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Legislation News

More and more jurisdictions are opening up to online gambling (and the US is finally waking up to the opportunity this offers to bring in taxes). So this category collates all the latest news to allow you to stay up to date on where online gambling (and offline) is legal and where it is not.

If a US senator is going to push a Bill forward, you’ll read it here. If Dubai suddenly opens its doors to live casinos, it will be here too. Justice might be blind, but by reading these stories your eyes will certainly be wide open.

Ex-Pennsylvania Lawmaker Sentenced to House Arrest for Participating in Illegal Gambling Operation

Pennsylvania lawmaker Marc Gergely

Marc Gergely, a former Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker who represented the 35th District in Allegheny County, is heading home to serve his sentence for his admitted participation in a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling operation. The disgraced state representative admitted in August to using his political influence to help a friend and campaign donor convince dozens of owners…Read More

Burnett Stepping Down as Chairman of Nevada Gaming Control Board

A.G. Burnett NGCB Chairman

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett announced on Monday that he was resigning from his post to take a job in the private sector. Burnett had served on the Gaming Control Board since 2011, and been chairman since 2012. Burnett’s tenure on the board was noteworthy for the number of changes he brought to…Read More

Online Political Bettors Think PASPA Days Are Numbered, Predict Sports Betting Ban Repeal

PASPA sports betting odds

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 is going to be repealed by the US Supreme Court by spring: that’s the consensus of online political bettors who are wagering on the issue’s outcome. PredictIt.org, an online political betting market that sells shares of outcomes, asks, “Will the Supreme Court rule against the…Read More

FCC Likely to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules This Week

FCC net neutrality vote

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday to repeal the net neutrality rules that the same body put into place back in 2015, with the commissioners almost certain to approve the rollback. And while the change in rules could have broad implications for the internet as a whole, there are also possible changes…Read More

Seminole Tribe Warns Florida Legislators That DFS Bill May Violate Compact

Seminole Florida DFS Bill

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has sent a letter to members of the Florida legislature, warning them that a bill to legalize daily fantasy sports (DFS) without regulation would violate the compact between the tribe and the state. The Seminoles operate several casinos throughout Florida, and do so under a compact that gives the tribe…Read More

Over 200 Pennsylvania Towns Tell Casinos They’re Not Welcome

Pennsylvania towns satellite casinos

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is hearing loud and clear from townships and municipalities across the Commonwealth that they are vehemently against permitting casinos to be built in their backyards. Governor Tom Wolf (D) signed a far-reaching gambling expansion package in late October that authorizes up to 10 so-called “mini casinos” in rural areas…Read More

NCAA President Mark Emmert No Fan of Collegiate Sports Betting If PASPA Overturned

Mark Emmert NCAA sports betting

NCAA President Mark Emmert said this week that the collegiate sporting organization has no plans to embrace the concept of wagering on its athletic outcomes, regardless of whether the US Supreme Court rules the current federal ban, known as PASPA, is unconstitutional. Appearing at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum this week in New York City,…Read More

New Jersey Considers Giving Horse Racing Tracks a Piece of the Online Gambling Pie

New Jersey racetracks online gambling

Online gambling can be enjoyed from anywhere in New Jersey, but whether players connect from home or on the go, it’s always the casinos operating those sites, or their affiliates, that take in the revenue. A new law is hoping to change that by giving the state’s horse racing tracks a small piece of the…Read More

Sports Integrity Hotline Launched in US Ahead of Potential PASPA Repeal

sports integrity hotline NFL Roger Goodell

A sports integrity hotline has been established in the United States and Canada by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) to allow athletes, team personnel, fans, and the general public to anonymously report suspected misconduct or any other sports integrity concerns. Founded in 2010 and based in Qatar, the ICSS is a nonprofit organization…Read More

Greece Could Soon Allow Casinos in Major Tourism Destinations

Greece casinos gambling economy

Greece lawmakers are preparing to vote on a bill that would legalize three casinos in the popular tourism destinations of Crete, Santorini, and Mykonos, and also allow the country’s current gambling establishments to relocate. The latter is perhaps the more important part of the legislation, as the Regency Casino Mont Parnes, the only gambling floor…Read More

Macau Government Reviewing All Aspects of Gaming Industry Ahead of Licensing Renewal Period

Macau government gaming industry

The Macau government will soon need to decide the future of the enclave’s gaming industry, and to help assist in that critical decision-making process, administration officials have commissioned a study to examine all facets of the market to reach a recommendation on just how big of a role casinos should play in the local economy….Read More

Pennsylvania: Reading City Council Votes 6-0 to Welcome Satellite Casino Development

Reading City Councilmen Jeff Waltman and John Slifko

Echoing the support of the mayor, the Reading City Council voted unanimously on Monday to pass a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission to approve plans for a satellite casino. The decision comes just days after Reading Mayor Wally Scott told the Reading Eagle that he fully supported the idea of bringing a mini-casino to…Read More

New Jersey Online Gambling Sites Could Soon Accept International Players Should New Bill Become Law

online gambling New Jersey Ray Lesniak

New Jersey online gambling and poker networks would be permitted to welcome international players in markets where internet casinos are legal should a recently introduced bill one day become law. State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-District 20) introduced Senate Bill 3536 on the final day in November. The legislation would remove the physical requirement that players…Read More

PASPA Repeal Odds Tilt in New Jersey’s Favor Following Supreme Court Hearing

PASPA sports betting Supreme Court

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 might be nearing the end of its reign in banning sports betting in all but four US states. The US Supreme Court listened to arguments Monday on the federal regulation from an appeal brought by the State of New Jersey, and those inside the courtroom predominantly…Read More

Reading Mayor Supports Bringing Pennsylvania Satellite Casino to Town

Reading Pennsylvania satellite casino

Reading, Pennsylvania, officials are considering allowing one of the state’s 10 land-based casino operators to build a satellite gaming facility in the town. Reading Mayor Wally Scott (D) says the state’s fifth most populated city could use a new revenue source, and since people are going to gambler whether a casino is in Reading or…Read More