Fantasy sports contests take step toward being declared legal in Florida

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Despite concerns raised by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, a Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would make clear fantasy sports contests are not a type of illegal gambling. Lawmakers in recent years have repeatedly considered such bills after questions were raised in Florida and other states about the legality of online fantasy-sports games. In fantasy sports, participants typically select teams of actual athletes, with the teams winning or losing based on the athletes' statistical...

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