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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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75 stories by Nick Juliano

North Carolina online sports betting

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
North Carolina online sports betting

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
St. Louis Cardinals Missouri sports betting

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

Detroit Casinos Strike Ends at Hollywood, MotorCity, But Not For MGM

After more than a month on the picket lines, workers at two Detroit casinos are returning to work this week. However, the strike continues at the city’s third major casino. Workers at Hollywood Casino at Greektown and MotorCity Casino voted over the...

Nick Juliano November 20, 2023
Florida sports betting, West Flagler, Seminole tribe

Florida Supreme Court Lets Sports Betting Continue 

The Florida Supreme Court will not halt sports betting in the state while a legal fight over the Seminole Tribe’s monopoly continues.   In a brief order Friday, the court denied a request from pari-mutuel operators West Flagler Associates and Bonita-Fort Myers...

Nick Juliano November 17, 2023

Detroit Casino Unions Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike 

Casino workers in Detroit should be back on the job soon. Unions representing the workers announced a deal Friday with three casino operators that will end the month-long strike in the Motor City. UNITE HERE Local 24, one of the unions involved...

Nick Juliano November 17, 2023

Ohio to Ban Former Alabama Baseball Coach From Sportsbooks

Ohio gaming regulators are taking steps to ban a former University of Alabama baseball coach from the state’s sportsbooks. The move comes after allegations that he shared inside information with an associate who attempted to place a large bet against the team....

Nick Juliano November 16, 2023
North Carolina online sports betting

North Carolina Sports Betting Won’t Be Available by January 8 

When legislators in North Carolina legalized sports betting earlier this year, they wrote the law to allow for wagers to be placed in time for the college football national championship on Jan. 8, 2024. But regulators said Tuesday the new program won't...

Nick Juliano November 14, 2023
Michigan iGaming GGR sports betting sportsbook

Detroit Casino Unions Urge Patrons Away From iGaming During Strike 

Casino workers in Detroit are urging patrons to avoid using the mobile betting platforms affiliated with the casinos where they have been on strike for the past month. The Detroit Casino Council, a coalition of unions representing casino workers, called for a...

Nick Juliano November 10, 2023