Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

Ohio to regulate fantasy sports in time for NFL season

The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s new rules for fantasy sports wagering in the state would ban participants from allowing systems to pick their players, a practice known as “auto drafting.”

Rules against individuals randomly selecting players for their rosters would apply only to contests in which participants put money on the line and the operator takes a cut.

The Ohio law defines fantasy contests as a game of skill and not one where outcomes are based on random or historical events, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

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