Washington lawmakers may legalize fantasy football gambling

Washington lawmakers may legalize fantasy football gambling

(AP) — Washington lawmakers may legalize gambling on fantasy football by classifying fantasy sports as games of skill.

The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on the legislation today — also known as Blue Friday for Seahawks fans.

Gambling on real football games is illegal in Washington.

In fantasy sports, players pretend they are team owners and compete based on the statistics generated by real players.