Additional Information

Additional information about Fantasy Sports regulation/licensing

This Document Provides additional information on jurisidctions where licensing may be possible in the future. For current states where you can play paid entry contests refer to the "Supported Jurisdictions" document

The following states have the easiest/cheapest licensing processes and are slated to be the first US expansions:

  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • Colorado

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • New Hampshire

  • Ohio

The following states have extremely strict licensing and/or high fees:

  • Connecticut

  • Delware

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Michigan

  • Mississippi

  • Missouri

  • New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania

  • Tennessee

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

  • New York

The following states Fantasy Sports are banned and/or state run (presenting more challenge for Phantasia to offer these contests):

  • Arizona

  • Hawaii

  • Idaho

  • Louisiana

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • Washington

The team is also seeking clarity on international laws but there being so many countries each with highly specific laws this will take some time. Early candidates that are being looked into are:

  • Canada

  • Several EU Countries (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden)

  • APAC: (China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Vietnam)

  • Central/South America (Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.)

Each of these countries will need to be thoroughly vetted to make sure that the users in those countries are not at risk as a result of using Phantasia. This process will take time.

We greatly appreciate the feedback and excitement from the community around Paid Contests. We understand the frustration of users who are currently residing in restricted regions, and share in those frustrations. Unfortunately, the team and the community need to acknowledge some realities.

  1. Being decentralized does not mean that a team or community can openly and flagrantly break the law.

  2. While the Phantasia protocol is decentralized and is becoming more so each and every day, the application at and the Phantasia Mobile app still need to abide by regulations globally.

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