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For Immediate Release: August 3, 2016

A Statement from Assemblyman Dean Murray (R,C,I- East Patchogue)

“I would like to thank Governor Cuomo for signing the bill into law that will legalize and regulate fantasy sports in New York. I am thrilled that the thousands of New York fantasy sports fans, including myself, will once again be able to enjoy the thrill and excitement of participating in daily fantasy contests.

“I applaud my colleagues, NYS Assemblyman Gary Pretlow and NYS Senator John Bonacic for their leadership and efforts in working to craft legislation that provides the proper oversight to ensure the games are fair and safe. This legislation will also provide millions of dollars in revenue that will go toward funding education, without further burdening the taxpayers.  I would also like to express my appreciation to NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and NYS Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan for their efforts and leadership on this issue.”