About The FSGA
The Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association is recognized as an exempt 501(c)(6) organization by the IRS.
To support fantasy sports, sports gaming, and new forms of fan engagement.
Connecting fans to the sports they love.
- Pro-business: the support of an environment that is good for business development
- Embrace Innovation: to welcome new and novel ideas
- Future-focused: to set long-range goals that fuel today’s decisions and actions
- Support Legal Game Play: the encouragement of lawful participation in sports gaming
- Consumer Protection: dedicated to protection of our customers
Our Legislative Agenda
As of June 19, 2019
The FSGA advocates for fantasy sports legislation that adheres to three core principles:
- Fantasy sports is a game of skill and should not be legally classified as gambling.
- Laws that include robust consumer protection measures but should be consistent with other state laws and not unnecessarily burdensome on operators.
- Fee structures (licensing, renewals, taxes) should be affordable for operators of all sizes.
With the addition of other forms of sports gaming being added to our organization’s core focus in 2019, the FSGA is committed to advocating for sports wagering legislation that allows for an open, competitive, mobile, and robust marketplace to be created. FSGA advocates for sports wagering legislation that adheres to these four core principles:
- Mobile wagering, with no unnecessary hurdles such as in person registration to establish an account, is an essential part of any regulatory framework.
- An open and competitive market with multiple entrants is the only way to create a robust marketplace.
- Taxes and fees must be reasonable to allow for operators to compete with and ultimately discourage and disband the illegal offshore websites market (that are not subject to the same taxes, fees, and regulations as U.S regulated operators).
- No unnecessary restrictions on the types of wagers that can be offered by operators.