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Reporter: Craig Boswell

Craig Boswell currently covers legislation and US Gulf Coast gaming news. He joined News in 2023.

Craig brings more than 25 years of Journalistic experience to the organization including more than a decade as a National News Correspondent for a trio of networks. Based out of Washington, DC he has covered the White House, Congress and breaking news around the world.
Craig describes his work as “a front seat to life” and expects that philosophy to continue as the gaming industry grows and evolves.

Craig grew up in the South and admits he can still occasionally put 14 syllables in a word, fortunately that is only when speaking and not when he is writing.

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50 stories by Craig Boswell

New York State Senator Plans iGaming Expansion in 2024 Legislative Session

The possibility of iGaming expansion is back in New York. This time, the lawmaker behind the push has learned from experience. Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Queens) said he plans to introduce an iGaming expansion bill in December for the upcoming legislative session...

Craig Boswell November 6, 2023

American Gaming Association Celebrates 10 Years of Online Casino Gaming in the US

The American Gaming Association is marking a milestone. This month marks 10 years since the launch of online casino gaming in the US. And there's something else to celebrate; iGaming is on an upward trajectory. iGaming operators have generated $16.3 billion in...

Craig Boswell November 6, 2023

Curacao iGaming Portal Begins Accepting License Registrations

Curacao has taken another major step in a regulatory overhaul of its online gaming industry. On November 1, 2023, the tiny Caribbean Island nation began accepting account registrations for applicants and sub-license holders. The online portal for applications opened in September, but...

Craig Boswell November 3, 2023
Queen Baton Rouge Louisiana gaming revenue

Louisiana Sportsbooks Have a Record Month

Sports betting in Louisiana sizzled in September as sportsbooks set a record for revenue and tax revenue from sports wagering in the Pelican State. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board reports sportsbooks brought in about $41.8 million in combined mobile apps and brick-and-mortar...

Craig Boswell October 31, 2023
Medinah Temple

Bally’s Chicago Granted Casino License, Clock Ticking on Temp Operation

State gambling regulators have approved a full license for Bally’s to take bets in Chicago. The Illinois Gaming Board unanimously voted to grant Bally’s license at the soon-to-be-constructed megadevelopment in River West. The license approval starts the clock on the $1.7 billion...

Craig Boswell October 31, 2023
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Mobile Devices Increase Sports Betting Handle in Kentucky Weeks after Launch

Nearly $250 million has been wagered in Kentucky since sports betting launched a little more than 10 weeks ago. That’s according to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D). Legalized sports betting began September 7 in the Bluegrass State. The bulk of the sports...

Craig Boswell October 25, 2023

Maryland Adds 13th Retail Sportsbook, Lawmaker Criticizes Coverage

Maryland has added a 13th retail sportsbook and a 14th is awaiting approval. It comes as sports betting is expected to increase in the fall. But the additions also follow criticism from a Maryland state lawmaker of how the sports betting law is being...

Craig Boswell October 9, 2023
Taj Mahal in India

India Government Clears Way for New iGaming Tax

A new 28% tax on India’s iGaming industry is scheduled to start on October 1. The new tax has been met with sharp responses since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council announced the move last July. More than 100 gaming companies...

Craig Boswell September 26, 2023
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Iowa Sports Betting Case Sees Guilty Pleas Before Rivalry Football Matchup

Iowa and Iowa state take the field Saturday in the annual battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy. This time around, guilty pleas from several current and former Iowa and Iowa State Athletes in a state betting probe will hang over the highly anticipated...

Craig Boswell September 8, 2023
New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Trevor Penning takes the field

Virginia Sportsbooks Ready for NFL Regular Season Kickoff

Determining if Virginia sportsbooks had a down or up July depends on your perspective. One way of looking at the numbers, as reported by the Virginia Lottery, is that sports betting surged more than 10% compared to July of 2022. Total wagers...

Craig Boswell September 6, 2023