The World's Online Gaming Authority Since 1995
Avatar photo

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.

Contact Craig at

Areas of Expertise

72 stories by Craig Boswell

Lottery Jackpots Draw Attention to Stalled Alabama Gambling Legislation

The combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots of $1.9 billion have people in Alabama crossing state lines in search of winning tickets. That’s because Alabama’s constitution bans lotteries and gambling. The current legislation to start a lottery, tribal and commercial casinos, and...

Craig Boswell March 25, 2024

Missouri Sports Fans Favor Sports Betting, Legislation Stalled

Missouri sports fans wanting to place legal bets on their NCAA brackets remain sidelined as March Madness heats up. That's despite a new poll that finds support for sports betting getting warmer in the Show Me State. Saint Louis University and YouGov...

Craig Boswell March 22, 2024

Celebrities and Athletes Banned from Online Sports Betting Ads in Ontario, Other Jurisdictions Look to Follow

Ontario has made online sports gambling ads featuring celebrities and athletes off-limits. The province has barred the use of all active or retired athletes and celebrities in internet sports betting marketing and advertising material. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)...

Craig Boswell March 22, 2024

Sports Betting Marketing Facing New Restrictions Under Proposed Legislation

Proposed federal legislation would place limits on the ways U.S. sports betting companies market and interact with their customers. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) says his SAFE Bet Act is needed in a new era of high-tech sports betting. The SAFE (Supporting...

Craig Boswell March 21, 2024

Pennsylvania Sets iGaming Record in February

Pennsylvania internet casino revenue hit an all-time monthly high in February. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), online gambling revenue topped $184.9 million. That’s 40% higher than the $131.6 million in February 2023. The revenue reported by the PGCB shows...

Craig Boswell March 20, 2024
North Carolina sports betting Roy Cooper

Basketball-Crazy North Carolina Welcomes Online Sports Betting

Online sports betting is expected to be a slam dunk in North Carolina as March Madness tips off. Mobile Sports gambling officially launched in the state on Monday, March 11. That’s just in time for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments....

Craig Boswell March 14, 2024

New Hampshire Bills Benefiting Casinos and Charities Have Deadline Nearing

The clock is ticking down on a flurry of bills in the New Hampshire House and Senate that are similar, but could bring significant changes to casino owners, charities, and gambling tournaments. The main thrust of the legislation, which must be approved...

Craig Boswell March 11, 2024
Welcome sign

Michigan iGaming Sets New Monthly Revenue Record

Gross iGaming revenue in Michigan hit a new monthly high in January. The Michigan Gaming Control Board reports revenue of $181.9 million during the month. Total gross online gambling revenue, which includes iGaming and sports betting, amounted to $229.6 million in January....

Craig Boswell February 22, 2024

Sports Betting Revenue Jumps in Mississippi

Sports betting revenue in Mississippi has increased 31.4% compared to January of 2023. The Mississippi Gaming Commission reported monthly revenue of $6.7 million. In addition to the year-on-year numbers in the Magnolia State, the January 2024 total is well ahead of the...

Craig Boswell February 21, 2024

Mississippi Mobile Sports Betting Bill Advances

Legalized online sports betting is a step closer in Mississippi. On Tuesday, the House Gaming Committee approved HB 774, the "Mississippi Mobile Sports Wagering Act." In-person sports wagering has been legal in the Magnolia State since 2018. But online betting remains outlawed...

Craig Boswell January 31, 2024