Today, we’re kicking off 4th of July week with a bang (pun intended). For all of you players in Virginia that were waiting on us to potentially get back into your state, we’re happy to give you good news today.
The FFPC has received a temporary permit from the State of Virginia fantasy game operator licensing office to begin operation as of today, July 1, while our license is being processed. This means that players physically located in Virginia will now be able to deposit funds, register for leagues, draft your teams, manage your lineups and enjoy fantasy football once again with the FFPC.
Thanks to the lobbying efforts of the FFPC, SBFSTA and FSGA, the state has lowered its onerous fees and taxes to a level that we can afford. For all of you players that went to bat for us to your congressperson and governor, we are very thankful!
While we’re very pleased to see this, it was the end result of a ton of hard work and far from easy to accomplish. In fact, there is plenty more work to do in order to educate legislators on the differences between fantasy football and gaming in their eyes, in order to keep fees reasonable for small businesses like us.
That said, we are still working diligently on getting back into many other states (like Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Vermont) that we have not been able to operate in. We expect good things in those states going forward, so we hope you do, too!
If you have any questions about Virginia or any other developments, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s your guide to the leagues you can jump into now, all of you Cavaliers reading this!
In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2019 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:
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