California Sports Betting Bill Dead for Now, 2022 Set As New Target

The curvy path to legalizing sports betting in California comes to an untoward end this week as SCA 6 was squashed in the face of tribal opposition. Now, voters cannot have their say on the matter until 2022. Senator Bill Dodd, who sponsored the bill, said the legislation could not move forward, and the bill …

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US Casinos Consider Contactless Payment Transactions

US land-based casinos may reportedly be removing cash payment options and may implement an alternative digital payment system, like the online gambling market. According to the recent report from the American Gaming Association, the move comes as a pandemic-led response. It seems that casino players were less likely to use bills and cons following the …

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Louisiana Governor Signs Sports Betting Referendum Bill

Gov John Bel Edwards has officially signed the Louisiana sports betting referendum bill, Senate Bill 130, a move that could see legalized betting in the state by 2021. Although the bill does not legalize sports betting immediately, it empowers voters to share opinions on the topic when voting takes place in November. The referendum will …

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Will Draftkings Acquire Bleacher Report?

A recent report, or perhaps rumor, suggested that DraftKings was aiming to buy Bleacher Report (BR), a dwindling media company facing financial challenges. Although the news was immediately dismissed, it is yet to see if the idea was completely improbable? While refuting the veracity of the news, BR parent company, Turner Sports, clarified its position …

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Gamblers Relieved After New Jersey Casino Shutdown Avoided

Gamblers in New Jersey can relax, after a threat to temporarily close Atlantic City’s brick and mortar casinos have passed. Earlier in the year, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement stated that should a budget standoff occur in the state, any land-based and online betting industries would be directly affected. The DGE notified all state …

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Rush Street Gaming Rebrands SugarHouse as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The first casino built in Philadelphia will become the newest member of the Rivers family, following a rebranding effort led by parent company Rush Street Gaming. SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in 2010 to become the City of Brotherly Love’s first casino resort. When the Illinois-based Rush Street Gaming initially received a license to operate …

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Lucky Winner Turns $3 Ticket into Largest Online Lotto Jackpot in Michigan History

The Mega Millions multistate lottery is offered in 44 states, but only five allow players to purchase their tickets online – Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New Hampshire. And after minting two new millionaires since legalizing the iLotto industry in 2014, Michigan just tripled up with its largest online winner to date. David Smith, a 59-year old living in Farmington …

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Update on America’s Shifting iGaming Landscape

The last two weeks have produced several significant developments for America’s online gambling industry. The list of states to legalize sports betting after last year’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court continues to grow, following New Hampshire’s successful passage. But while the Granite State will offer both brick and mortar and online/mobile wagering at …

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Lawmakers in Louisiana Can’t Get DFS / Sports Betting Bill Over the Finish Line

With the clock literally ticking down on the last day of Louisiana’s legislative session, a veteran lawmaker who previously championed legalized sports betting stalled for time to effectively kill a last-ditch bill. State senator Danny Martiny (R-10) – a 26-year veteran of the Louisiana Senate who has served as Majority Leader since 2012 – has …

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Retail Sports Betting Regulations Approved in New York

Six years after voters approved legal sports betting in the Empire State, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has finalized regulations for retail bet shops operated onsite in casinos. The NYSGC vote on June 10th was unanimous, allowing any of the four commercial casinos listed below to apply for a sportsbook operator’s license: Resorts …

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