Betr, PrizePicks, and Underdog DFS Apps Officially Leaving Florida Friday

  • PrizePicks, Underdog, and Betr will no longer accept Florida players after Thursday.
  • The daily fantasy sports operators are ceasing Florida operations per the request of the Florida Gaming Control Commission.
  • Ongoing fantasy sports legislature and clarification of fantasy sports law in Florida could result in PrizePicks returning to Florida at a future date.

ORLANDO – Thursday marks the last day that Florida residents can use PrizePicks to bet on player props. PrizePicks, Underdog, and Betr will no longer offer their daily fantasy sports contests in Florida after receiving cease-and-desist letters from the Florida Gaming Control Commission (FGCC).

The FGCC declared that the daily fantasy sports operators are “offering or accepting illegal bets or wagers from Florida residents.” Florida players will now rely on legal betting sites to make their bets on player prop performances in the state.

What Happens With Funds And Unsettled Bets?

PrizePicks sent an email update to their Florida players explaining the important information surrounding the shutdown. This includes what will happen with PrizePicks funds in Florida.

“Your funds are safe. There are no changes to the security of any money that you have stored on PrizePicks,” said PrizePicks in an email update. “You can continue to use your account to access and withdraw your money at any time, including after 2/29.”

Players can still withdraw their funds after March 1, but won’t be allowed to enter any contests. As for ongoing entries like season-long projections, PrizePicks claims they will be paid out as well as any other in-progress entries that settle after 2/29.

PrizePicks Could Return To Florida In The Future

Although there are other ways to bet on sports in Florida following the launch of Hard Rock Bet, many players want to know if PrizePicks is gone for good in the Sunshine State. Active legislature aims to regulate daily fantasy sports betting in the state, as there are fantasy sports betting bills in the Florida house and senate.

Senator Travis Huston introduced Senate Bill 1566, the Fantasy Sports Contest Amusement Act, and matching bill House Bill 7079. Both FL SB 1566 and FL HB 7079 would regulate fantasy sports in Florida if successful, opening the door for PrizePicks and other DFS operators to offer Pick ‘Em style prop games again in Florida.

Advertising Disclosure

In order to provide you with the best independent sports betting news and content may receive a commission from partners when you make a purchase through a link on our site.

News tags: | | | | | | | |