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Steven Titch: Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports

February 28, 2017

Hathaway and Titch talk about a new bill being proposed by Oregon lawmakers to legalize DFS, discussing the pros and cons of the bill—including proposed government restrictions on the number of entries a consumer can play.

In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Steven Titch, a policy analyst focusing on telecommunications, internet and information technology and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, about daily fantasy sports (DFS), a growing consumer entertainment industry enjoyed by millions of sports fans all over the nation.

Hathaway and Titch talk about a new bill being proposed by Oregon lawmakers to legalize DFS, discussing the pros and cons of the bill—including proposed government restrictions on the number of entries a consumer can play.

Instead of using the government to babysit players in this manner, Titch says businesses should be allowed to set the terms for their own services, allowing consumers to safely have fun playing against other fantasy football fans without using the force of government to make decisions for them.
Author
Jesse Hathaway is the managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute.
jhathaway@heartland.org @JesseinOH