Marin IJ Editorial: Levine stands firm on fantasy sports gaming

Online fantasy sports gambling has become a high-profile, high-stakes business.

Many states are questioning whether these pay-to-play games amount to illegal gambling.

In our state, Assemblyman Marc Levine has led that charge and says the industry should go to the voters and get their approval, as was done by the state to start the lottery, or as Indian tribes did in 2000 to allow casino gambling.

In fact, Levine was the only Assembly member to vote against a bill aimed at regulating online fantasy sports gambling. He did so even after the industry unloaded radio attack ads against him.