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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade

Chapter 116 : FANTASY SPORTS CONTESTS

(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 4187)
  • § 4187. Fair and truthful advertising

    (a) A fantasy sports operator shall not depict in an advertisement to consumers in this State:

    (1) minors, other than professional athletes who may be minors;

    (2) students;

    (3) schools or colleges; or

    (4) school or college settings, provided that incidental depiction of nonfeatured minors does not violate this section.

    (b) A fantasy sports operator shall not state or imply in an advertisement to consumers in this State endorsement by:

    (1) minors, other than professional athletes who may be minors;

    (2) collegiate athletes;

    (3) colleges; or

    (4) college athletic associations.

    (c)(1) A fantasy sports operator shall include in an advertisement to consumers in this State information concerning assistance available to problem gamblers, or shall direct consumers to a reputable source of that information.

    (2) If an advertisement is of insufficient size or duration to provide the information required in subdivision (1) of this subsection, the advertisement shall refer to a website or application that does prominently include such information.

    (d) A fantasy sports operator shall only make representations concerning winnings that are accurate, not misleading, and capable of substantiation at the time of the representation. For purposes of this subsection, an advertisement is misleading if it makes representations about average winnings without equally prominently representing the average net winnings of all players. (Added 2017, No. 70, § 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.)