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SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) advanced legislation to establish consumer protections for Californians who play Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). AB 1437, which seeks to create a regulatory and licensing framework for DFS websites (i.e. FanDuel, Yahoo, and DraftKings), passed the Assembly Floor on a 68-1 vote.
“The support of the Assembly today sends a strong signal that protections for consumers and children online are a top priority,” said Gray. “We have a responsibility to put safeguards in place to ensure a fair and level playing field.”
Adam Gray called them "sharks in the water" – the professional gamblers trolling the ocean of internet sports fantasy betting, looking for easy pickings. That makes many of the folks who play for fun "chum."
SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee, advanced legislation to establish consumer protections for Californians who play Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). AB 1437, which seeks to create a regulatory and licensing framework for DFS websites (i.e. Fan Duel, Yahoo, and Draft Kings), passed the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee on an 18-1 vote.
“The near unanimous support of the committee today sends a strong signal that protections for consumers and children online are a top priority,” said Gray. “We have a responsibility to put safeguards in place to ensure a fair and level playing field.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee, held an informational hearing on the Daily Fantasy Sports industry. The hearing, “Overview of the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry – The Legality, Regulatory Oversight and Consumer Protections,” informed the Legislature and the public on the inner workings of this unregulated and lucrative industry. “In California, we have an opportunity to lead the way and to set the tone for how to balance consumer protections with consumer demand,” said Chairman Gray. “Daily Fantasy Sports betting is happening in California, whether we like it or not. This is an unregulated, billion dollar industry that should be subject to similar regulations faced by other gaming activities so as to ensure a safe environment for gambling.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
Assemblymember Adam C. Gray, Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, will hold an Informational Hearing on Wednesday, December 16, to further inform the Legislature and the public on the inner workings of the daily fantasy sports industry.
“Recent events reported by the New York Times have highlighted the need to provide consumer protection to consumers who wager on daily fantasy sports websites, i.e. FanDuel, Draft Kings and Yahoo,” says Chairman Gray. “Daily Fantasy Sports betting is happening in California, whether we like it or not. This is an unregulated industry, whose revenue is in the billions of dollars. The December 16 hearing will provide the Legislature the necessary information to move forward with efficient and well thought legislation that will protect consumers who use daily fantasy sports websites in California.”
What: Informational Hearing regarding the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry
A Sacramento-based group awarded Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, the Civil Justice Leadership Award on Wednesday for legislation he has pushed related to predatory lawsuits regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, an issue brought to light by a Merced Sun-Star and Modesto Bee special report last year.
Civil Justice Association of California, which works in the court system to reduce unwarranted and excessive litigation, praised Gray. The group works with many politicians in Sacramento and President Kim Stone called Gray "one of the good ones."
California State Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) has been named as the 2015 Legislator of the Year by the Military Officers Association of America's California Council of Chapters (Cal- MOAA).
The Cal-MOAA Legislator of the Year Award is given to a California Senator or Assemblyman who has, in the previous year, worked to improve the lives of California's 1.9 million military retirees and veterans, as well as their dependants.
Assemblyman Gray is the first recipient of Cal-MOAA's newly implemented Legislator of the Year award.
(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization, was a guest recently on KCRW’s Which Way LA program to discuss his committee’s upcoming hearing on possible regulation of daily fantasy sports (DFS). Assemblymember Gray has authored legislation – the Internet Fantasy Sports Games Consumer Protections Act – that will serve as the vehicle for regulating the industry. Hear the entire segment here:
(The entire segment is 11:58, Asm Gray joins the conversation at the 3:30 mark.)
The fantasy sports industry thrives by crafting a make-believe world. It would have you believe that its fantasy sports competitions are games of skill, rather than gambling.
That would be a joke if Congress hadn't granted the money machine that status in 2006 when it created the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Three years later, websites such as FanDuel and DraftKings started raking in millions of dollars a day from users. Both are now valued at more than $1 billion (and their customers at correspondingly less).
SACRAMENTO– On June 24th, Governor Brown signed into law a one-time Statewide Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program. Assemblymember Gray is pleased to announce that the program became available on October 1st and will allow qualifying individuals to have older traffic ticket fines lowered or to get a driver’s license restored.