TechCrunch: Google okays fantasy sports and rummy apps in India in a pilot

TechCrunch: Google okays fantasy sports and rummy apps in India in a pilot. “Google plans to run a pilot to permit daily fantasy sports apps and rummy games on Play Store in India, addressing a request from the local community that has long expressed frustration at the Android-maker for not welcoming services on its store in the world’s second-largest market that it allows in many parts of the world.”

Phys .org: Taxing online sports betting, fantasy sports may help states cover pandemic losses

Phys .org: Taxing online sports betting, fantasy sports may help states cover pandemic losses. “Taxing online fantasy sports and sports betting may help states recoup some of the sales tax revenue lost during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a finance expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.” Sometimes when I’m reading these articles my face freezes like this: 😬

Yahoo Employees Forbidden From Playing Fantasy Sports

Interesting: Yahoo employees have apparently been banned from playing fantasy sports on any site. “As for Yahoo’s new rule, employees company wide, it seems, will no longer be allowed to play fantasy sports on any other fantasy site out there. Previously, the limitation only applied to fantasy sports leagues on Yahoo.” I’ve gotta wonder: is this legal? I mean, I’m sure you could create an employment contract that stated it, but can you retroactively forbid your employees from taking part in legal activities? I honestly don’t know. Not HR certified, not a lawyer…