Gaming industry insiders on Thursday’s iGaming Business virtual panel offered their expertise on the chances of a wide variety of states either legalizing sports betting this year or adding mobile sports betting to their offerings.
And as has been the case of late, the eyes of the panel were on Texas — traditionally a state very resistant to any form of gambling.
Stacie Stern, FanDuel‘s government affairs director, said she previously has gotten “oh so close” to passage of daily fantasy sports legalization in the Lone Star State.
“I’m pretty optimistic,” Stern said. “I’ve seen a changing attitude on the ground among House and Senate members there, just with fantasy sports in general. And sports betting is in the same vein.”