Jay Correia, The Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s newest Legislative Affairs Committee member, is wasting no time in exposing all of the issues that surround the daily fantasy sports industry.
The newly published title, “Daily Fantasy Sports”, provides behind the scenes insight into FanDuel, DraftKings, and the regulatory hurdles the entire fantasy sports industry now faces. The preface of the book is based on Governor Chris Christie’s now famous quote at the GOP debate last fall where he questioned why the government is talking about fantasy football when facing such challenges like the national debt, high unemployment rates, and terrorism.
The book articulates the skill versus chance argument, pulls back the curtain on legislative affairs, and helps the average person better understand how America’s newly beloved pastime is being questioned by the states.
“FanDuel, DraftKings, and the businesses of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association have helped propel one of America’s most beloved pastimes into a $26 billion dollar industry. The advent of daily fantasy sports has created thousands of jobs, raised millions in tax dollars, and has given consumers endless ways to play fantasy sports. Unfortunately, all that may be coming to an end if the government and special interest groups have their way.“ – Jay Correia (author)
Both the print and electronic version of the book became available on April 23rd, 2016. The website for the book is http://www.bookdfs.com. Mr. Correia is currently scheduling interviews and press opportunities as he continues his involvement with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. The release of the book was first detailed by Legal Sports Report. The fantasy sports industry has been under the legal microscope since late 2015 when New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released an opinion that daily fantasy sports were illegal gambling in the state. Since that time, both FanDuel and DraftKings have suspended operations in the state and have revved up their respective lobbying efforts across the country.