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Missouri Legislature Finds Comfort From Sports Betting Results in Other States

December 10, 2019 — Like many states before it, Missouri is lining itself up to legalize sports betting for its residents. Over the last several months, the state legislature has been listening to testimony regarding t...

NCLGS to Meet Regarding Tribal Gaming Contract Re-negotiations

December 5, 2019 — Beginning on January 10, 2020 and ending on January 12, the Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in ...

Could UK Based Sports Gambling Behemoth Dominant US Sports Betting Market?

December 3, 2019 — For well over 80 years, behemoth UK bookmaker William Hill has been the dominant land-based and online sports betting provider in Europe. With the US market opening up for for competition from one s...

William Hill US Get Sports Betting Deal in New Hampshire

November 29, 2019 — Some people in the US sports betting industry might feel the New Hampshire state legislature took a bit of a pass regarding the legalization of sports betting for state residents. While sports betti...

Sports Betting in California Gets Unexpected Boost

November 26, 2019 — It's been awhile since there have been any rumblings about sports betting in California. The state has been operating under the assumption that legalizing sports betting for California residents wou...

Colorado Jumps into Sports Betting End of the Pool

November 20, 2019 — It's official. Colorado residents have voted to bring legalized sports gambling to the state. It was really Touch n Go for most of the night the elections were held, but when the polls closed and th...

Colorado Becomes 19th State to Legalize Sports Betting

November 13, 2019 — Legalized sports betting will soon be making its way to Colorado after voters narrowly approved Proposition DD. The measure passed by a mere 2.5%, indicating a split in public opinion. Colorado beco...

Michigan Legislature Passes Sports and Online Gambling Legislation

November 4, 2019 — It's Official. Michigan is on the way to becoming the 16th US state to legalized sports gambling for it's residents. The state could also become the fifth state to legalize online casino and sports ...

Oregon Goes Live With Online and Mobile Gambling

October 18, 2019 — After the Oregon legislature passed legislation that legalized both retail and online sports betting earlier this year, there was a presumption everything would be up and running for sports bettors ...

Legal Sports Betting - Are You Watching Illinois?

October 14, 2019 — In recent articles, the state of Illinois was challenged to move forward and open access to retail and online sports betting for its residents. The challenges came as neighboring Indiana joined 14 o...

The Debut of Online Sports Betting for Indiana

October 11, 2019 — Indiana has become the latest in a long line of US states that have moved to legalize online sports betting. The Hoosier State saw its first sports betting providers go online in October 2019. Sport...

Online Sports Betting Goes Live in Indiana

October 7, 2019 — With a lot of information starting to leak out of the Illinois legislature related to legalized sports gambling and a host of other gambling topics, neighboring Indiana continues its march towards b...

Why California Will Likely Be the Last State to the Sports Betting Party

October 1, 2019 — With almost 40,000,000 residents, California is by far the most heavily populated state in the US. It is likely the most diversified as well. As one state after another moves forward to legalize...

New York's Legislature is Missing the Sports Betting Boat

September 20, 2019 — There's an old adage: "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." Around the middle of last year, Aside from Nevada, New Jersey distinguished itself as the first state to legalize ...

Full Speed Ahead for Sports Gambling in the US

September 16, 2019 — Based on the data from a recent survey commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA), it looks like the future of sports betting in the US has never been brighter. It was only 16 months ...

Churchill Downs Inc. Moves Into Sports Betting Arena

September 13, 2019 — With retail sports betting opportunities opening up all over the US, Churchill Downs Inc. has made the decision to jump in and participate at the highest levels possible. From the company's headquar...

The Stars Group and Fox Team Up in Pennsylvania for Online Gambling

September 11, 2019 — Pennsylvania has wasted no time in moving forward with legalized online gambling. One of the gaming companies working hard to launch their platform is The Stars Group. Through an exciting partnershi...

