2013 Maryland Code
§ 12-114 - Online fantasy competition

MD Crim Law Code § 12-114 (2013) What's This?


(a) In this section, “fantasy competition” includes any online fantasy or simulated game or contest such as fantasy sports, in which:

(1) participants own, manage, or coach imaginary teams;

(2) all prizes and awards offered to winning participants are established and made known to participants in advance of the game or contest;

(3) the winning outcome of the game or contest reflects the relative skill of the participants and is determined by statistics generated by actual individuals (players or teams in the case of a professional sport); and

(4) no winning outcome is based:

(i) solely on the performance of an individual athlete; or

(ii) on the score, point spread, or any performances of any single real-world team or any combination of real-world teams.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other title, the prohibitions against betting, wagering, and gambling do not apply to participation in a fantasy competition.

(c) The Comptroller may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

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