New Wire Act Opinion Might Cause Clash with Lotteries

NH Powerball Mega Millions

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 …

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West Virginia Moves On Online Casinos & Poker Without Governor

Casino Gambling Mardi Gras

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 …

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Virginia Passes Bill Allowing Gambling Expansion

Virginia State Symbol

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 …

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Rhode Island To See Online & Mobile Betting

Twin River Casino

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. …

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States Pushing Domestic Online Poker Despite DOJ Opinion Reversal

Online Poker Bills In West Virginia and Kentucky

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 …

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Kentucky Adds More To Its Gambling Expansion Bill

Kentucky Rep. Adam Koenig holds bat

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 …

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States Want Expanded Gambling Forms in 2019

2019 Legislative Session

With the 2018 US state legislative sessions ending around the nation, gambling bills are being pushed to next year’s session. Gambling is expected to be one of the most discussed legislative topics in the 2019 state legislative sessions. Numerous states have passed and legalized expanded gambling forms during the 2018 session, some of whom have …

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Worldpay and Paysafe Partner To Serve US Sports Betting and iGaming Industry

Worldpay and PaySafe

As the United States expands its domestic sports gambling and online gambling options, operators and players are finding out the limited transaction options available. After the removal of PASPA by the Supreme Court, states in the US began looking to legally license brick and mortar sports betting and online sports gambling operations. Soon after SCOTUS’s …

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TenCent To Establish Registration Database with Facial Recognition

Honour of Kings Chinese TenCent Video Game

To protect minors, this company has experimented with facial recognition and real name databases which cross-reference Chinese police databases. TenCent Holdings, one of the largest technology firms in China, is attempting to appease Chinese regulators and the media by implementing safeguards to reduce exposure to its games from minors. The media has often complained about …

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