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NBA's Silver Reiterates Call For Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation, Calls It A "Positive"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 27 / 15

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver this morning reiterated his calls for regulation for daily fantasy sites, saying such measures would be "positive for the industry because I think it would give people who play those games that much more confidence.” Appearing on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" to m...

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