Politician says legalizing daily fantasy gambling about small business

Supporters of legislation that would legalize daily fantasy sports sites like FanDuel.com and DraftKings.com claim the proposed bill would also help small business in Illinois.

State Representative Mike Zalewski says there is a burgeoning fantasy sports statistics industry in Illinois and this legislation would give them certainty.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued an opinion last year that said the games offered by daily fantasy sports sites like Fanduel and Draftkings are a form of gambling and therefore illegal.

Anita Bedell with the gambling addiction group Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems says this bill is more about billion-dollar gambling sites than small businesses.