Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license. Legalizing fantasy sports betting is now an issue in the California Legislature.
Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license. Legalizing fantasy sports betting is now an issue in the California Legislature. John Locher Associated Press file
Jason Robins, center, CEO of DraftKings website, speaks on a panel at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have ordered daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to shut down, saying they can’t operate in the state without a gambling license. Legalizing fantasy sports betting is now an issue in the California Legislature. John Locher Associated Press file
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Dan Walters: AG Harris ducks big betting bill

January 28, 2016 04:00 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.