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Comptroller proposes daily fantasy sports rules as doubts about games' legality persist

Comptroller proposes daily fantasy sports rules as doubts about games' legality persist

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot proposed a series of rules and restrictions Thursday designed to ensure daily fantasy sports are operated fairly in Maryland, even as renewed doubt was cast about the games' legality under state law.

The new regulations — the first in Maryland — include restricting most players' maximum monthly spending to $1,000 and barring sophisticated players from using computer programs that give them an advantage over more casual competitors.

"We want to make sure that everything is on the level here," said Franchot at a media briefing. "I'm happy to join our sister states that have already done that."

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