Fantasy Contests

The Gambling Control Unit is responsible for the administering and enforcement of the laws and rules governing Fantasy Contests. This includes licensing and the operation of a fantasy contest operators. Additionally, this Unit shall also assist in the investigations of illegal gambling in Maine.

Statute & Rules

Title 8 Chapter 33

http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/8/title8ch33sec0.html

A person or fantasy contest operator may not offer a fantasy contest in the State without first being licensed by the director, except during such time as the person's or fantasy contest operator's application for a license is pending before the director.

The director may charge a one-time application fee limited to the projected cost of processing the application and performing any background investigations. If the application fee exceeds the actual cost of processing the application and performing background investigations, the excess amount must be applied to the license fee, if the applicant is issued a license, or reimbursed to an applicant not subject to a license fee in accordance with subsection 6 or to an applicant that was not issued a license. The fee is $1,000.00.

The initial and renewal fee for a license for a fantasy contest operator that had gross fantasy contest revenues during the 12 months preceding application equal to or greater than $100,000 is $2,500. A fantasy contest operator that had gross fantasy contest revenues during the 12 months preceding application of less than $100,000 is not required to pay a license fee, but a license is still required. Licenses must be renewed annually.

Submission of a signed application is consent of the applicant to be subject to the laws and rules prescribed by this chapter for the operation of fantasy contests.

Forms

Fantasy Contest Operator Application - MGCB 7000