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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 Casino.org 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.

Contact Nick at nick@casino.org.

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49 stories by Nick Juliano


US Regulators Block Political Betting Proposal 

Federal regulators have closed the door on a Congressional betting market, but the fight will likely continue in federal court. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday announced that it was rejecting a proposal from KalshiEX LLC to offer a political event...

Nick Juliano September 25, 2023

LIV Golf Probe Sees US Senator Subpoena Saudi-Owned Firm

A U.S. senator is turning up the heat in his probe into the Saudi Arabian government’s involvement in professional golf and the proposed merger between LIV Golf and the PGA Tour. Sen. Richard Blumenthal -- a Connecticut Democrat who chairs the Senate’s...

Nick Juliano September 13, 2023
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Florida Sports Betting: Court Denies Redo, Clearing Way To Resume Wagers

A federal appeals court today declined to rehear a case challenging a sports betting plan in Florida, effectively clearing the way for wagering to resume in the Sunshine State. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit on Monday said...

Nick Juliano September 11, 2023

DraftKings Apologizes for 9/11-Themed Parlay 

Online sportsbook DraftKings apologized Monday after offering customers the chance to bet on three New York-based teams on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. “Bet these New York teams to win tonight on 9/11,” DraftKings advertised, according to screenshots posted...

Nick Juliano September 11, 2023
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Las Vegas Culinary and Bartenders Union Workers to Vote on Strike

The workers who keep Las Vegas humming will vote on whether to strike later this month. Amid ongoing contract talks with the major hotel and casino chains, the powerful Culinary and Bartenders Unions have announced a strike vote to take place on...

Nick Juliano September 8, 2023
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers remarks at Churchill Downs prior to placing the first legal sports bet in the state Sept. 7. The governor has made legal sports betting a key plank in his re-election campaign this year.

Kentucky Sportsbooks Welcome First Wagers

On Thursday, Gov. Andy Beshar placed a three-way parlay to kick off legal sports betting in Kentucky, as retail sportsbooks opened their doors across the Bluegrass State. Beshar’s wager carried a whiff of home-state politicking, with Election Day just two months away....

Nick Juliano September 7, 2023

Richmond Casino Backers Unveil New Design

The developers behind a proposed casino in Richmond, Va., this week unveiled updated design plans and details on the project. Now dubbed the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino, the $562 million project would include a luxury hotel and spa, as well as...

Nick Juliano September 1, 2023

Richmond Casino Opponent Sues Election Board Over Voter Data 

A political activist in Richmond, Va. who's fighting city leaders over efforts to develop a casino in the city, claims he is being denied an opportunity to present his case to voters. Paul Goldman, a local attorney and political consultant, established a...

Nick Juliano August 31, 2023
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Kentucky Sports Betting Options Released: NFL and eSports are In, Slap Fighting is Out, Pickleball is Under Review

Kentucky regulators Thursday outlined the dozens of professional and collegiate competitions that will be eligible for wagers when newly legal sports betting goes into effect next week. The events catalog released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission includes all major US professional...

Nick Juliano August 31, 2023

PredictIt Adds New Markets Following Legal Wins 

Political betting market PredictIt has added several new markets in recent weeks following a recent legal win in its ongoing showdown with federal regulators. In late July, a federal court allowed PredictIt to remain online while the site appealed a move by...

Nick Juliano August 30, 2023