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I may be misinterpreting the situation, but it sounds like the SD Gambling Commission needs to adjust their perspective.It appears that this gambling commission sees their charter as being to regulate “gambling” and to not regulate activities that some may classify as not “gambling”. So, insofar as Fantasy Sports and Daily Fantasy Sports are deemed by some to be games of skill and therefore not to be classified as “gambling”, the SD Gambling Commission is concluding that means they do not have the authority to regulate it! Hopefully they will at some point take note that other gambling commissions and attorneys generals sees it as their job to decide if an activity is gambling. If the SD Gambling Commission does not have that authority to make that call , then who in ND does? To throw this question over to the courts, as the commissioners say is what they are doing, is an misguided abdication of responsibility. The courts need g uidance from the legislative branches of government on how or whether to regulate skill-based games like FS and DFS (and what about other skill-based games like i-poker).

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