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Netherlands Online Gaming Bill Up for Senate Vote Tuesday, Privatization of State Casino Hangs in Balance

Dutch lawmakers may soon approve online gaming in the Netherlands with a Senate vote scheduled for Tuesday. The House of Representatives has already backed a draft of the Bill on Remote Gaming, which will allow for limited internet gambling in Holland. Going Private Remains Controversial The senators this week will also consider related motions on…Read More

South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills

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Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint Resolution 2 would establish a referendum to legalize sports betting at Deadwood casinos. It was approved by the Senate in a 18-14 vote and now heads to the House for…Read More

Minnesota Legislator Introduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos

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Minnesota Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has introduced a new bill that would legalize sports betting at tribal gaming facilities in the state, but it’s an open question as to whether or not Native American tribes want anything to do with it. The legislation would not allow sports betting anywhere else in the state, and would…Read More

Florida Senate President Galvano Wants Sports Betting, Gambling Reforms But Path Now Littered With Pitfalls

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Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) is not only planning a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Sunshine State, he wants to introduce another comprehensive gambling reform package, of the type that has failed over the past few years, Florida Politics reports. While Galvano’s efforts to reform Florida’s gambling laws have stalled in consecutive…Read More

MGM-Backed Bill Would Criminalize Casino Cheating in Maryland, Where Scammers Get an Easy Ride

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Of all the cheating that goes on in MGM properties across the US, an extraordinary 63 percent of it occurs in just one casino, the MGM National Harbor. That probably makes the Prince George’s County, Maryland facility the most cheated casino in America. Maryland is also the only state where MGM has a casino presence…Read More

Arkansas Casinos Could Help State Highways After All, Gov. Includes Gaming Revenue in $300M Funding Plan

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Four Arkansas casinos were authorized under a voter referendum that passed last fall, and now it appears some of the new forthcoming tax revenue generated by the gaming floors could be used to help repair state roads. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) unveiled a $300 million highway plan on Monday, billed as the largest in…Read More

New Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Would Throw Online Poker, DFS into the Mix

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People in Kentucky are “hungry” for sports betting, according to State Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger), who dropped a bill in the State House last week that will also test the state legislature’s appetite for online poker and daily fantasy sports. In fact, Koenig told The Northern Kentucky Tribune that this bill has more support than…Read More

Rush Street-Backed Venture Raises Stakes in Massachusetts, Splurging $430,000 Lobbying for Brockton Casino

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Mass Gaming and Entertainment — a venture led by Chicago real-estate and casino mogul Neil Bluhm that wants to build a casino in Brockton, Massachusetts — has become the third-biggest spender on outside lobbyists in the Bay State. That’s according to disclosure reports newly released by the state and viewed by The Boston Globe. MG&E…Read More

West Virginia Casino Expansion Bill Would Allow Satellite Gaming Venues

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A West Virginia casino bill has been introduced that would allow the state’s four racinos to expand their operations to off-site satellite gaming venues. House Bill 2901 – introduced by Del. Erikka Storch (D-District 3) – seeks to amend the West Virginia casino law in order to allow licensed gaming operators to each establish one…Read More

Rhode Island Lawmakers Push for Mobile Sports Betting After Super Bowl Local Bias Batters Market

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A bill that would authorize online sports betting in Rhode Island received the unanimous approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday and will now head to the floor for a full vote. The state legalized sports betting last year and its first sports book launched in November at its Twin River Casino Lincoln — with…Read More

Indiana Sports Betting and Casino Bill Passes Unanimously Through Senate Committee

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A bill that would legalize sports betting and authorize a new casino in Terre Haute has overcome its first major hurdle on Wednesday afternoon, passing a committee in the Indiana State Senate. The Public Policy Committee gave its unanimous approval to the bill, which will now be sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further…Read More

Deadwood Sports Betting Still Alive, Senate Committee Passes Ballot Resolution

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Deadwood casinos are fighting for the right to operate sportsbooks, and this week the South Dakota Senate State Committee gave them a lifeline to the recently liberalized gambling activity. The committee narrowly passed Senate Joint Resolution 2 by a 5-4 vote. The resolution – if approved by the full South Dakota Senate and House of…Read More

American Gaming Law: Las Vegas Casino Attorney Analyzes New Wire Act Opinion

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American gaming law continues to widely impact the casino industry and other forms of gambling. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) recently released a new interpretation of the Wire Act which threatens to end online sports betting – and most other forms of internet gambling involving multiple states. To better understand…Read More

Virginia Casino Bill Passes State Senate, Requires Comprehensive Study Before Referendum Vote

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A Virginia casino bill has passed the state Senate, but the legislation first requires a comprehensive study on commercial gaming and the impact it would have on the Commonwealth to occur. Senate Bill 1126, sponsored by Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), received 28 “yeas” to 12 in opposition. The bill would earmark commercial casinos for Bristol,…Read More

Each Japan Integrated Resort Casino Will Measure at Least 1M Square Feet

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Japan’s forthcoming integrated resorts (IR) will feature three massive properties, as lawmakers are mandating that each comes with at least one million square feet of interior space. Appointed lawmakers forming the regulatory conditions for the commercial gaming industry issued an IR Development and Promotion Ordinance this week that explains, “The total floor space of all…Read More