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Churchill Downs and Golden Nugget Atlantic City to Debut Online Sports Betting by Early 2019

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Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Incorporated and Golden Nugget Atlantic City are uniting to offer an online sports betting platform in New Jersey, which the two companies hope to have up and running by the first quarter of 2019. Churchill Downs is best-known for owning its namesake horse racetrack where the Kentucky Derby was contested earlier this…Read More

Louisiana Riverboat Casinos to Move onto Dry Land, Sports Betting Still Dead in The Water

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It’s land ahoy for Louisiana’s riverboat casinos, after lawmakers in the Pelican State voted to approve a bill that will allow the floating casinos to crawl out of the water. The House voted 54-41 Tuesday to send State Senator Ronnie Johns’ (R-Lake Charles) SB316 to the governor’s desk. Johns’ bill will also remove the 30,000-square-feet…Read More

Bridgeport Casino Supporters Say Failed 2018 Push Will Be Renewed Next Legislative Session

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Backers of the failed Bridgeport casino in Connecticut say they’ll cross that bridge later. With the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned for 2018, an integrated casino resort (IR) in Bridgeport won’t be authorized before this year’s end. But that doesn’t mean advocates of gaming expansion to the seaport city are ending their efforts permanently. Members of…Read More

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Calls on Congress to Set National Sports Betting Regulations

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver favors a set of sports betting regulations crafted by Congress to govern how gambling on basketball and other sports operate in the wake of this week’s Supreme Court decision that repealed the longstanding federal ban. Speaking to ESPN prior to Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, Silver said if each state has…Read More

Disney and Seminole Tribe Continue Funding Florida Anti-Gambling Expansion Group

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Disney Worldwide Services, a lobbying arm of the mass media and entertainment conglomerate, gave an additional $5 million last month to a nonprofit that’s fighting against gambling expansion in Florida. Voters in Charge has successfully put a constitutional amendment before voters this fall that will seek to give the people, not politicians, control of casino…Read More

Sen. Orrin Hatch, PASPA Coauthor, to Introduce Sports Betting Legislation in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

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Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said just hours after the Supreme Court lifted the longstanding federal sports betting ban that he helped write that he would be going back to the drawing board in order to introduce Congress to new anti-wagering legislation. Hatch was one of four authors of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act…Read More

GAME CHANGER: US Supreme Court Lifts Federal Sports Betting Ban 6-3, States Free to Determine Own Sports Wagering Paths

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In a dramatic 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided Monday, May 14 that Congress has no constitutional authority to prevent individual states from authorizing sports betting. The SCOTUS finally handed down its opinion this morning on New Jersey’s challenge of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, the…Read More

West Virginia Sports Betting Bill Could Earmark Integrity Fees for Universities

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The West Virginia sports betting bill that passed into law without Governor Jim Justice’s (D) signature in March might soon be amended to include a provision that will set aside so-called “integrity fees” for the state’s public universities. On Wednesday, various representatives including those from the West Virginia Lottery, Big Four professional sports leagues (NFL,…Read More

Michigan Online Gaming, Sports Betting Bill Stalls in House, Hindered by Tribal Gaming

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Michigan’s online gaming and sports betting bill was tipped by its sponsor for passage through the House this week, but Representative Brandt Iden’s (R-District 61) prediction came up short. Iden’s bill would create the Lawful Internet Gaming Act, legalizing online gaming, online poker, and sports betting for the state’s 25 casinos, but while it generated…Read More

Japan Gaming Congress Focused on Nation’s Fledgling Casino Industry

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The Japan Gaming Congress began on Thursday in Tokyo, with delegates and government officials on hand to discuss a variety of issues and topics related to the future of casinos in the Asian country. There’s no absolutely guarantee that Japan will have casinos in the near future. But lawmakers are working towards passage of the…Read More

Monmouth Park Operator Confident Sports Betting Legalization is Coming

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Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey held their season opening press conference on Tuesday, but there was only one topic on the minds of those speaking: the upcoming ruling from the Supreme Court on the case of Christie v. NCAA. The strongest statements came from Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC,…Read More

Louisiana Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports, But There’s a Catch

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The Louisiana legislature has voted to legalize daily fantasy sports. The State Senate on Wednesday approved the state’s DFS legislation by 21-15, following an overwhelming blessing from the House last month. But Louisiana DFS fans won’t be able to play with impunity just yet. Voters must decide at a November ballot whether the competitions should…Read More

Bridgeport Casino Bill Dead for 2018 But MGM Scores Symbolic Victory in Connecticut House

Bridgeport casino bill pulled for 2018

The effort to bring a casino resort to Bridgeport, Connecticut was pulled from the State Senate on Tuesday, as the clock ticked towards the end of the legislative session. Proponents of the bill said there was simply not enough time to gather the required votes before the midnight Wednesday deadline, at a time when Senators…Read More

Colorado Gambling Law Tweaked to Ban Skill-Gaming Machines

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The days of Colorado’s sweepstakes arcades are numbered. Legislation passed by both chambers and currently winging its way to the Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk will close the “loophole” that allowed skill-gaming arcades to flourish outside of the state’s three designated gambling zones: Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. Detractors argue the arcade machines, which…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Legal Fees Continue Adding Up, Bill Now Over $8.5M

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If New Jersey successfully wins its sports betting case, numerous states across the country that are interested in legalizing such markets might want to extend their thanks to the Garden State. Financial billing records provided by the New Jersey Division of Law to the Press of Atlantic City shows that law firms representing the state…Read More