Two NFL Teams Sign Casino Deals

September 6, 2019 — In 2018 and the early part of 2019, we saw a number of American professional sports teams starting to form partnerships with US gambling interest. This phenomenon comes on the heels of the US Suprem...

DraftKings and FanDuel to Go Head-to-Head in West Virginia

August 30, 2019 — With sports betting set to begin this next weekend in West Virginia, FanDuel, the current leading bookmaker in the US, made its play to offer sports betting services to West Virginia residents. The ...

NJ & PA Sports Gambling Results Confirm Power of Online Gambling

August 27, 2019 — The July online gambling revenue figures are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and the results indicate there are some very clear lessons to be learned by states that are still contemplating the legal...

Oregon - First West Coast State to Offer Legalized Sports Gambling

August 27, 2019 — For more than 50 years, Nevada had been the only American state that could offer legalized sports betting services. That stood until late last year when the US Supreme Court lifted the federal ban o...

Indiana Moves Forward with Sports Betting

August 19, 2019 — Indiana residents will soon have to opportunity to bet on sporting events with online sportsbooks. Lawmakers in the state approved online gambling last May, and the first sports betting sites are ex...

Illinois Sports Betting Still Under Debate

August 14, 2019 — Illinois seemed primed to become the latest US state to approve online sports betting in 2019. The approval of online gambling platforms is only a small part of a massive gambling initiative in Illi...

US Territory Puerto Rico Legalizes Sports Betting

August 3, 2019 — If there is any doubt about the interest Americans have in sports betting, that doubt has been removed. It has been removed by the addition of Puerto Rico to the list of states or jurisdictions that...

Iowa Moves Quickly on Sports Betting Legislation

August 2, 2019 — Across the nation, there appears no slowing of the sports gambling locomotive that's sweeping across the US. With Iowa now set to join the sports betting fray, there will be 15 states that have alre...

It's Official - Sports Betting Approved in New Hampshire

July 18, 2019 — In the US, more states are starting to fall in line with the move to allow its residents to legally wager on sports. The latest state to take the plunge is New Hampshire. It was just announced that ...

Sports Betting Revenues are Beating Expectations

July 15, 2019 — In May 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 was unconstitutional. By doing so, the right to determine the fate of sports gamblers ...

When Will New York Address Online Gambling?

July 9, 2019 — Before the New York state legislature recessed at the end of June for the remainder of the year, legislators were able to pass sports betting legislation that was sent to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuo...

NBA Ban Hurting New Jersey Golden Nugget

July 2, 2019 — When the New Jersey legislature was looking at sports betting legislation last year, they had concerns about allowing a casino to accept sports wagers if casino ownership also had ownership interest...

Alex Meruelo bought the majority share of the Arizona Coyotes

June 30, 2019 — A casino owner has recently made a purchase that gives him the majority share of the Arizona Coyotes. Alex Meruelo bought the majority share of the team for an undisclosed purchase price. That becom...

NY Online Sports Betting Legislation Faces Uphill Battle

June 24, 2019 — Sports gambling is coming to New York. The sports gambling bill is pushing through the New York legislature at a pretty quick pace. With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fully prepared to sign said legisl...

Fantasy Sports and Online Sports Betting Under Fire in Louisiana

June 14, 2019 — Louisiana made headlines early in 2019 by approving fantasy sports betting for a majority of its residents. Now, some lawmakers are backtracking and trying to slow the progression of legal online sp...

Oregon Says Yes to Sports Gambling

June 11, 2019 — By all indications, it looks like Oregon is set to allow its resident to bet on sports by the start of the 2019 NFL season. The legislation has been passed, and the Oregon Lottery commission is read...

Illinois Senate Passes Sports Betting Legislation - On to Governor

June 6, 2019 — After months of hard work and a number of amendments, the Illinois Senate finally came to agreement with the House and passed SB 600 by a vote of 46-10. SB 600 legalizes sports gambling in the state...

Ohio's Painful Approach to Legalizing Sports Gambling

May 29, 2019 — With 11 states already on the books for legalizing sports gambling for its residents, the other 39 states are looking seriously at the results. In Ohio, legislators look ready to move on with legisl...

