Massachusetts Attorney General Just Filed a Proposal to Make FantasyFootball 21+
(Wall Street Journal)The Massachusetts attorney general wants to ban anyone younger than 21 from playing daily fantasy sports and impose a host of regulations on the industry. The announcement, made Thursday by state Attorney General Maura Healey, stopped short of declaring the games illegal. Massachusetts will not follow the lead of New York Attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who this week declared daily fantasy “plainly illegal” and filed suit to shut providers down in the state. “These regulations are a first of their kind for the daily fantasy sports industry and they focus on protecting minors, ensuring truthful advertising, bringing more transparency to the industry and leveling the playing field for all consumers,” Ms. Healey said.
Here we have the dumbest news of the last 6 months, the Massachusetts Attorney General proposed to make daily fantasy sports have a 21+ regulation. All personal feelings aside (this news is just crippling to my mild draftkings addiction) this proposal is ridiculous. Here's a little rundown of what life will be like if this proposal gets approved. If you are an 18 year old chap you can legally go to the store to buy some cigarettes and any Massachusetts lottery tickets, but when you get home if you want to enter a lineup with a combination of your favorite players well... You can go pound sand. The part that irks me the most is them saying they are "protecting minors". You cannot look me in the face and tell me a 20 year old human being is a minor, that's just a preposterous statement. I am a firm believer that almost everything that has an age at which it becomes legal, that age should be 18. Because when you turn 18 if you wanna go risk your life to protect our countries and no one is stopping you. But, if you want to risk three dollars and yell at the TV screen whenever Tyler Eifert drops a pass that would put you in the money, sorry that's a no go pal. Maybe we will get lucky to be 21 by the time this proposal gets approved because that would stop me from having gray hairs and not being able to cheer for Odell Beckham.