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 April 13, 2021
The FSGA is committed to advocating for fantasy sports and sports wagering legislation that allows for a competitive, mobile, and legal marketplace.
The FSGA advocates for fantasy sports legislation that adheres to 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.
The FSGA advocates for sports wagering legislation that adheres to these core principles:
- Mobile – Registration and wagering with no unnecessary hurdles such as in-person registration to establish an account.
- Open and competitive marketplace – Multiple entrants is the only way to create a robust marketplace; limited licenses hinder innovation and capital allocation.
- Game and market integrity – Progressive integrity directives are essential to migrating bettors to the regulated marketplace that assist industry stakeholders in efficiently resolving customer disputes in addition to identifying and investigating suspicious activity.
- Reasonable taxes and fees – These must be reasonable to allow for operators to compete, enter the market 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).
You can view our upcoming strategic framework here.