RI lottery considers potential future role in fantasy sports

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Bear Duker, a marketing manager for strategic partnerships at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works at his computer in Boston. The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin. And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — The state’s lottery division has asked its gaming vendor how it could run daily fantasy sports betting or work with sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings in case the current system is deemed illegal.

Gerald Aubin, the division’s director, said Thursday he’s considering options and watching other states working to regulate or ban the sites.

New York’s attorney general has said the betting sites are illegal gambling operations in his state.

RI Attorney General, Peter Kilmartin, is now conducting a review, his office confirmed to Eyewitness News.

Aubin says he doesn’t know how many Rhode Island residents bet on daily fantasy sports because it’s unregulated. He’s researching the legalities of the present system.

He says he’s looking to see if there’s a way for the lottery to become involved, if needed, and collect revenue.

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