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Iowa Legitimizes Sports Gambling Via Law

May 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Iowa’s Governor has provided the state’s residents with expanded gambling via a recently signed sports gambling bill. Governor Kim Reynolds has signed Iowa’s Senate File 617, a sports gambling and daily fantasy sports bill into law. With the passage of this legislation, Iowa is now the 3rd US state in 2019 to legalize domestic betting following Montana and Indiana. IA will be offering sports betting by the beginning of 2021. The bill which was signed by Governor Reynolds received bipartisan... View Article

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Tennessee Sports Betting Law To Come July

May 17, 2019 4:46 pm

July 1st will see an explosion of change to the Volunteer state in the form of legal state-licensed online wagering. The Governor of Tennessee has decided after looking over the sports gambling bill presented to him that he would allow the bill to become law, without his signature. Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee is opposed to gambling but has decided to gift TN with a potential remedy to its financial woes. The bill-set-to-become-law will be effective on July 1st, 2019.... View Article

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Montana To Offer Modern Sports Betting Options

May 6, 2019 4:52 pm

The Big Sky Country has recently turned a domestic sports betting bill into law after Governor Steve Bullock signed one of two wagering bills on his desk. Several US states have tried to pass domestic sports gambling expansion bills in 2019 including Tennessee, Indiana, and Iowa. However, Montana successfully turned their pending bill into law in May of 2019, one year after PASPA’s formal removal by the Supreme Court of the United States. MT Gov. Bullock signed HB 725 into... View Article

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2019 Tribal Influence on Domestic Gambling

April 29, 2019 1:57 pm

In the US, tribes can have a large say in the kinds of gaming operations are authorized and held within a state. Several US states have legalized expanded forms of gambling with little to no worry about tribal influence in their politics. However, trying to pass expanded gaming legislation in states with numerous native reservations and most of the domestic gaming operated by these tribes becomes difficult and drawn out. Oftentimes, tribes try to make sure any new gambling laws... View Article

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New Wire Act Opinion Might Cause Clash with Lotteries

April 12, 2019 2:15 pm

The new DOJ Opinion on the Federal Wire Act has caused a stir in the domestic gaming industry. New Hampshire challenged the Justice Department’s new opinion memo on the Wire Act citing its disruptive nature to their lottery vendors, multi-state associated lotteries, and their recently legalized online lottery operations. Other states attempted to enter the lawsuit as friends of the court. Pennsylvania was recently rejected from becoming a co-plaintiff in the case but was allowed to submit evidence and oral... View Article

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West Virginia Moves On Online Casinos & Poker Without Governor

April 2, 2019 2:55 pm

Much like the process of sports gambling legalization in West Virginia, Jim Justice refused to take a stand lapsing the bills into law West Virginia Governor Jim Justice did not sign or veto legislation on his desk which allowed the legalization of online casino gambling and poker in the state as of March 28. West Virginia is now the 4th state to legalize and regulate interactive wagering for casinos and 5th for online poker. The law will take effect on... View Article

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Virginia Passes Bill Allowing Gambling Expansion

March 26, 2019 2:41 pm

Virginia’s new bill signed into law will permit expanded casino gambling, online gaming, and sports betting. One gambling expansion bill has swept through the Senate and House and to the Governor’s desk, SB 1126. The lawmakers and people in the Commonwealth are excited to see new gaming services and options. It is likely that Virginia expedited the passing of this bill because neighboring state West Virginia now offers sports gambling. Pre-filed by Senator Louise Lucas, SB 1126 swiftly cleared its... View Article

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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

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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