Tennessee Legalizes Online Sports Betting

May 27, 2019 — The legislature of Tennessee made a decision recently to legalize online sports betting and tax those who operate these gambling sites. While gambling sites can begin to offer their services startin...

Implementation of Mobile Gambling Delayed in Rhode Island

May 23, 2019 — Earlier this year, the Rhode Island legislature passed a bill that would allow the state's residents to bet on sports online or via a a PC or mobile app. While the bill was actually signed into law ...

After 1-Year - Sports Betting Gets Its Due

May 22, 2019 — It was exactly one year ago this week that the US Supreme Court lifted the federal ban against sports betting. With the right to decide the sports betting issue remanded to the state level, a number...

New Hampshire Tackles Sports Gambling with New Senate Bill

May 20, 2019 — The rush of US states to legalize online and offline sports betting continues to gain momentum. New Hampshire legislators are currently set to debate an amended bill that would legalize sports betti...

It's Official - Indiana Governor Sign Sports Gambling Bill

May 14, 2019 — It was a grind, a lot of give and take, but finally, Indiana residents will soon be able to legally wager on sports. On Wednesday, May 8, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1015 into law. Availabil...

Tennessee To Enact Legal Sports Betting

May 7, 2019 — Tennessee has taken a step forward in terms of legal sports wagering as the State Senate has now passed a bill that would legalize sports wagering. The Tennessee House had  previously adopted a le...

Sports Betting and Live Game Broadcasting Coming Soon to America

May 4, 2019 — The American Gaming Association recently released a map that shows how legalized sports betting is spreading throughout America. Remember, it was a little less that a year ago that the US Supreme Co...

Maine Prepares to Legalize Sports Betting

April 30, 2019 — Maine has become the latest US state to take up the issue of legalized online and offline sports betting. The state is looking to resolve some of its financial woes by making sports betting legal fo...

New States to Approve Sports Betting

April 25, 2019 — Towards the end of last year, the fist wave of states decided to take advantage of the US Supreme Court's decision to let state legislators decide on the issue of sports betting for their residents....

Ohio Looking at New Sports Betting Legislation

April 15, 2019 — 888 Sport online sportsbook is getting ready for baseball season with a new promotion. Players that wager on MLB baseball games will be eligible to claim free bets all season long. Wagering on baseb...

Indiana's Gambling Bill Passed The Senate

April 15, 2019 — It's official. Residents living in the state of Indiana will now be able to legally wager on sports through registered sports books and online sites.  With the lifting by the US Supreme Court of...

Las Vegas Continues to Lead March Madness Sports Betting

March 29, 2019 — While many states in the US have undertaken sports betting legalization, Las Vegas is still a major player when it comes to March Madness. Thousands of individuals flock to the Las Vegas sportsbooks...

Online Gambling - Many questions, Few Answers

March 21, 2019 — When the US Supreme Court finally unleashed the sports betting beast in May of 2018, the entire gambling industry began feeling the rumblings. From one state to the next, decisions were being made a...

Montana has considered a new bill with the intention of legalizing sport betting

March 20, 2019 — Legislature in Montana has considered the possibility of implementing a new bill with the intention of legalizing sport betting in the land-based, mobile-based and online-based setting. The bill has...

Showtime to Air Docu-Series on Professional Sports Gambling

March 4, 2019 — For anyone who has ever wondered what it's like to be in the belly of the sports gambling beast, Showtime is prepared to answer all question.  In late March of this year, Showtime will be releas...

Illinois Governor Supports Legalized Sports Gambling

February 26, 2019 — It's no secret that the state of Illinois is dealing with substantial financial deficits. More and more, the nation is seeing state legislators look towards legalized gambling as a possible source o...

Washington State Bill Would Legalize Online Sports Betting

February 15, 2019 — We have witnessed a nationwide push to legalize online gambling on a national scale. Washington state follows several other states that have passed online gambling laws. On a historic level, Washing...

