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Fantasy sports betting measures advance in Md.

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Posted at 7:47 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 07:47:20-04
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland voters would decide whether to allow daily fantasy sports betting, under a bill moving forward in the legislature.
 
The Senate gave preliminary approval to two measures Tuesday. One would put the matter on the November ballot. The second would put into law an attorney general's opinion that such betting is illegal, unless voters approve.
 
States have been grappling with fast-growing fantasy sports betting. It allows people to deposit money in accounts and create fantasy rosters by selecting real players. They then compete to win money against other contestants based on their players' performances.
 
The issue has been complicated in Maryland, because lawmakers legalized fantasy betting in 2012.