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Rhode Island To See Online & Mobile Betting

March 18, 2019 1:46 pm

Rhode Island will see a wider variety of betting opportunities at locations other than the Twin Rivers Casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton. The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed SB 37, a bill which will allow statewide mobile and online betting. This bill comes months after Rhode Island launched their physical sportsbooks in late 2018. The bill is now waiting on the go-ahead from Governor Gina Raimondo, whose proposed 2019 budget included handsome revenues from sports betting in the tens... View Article

New York Madison Square Garden Sports Betting


Fine Tuning New York’s Sports Betting Bill

March 5, 2019 4:25 pm

The desire for sports gambling in New York is no secret and one bill sponsor has aspirations to provide betting kiosks within NY’s iconic venues like Madison Square Garden. A Democratic Assemblyman, Gary Pretlow, is hoping to introduce finalized legislation to the New York assembly which will include provisions to allow in-stadium sports wagering at venues like Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Pretlow will bring forth the bill before April and explained to CBS2’s Ali Bauman, “When people are... View Article

Online Poker Bills In West Virginia and Kentucky


States Pushing Domestic Online Poker Despite DOJ Opinion Reversal

February 26, 2019 4:05 pm

West Virginia and Kentucky are pushing through with online poker expansion in their respective state, despite the recent release of a modified Opinion by the Justice Department. West Virginia’s Lottery Interactive Wagering Act also known as HB 2934 has made sweeping legislative progress. The bill would permit five WV brick and mortar casinos to offer online casino and poker gambling. With the progress, the bill has received in just a week shows a majority of legislators are in full support... View Article


Mobile Sports Gambling Coming To Rhode Island

February 19, 2019 3:14 pm

After legalizing sports gambling for eighteen year olds in Rhode Island, the state is considering mobile expansion. The Rhode Island state Senate permitted a bill which would allow mobile sports gambling in the state, but the state Senate isn’t the only branch attempting RI mobile wagering as the House has their own mobile betting bill currently in reading and awaiting its vote later on in February. These expanded wagering bills come well after Rhode Island legalized state-regulated and licensed sports... View Article

Kentucky Rep. Adam Koenig holds bat


Kentucky Adds More To Its Gambling Expansion Bill

February 13, 2019 3:14 pm

Kentucky has thrown in a bill that could potentially legalize Daily Fantasy Sports, online poker, and sports gambling. Republican state Representative Adam Koenig introduced a bill to the Kentucky state Senate on February 5th, 2019 which would expand the state’s current gambling options from pari-mutuel horse betting and lotteries to include various forms of gambling like online poker gambling, DFS, and sports betting. The bill presented will act as a test to see if the state legislature is even interested... View Article

Arizona Senator Sonny Borrelli


Arizona Hops On The Sports Betting Bandwagon

February 5, 2019 4:18 pm

Arizona is finally through with living in Nevada’s shadow, the state now plans to license sports gambling. Republican Senator Sonny Borrelli introduced Senate Bill 1158 at the Arizona State Capitol which contains provisions to allow sports gambling to be operated by domestic federally-recognized native tribes with tribal gaming compacts. Sports betting would be available in Arizona casinos, bars, private clubs, sports stadiums, horse tracks through special sports gambling kiosks. The bill would allow tribes to offer sports betting not only... View Article

Florida Legislature


Florida Legislators Uncertain Over Future With Tribal Gaming

January 29, 2019 4:34 pm

Florida lawmakers are worried that the monopoly they’ve long empowered the Seminole Tribe with will come back to haunt them. The State of Florida has long entangled with the Seminole Tribe via negotiations. In fact, the State Government would accept $343 million in direct cash flow annually from the Tribe in exchange for suppressing and limiting of other non-tribal gaming activity and promoting specific gaming forms in the Sunshine State. However, this deal is set to expire in May of 2019,... View Article

US Department of Justice Federal Building


The DOJ Reverses Opinion: How It Affects Domestic Gambling

January 23, 2019 5:20 pm

The US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel has recently released a new Opinion which reverses an earlier Formal Opinion Memorandum given in 2011. While DOJ OLC Opinions do not carry the force of law as is, enforcement and implementation plans are already scheduled for April 15th, 90 days after the DOJ released its new Opinion via Memo on January 14th after its Criminal Division asked the Department to reconsider their 2011 Opinion on the Federal Wire Act. The... View Article

Connecticut Considering Sports Betting


Connecticut To See Sports Gambling In 2019

January 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Connecticut has sprung from its winter hibernation ready to take on sports betting. Connecticut is known for its tribal-run casinos but how will the relationship between tribal gambling entertainment, state licensors and regulators, and online gaming providers be affected by introduced sports gambling bills. We explain, but first, one must understand that Connecticut has long been in the background for passing sports gambling legislation. While 2018 did not see the legalization of domestic sports betting in the state, 2019 shows a... View Article

Yellow Brick Road Casino in New York


New York To See Sports Gambling Soon

January 8, 2019 3:20 pm

Tribes In New York, like the Oneida Indian Nation, are partnering with Caesars Entertainment to offer sports betting. The state has legalized sports gambling offers since 2013 via voter referendum – a whole five years before the Supreme Court’s removal of PASPA. This allowance was a preemptive move by New York in hopes of a future without PASPA’s federal prohibitive ban. Since PASPA’s removal as a US gambling law in May of 2018, numerous states have jumped on the “legalize... View Article