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Pennsylvania Omnibus Gambling Bill Presented to House

Pennsylvania Representative Rosita introduces new gambling reform bill

Pennsylvania’s omnibus gambling reform bill finally made its appearance in the legislature on Thursday. The bill, HB 392, is sponsored by Representatives George Dunbar (R-56th), Rosita Youngblood (D-198th), and others, and seeks to take off where Representative John Payne (retired) left off. Payne’s online gambling bill was attached to a wider gambling expansion package last year as…Read More

New Hampshire Senator Hopes It’s 19th-Time-Lucky for Casino Bill

New Hampshire Senator Lou D’Allesandro presents 19th casino bill.

New Hampshire State Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s casino bill has become something of an annual tradition. The dogged lawmaker has introduced legislation aimed at legalizing and regulating casinos in the Granite State for the past 18 years, each time unsuccessfully. But you just cannot keep a good man down, and this year is no exception. The…Read More

Major League Baseball to Take Another Swing at Sports Betting

Major League Baseball Rob Manfred sports gambling

Major League Baseball (MLB) is planning to review its stance on sports betting, as Commissioner Rob Manfred continues his conversation on gambling. Appearing this week at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York City, Manfred said during a discussion titled “The Business of Sports” that his league is reviewing the pros and cons…Read More

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as US Attorney General, Online Gambling at Stake

Attorney General Jeff Sessions online gambling

Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, and for those who support online gambling, that might not be the best news. Following 20 years in the US Senate, the Alabama congressman takes on his new position in Washington, DC, just as multiple states from coast to coast are…Read More

Osaka’s Dreams of Casino Resort on Landfill Island May End Up Trashed

Yumeshima, site of proposed Osaka casino

The Japanese city of Osaka is pushing ahead with an ambitious project to build an integrated casino resort on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. Yumeshima is a reclaimed landfill island, which the city hopes will be transformed into a gleaming new casino, with hotels, shopping, arcades, galleries and a convention center, to be completed…Read More

Atlanta Casino Push Gains Powerful Lobbyist, Golden Nugget Owner Ready to Bet on Georgia

Atlanta casino bill Tilman Fertitta

Two identical Atlanta casino bills have been introduced to both chambers of the state’s General Assembly, and gambling companies across the country are readying for the legislative fight by hiring high-profile lobbyists. The most recent name to join the push for casinos in Georgia is former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. The Republican who served two…Read More

Atlantic City Casino Bill Introduced to Help Glenn Straub Reopen Former Revel

Atlantic City casino bill Ray Lesniak

An Atlantic City casino bill has been introduced that seeks to amend the state’s current law in order to allow resort owners to incorporate gaming into their properties without personally holding a gambling license. The legislation, authored by State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-District 20), a longtime ally to Atlantic City and a 2017 gubernatorial candidate,…Read More

Pennsylvania Budget Plan Includes Online Gambling Revenue Projections

Governor Tom Wolf Pennsylvania gambling expansion

A new Pennsylvania budget projection relies on online gambling to pull its weight. The only problem? Internet gaming has yet to be approved in the Keystone State. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has set forth his proposal for balancing the state’s mighty budget deficit, and that’s no mean feat. According to some estimates, the shortfall is…Read More

Military Should Screen for Gambling Problems, says Government Report

Military must do more on gambling addiction, says report requested by Warren

The Department of Defense should screen military personnel for problem gambling, concludes a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The watchdog said it was concerned that the DOD had no clear guidance addressing gambling disorders, as it does with other disorders. It also emphasized that DOD data, which showed that less than 0.03 percent…Read More

Carl Icahn Rips New Jersey Senate President Sweeney, Gov. Christie Vetoes Casino Bill

Carl Icahn Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City

Carl Icahn is ready to put a “for sale” sign up at the Trump Taj Mahal, but before the Atlantic City property goes into the MLS listings, the billionaire investor is first taking some time to lambaste State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D). Writing on his personal website, Icahn says of the Democrat, “A wise…Read More

Nevada Bill Would Reduce Legal Gambling Age to 18, Alcohol Still Prohibited

Jim Wheeler lower gambling age bill Nevada

Legislation to lower the legal age of gambling in Nevada from 21 to 18 was presented to the state legislature Monday by Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R-Gardnerville). Wheeler announced his intention to push for a change to the limit when he submitted a bill draft request (BDR) last July. He said then he believed that “if…Read More

Indiana Casinos’ Unusual $3 Admission Tax Might Be Headed for Exit Soon

Indiana casino admission tax Eric Holcomb

Indiana casinos might soon be allowed to eliminate the $3 admission fee per patron they’re currently forced to impose on visitors. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the state is looking to impose an additional three percent wagering tax on operators of the state’s 10 riverboats and one land-based casino. Indiana is also…Read More

Idaho Bar-Based Lottery Machines In Danger After Anti-Gambling Group Crusade

Idaho Lottery gambling machines

Idaho Lottery gambling machines commonly found in bars and taverns spread across the northwestern US state could soon disappear from the watering holes after an anti-gaming group successfully persuaded some state lawmakers to rethink their locations. The Gem State, known for its abundance of natural resources, is also known to have touchscreen gaming machines near the…Read More

Texas Daily Fantasy Sports Bills Seek to Challenge State AG’s Stance on Legality

Texas DFS bills seek to challenge Paxton stance

Texas received three daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills in quick succession this week, each aimed at legalizing and developing a framework of regulation for the contests. The state missed out on the DFS legislation trend that appeared on the dockets of legislatures across the country in 2016 due to the fact that its legislative session is biennial,…Read More

Del Lago Resort and Casino Opens in Upstate New York

del Lago Resort and Casino opens in New York

The Del Lago Resort and Casino in Seneca County, New York, opened its doors on Wednesday to hundreds of eager visitors. The Ithaca Journal reported that some had waited outside for five hours in near-freezing temperatures, while gridlocked traffic snaked back to the New York State Thruway. They had come to get a glimpse of the…Read More