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Reporter: Nick Juliano

Nick Juliano covers the regulation of sports betting and casino gaming in the United States. He started as a senior reporter for in June 2023 and has covered breaking news regarding legislative and regulatory developments in the Northeast, Midwest, South and Mid-Atlantic.

Nick has been a journalist since 2005 and previously wrote for organizations including Politico and the Associated Press. Based in Washington, DC, Nick is an expert on politics and public policy and has covered issues including environmental regulation, energy development and tribal gaming.

In his free time, Nick enjoys trying new restaurants and attending concerts around town. He is a fan of all types of games in and out of the casino, from poker to Magic: The Gathering.

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81 stories by Nick Juliano

Missouri Committee to Consider Sports Wagering Bill

A proposed bill to legalize sports wagering in Missouri will begin winding its way through the state legislature this week. On Tuesday, the Missouri House Special Committee on Public Policy will convene a hearing on the legislation, HB 2331, sponsored by Rep....

Nick Juliano January 22, 2024

Washington Wizards, Capitals Plan to Depart District For Northern Virginia

Washington’s NBA and NHL franchises are planning to depart their longtime home in the nation’s capital for a new facility in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) and the teams’ owner, Ted Leonsis, Wednesday announced plans to build a new arena...

Nick Juliano December 13, 2023
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Georgia Lawmaker Pursues Sports Betting, Casinos

If some lawmakers have their way, voters in Georgia may have an opportunity next year to decide whether to welcome casinos, racetracks, and mobile sports betting to the state. State Sen. Brandon Beach (R-Alpharetta) says he plans to introduce a bill as...

Nick Juliano December 7, 2023
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Maryland iGaming Sees Signs of Public Support, Union Opposition 

Battle lines are being drawn over the prospect of bringing internet casinos to Maryland. After an iGaming bill failed to advance earlier this year, expectations are rising that the issue could again find itself on the agenda when the state legislature reconvenes...

Nick Juliano December 6, 2023
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Online Sports Betting Now Open to All in Florida

On Tuesday, the Seminole Tribe’s mobile sportsbook began accepting wagers from anyone in Florida. That came ahead of the rollout of in-person sports betting and additional games at its casinos later this week. The move is a sign of optimism on the...

Nick Juliano December 5, 2023
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Gov. Ron DeSantis Defends Florida Sports Betting Compact 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is asking the state’s high court to reject a challenge to the Seminole Tribe’s monopoly on sports betting in the state. A pair of pari-mutuel companies are asking the Florida Supreme Court to invalidate the 2021 gaming...

Nick Juliano December 4, 2023
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North Carolina Opens Sports Betting Application Portal 

Applications are now being accepted for sports betting licenses in North Carolina. The state Lottery Commission launched a licensing page at, where sportsbook operators, service providers, and suppliers can apply for licenses to operate in the state. Applications are due by...

Nick Juliano December 1, 2023
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North Carolina Sports Betting Won’t Come in Time for Super Bowl

Sports bettors in North Carolina won't be able to place legal bets in time for the Super Bowl, the state’s top lottery regulator said Wednesday. The North Carolina Lottery Commission is asking sportsbook operators to submit applications by December 27. But officials...

Nick Juliano November 29, 2023
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Missouri Sports Betting Ballot Language Clears Key Hurdle 

An effort to legalize sports betting in Missouri advanced this week with the formal approval of language that could appear next year on the ballot. Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft approved eight versions of the sports betting proposal on Tuesday. That...

Nick Juliano November 22, 2023

Florida Sports Betting: Tribe’s Foes Seek More Time in US Supreme Court

The companies attempting to undo the Seminole Tribe’s monopoly on sports betting in Florida are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to wait until next year for resolution of their federal case. Such a move would allow time for a...

Nick Juliano November 21, 2023