Indiana Set to Consider New Gambling Legislation

February 13, 2019 — Indiana has become the latest state in the US to debate sports betting legislation. State lawmakers will consider a bill that would extend the current gambling operations in the state while also pro...

New Jersey Online Gambling Touted as Huge Success

February 12, 2019 — Any US states that might be considering the legalization of online gambling for its residents won't have to look any further than New Jersey for a model of success.  The numbers from 2018 are ro...

A bill could turn online sports betting into a legal activity in Washington D.C.

February 1, 2019 — Online sports betting could soon become a legal activity in D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill that could turn online sports betting into a legal activity here. However, the legislature still ha...

Arizona and Hawaii Join the Movement to Legalize Online Betting

January 30, 2019 — Arizona and Hawaii have become the latest US jurisdictions to introduce sports betting legislation. Lawmakers in both states filed preliminary plans on January 23, 2019 to set the stage for legislat...

Online Sports Betting is Legal in West Virginia

January 29, 2019 — The good news has created shockwaves of enthusiasm throughout the community. West Virginia has joined the ranks of other states like New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada. Legislature approved gambling ac...

US Poised to Support Federal Bill for Online Casino and Sports Betting

January 11, 2019 — Sports betting in the United States is a multi-billion dollar industry. More than $4.9 billion was bet on sports in Las Vegas in 2017, and that only reflects the money that was wagered legally throu...

Sports Betting Bill Will Bring Online Wagering to DC

January 4, 2019 — The capitol city of the United States is now set to join the states that have legalized online sports betting. Late December 2018 saw the passage of a bill that will allow residents of Washington, D...

States Compete for Sports Betting Pie

January 2, 2019 — For more than two decades, Americans have illegally wagered billions of dollars through offshore accounts on sports events held in the US. In the process, governments across the nation have lost opp...

US Sports Gamblers Respond to New Laws

December 7, 2018 — Since 2006, Seton Hall University (NJ) has published regular surveys related to sports and sports business interests in the US. In it's most recent edition, some very interesting revelations have co...

MLB Signs Deal with MGM Resorts

November 28, 2018 — In the adult gaming industry, everything has a price. Anyone who wants to play can play if they are willing to pay the price.  Ever since the US Supreme Court lifted the nation’s federal ban o...

Sports Betting to Arrive in New York Via Bet365 and Empire Resorts

November 17, 2018 — Two gaming industry giants will be at the forefront when legalized sports betting makes its debut in New York. Bet365 and Empire Sports have joined forces to provide sports betting and online gambli...

Virginia Will Debate Sports Betting in January 2019

November 7, 2018 — Virginia has become the most recent state to take up the discussion of legalized sports betting. A bill to legalize sports betting in Virginia will be debated by the state legislature when it begins...

Congress Hears Testimony About Sports Wagering

October 8, 2018 — The Supreme Court handed sports gamblers the ruling of their dreams in a seven to two decision in May of this year. The highest court in the country ruled that states should be allowed to establish ...

Online Sports Wagering Is About To Come To Michigan

June 16, 2018 — The ruling from the Supreme Court earlier this month that made it possible to legalize sports wagering within any given state is starting to pick up stream in some states. The highest court in the l...

New NJ Sports Betting Bill Includes "Sports Wagering Integrity Fund"

May 31, 2018 — Sports bettors throughout the US received great news this month (May) when the Supreme court ruled against the validity of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (aka PASPA). Now...

People Are Reacting To Sports Betting Decision

May 16, 2018 — The Supreme Court has handed down its ruling that states are to be allowed to make their own laws governing gambling on sports (both professional and college level sports). This is a reversal of a 1...

Supreme Court Set To Make Major Gambling Decision

April 29, 2018 — The Supreme Court of the United States is right on the edge of making a massive decision related to online gambling, particularly gambling on sports. They will determine for the entire nation if spo...

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