debates progress, SPAN will work to reach out to state policymakers to educate and urge them to carve college, high school, and youth athletes and student sporting events out of any expanded gaming or DFS rules. SPAN has had success in all eight states in which a student sports carveout was part of a DFS regulatory bill or regulation, and will actively work to amend any DFS legislation enacted or considered that does not contain the carveout.