AUSTIN (AP) – Texas’ attorney general’s office has answered a lawsuit filed by DraftKings, arguing that the online daily fantasy sports site is improperly challenging its authority on the issue.READ MORE: Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that his office has asked for the dismissal of a suit DraftKings recently filed in Dallas County. Barring that, Paxton’s office wants the case moved to Travis County, which includes Austin.
In January, Paxton issued a non-binding opinion that paid online daily fantasy sports contests violate Texas law.READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
The daily fantasy sports site FanDuel reached a settlement requiring it to stop accepting paid entries for cash prizes in Texas beginning Monday.
But DraftKings instead asked a Dallas County court for a declaratory judgment “clarifying its legal situation” in Texas. That prompted the response from Paxton’s office.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
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