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Mobile-Only Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Approved, Will Lapse into Law Unsigned, Says Governor

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Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee is expected to allow a sports betting bill to lapse into law after it was passed 19-12 by the Senate on Tuesday morning, just six days after being ratified by the House. The bill is notable because it is the first piece of legislation passed by a state legislature since…Read More

Delaware North Sues Miomni Over West Virginia Sportsbook Snafu

Delaware North iGaming, Inc. announced on Friday it filed a lawsuit against its partner on claims it lied about owning technology needed for a joint venture sports betting platform that ultimately failed in West Virginia. The hospitality company, which filed the suit in a Delaware court Thursday evening, seeks monetary damages from Miomni Gaming Ltd….Read More

New Jersey Smashed Online Gaming Revenue Records in March, Mobile Sports Betting Proves Game Changer

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New Jersey online gaming revenues continued their eye-popping upward trajectory in March, almost hitting the $40 million mark, according to figures newly released by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Overall revenues not including online sports betting came in at $39,134,380, a record for the sector, beating the previous best by more than $5…Read More

Bill Allowing Online Sports Betting Passes Tennessee House Committee

A bill that would legalize sports betting online in Tennessee advanced out of a legislative committee on Tuesday. By a 12-5 vote, with one member abstaining, the General Assembly’s House State Committee approved House Bill 1. The proposal would allow Tennessee to become the first state in the U.S. to allow sports betting without establishing…Read More

Drones Monitor Illegal Gambling in China, Surveil US Casinos  

Chinese authorities continue to successfully employ drones to locate illegal mobile casinos — with some of the captured suspects facing up to a decade in prison. Last week, 35 suspects were arrested or detained in a remote area of Anhui — a province in eastern China — People’s Daily Online reported. The concealed gambling den…Read More

In Letter, Delaware North President Explains Sportsbooks Closures to West Virginia Lottery

The company that owns the two West Virginia casinos that shuttered its sportsbooks earlier this month told state lottery officials it did not learn about the cause of the suspension until after the fact. In a letter dated March 19, Delaware North Companies President E. Brian Hansberry told John Myers, the director of the West…Read More

Tennessee Legislators Punt Online Sports Betting Bill, Cite Wire Act Questions

A bill that would make Tennessee the only state in the country to offer sports betting exclusively on a digital basis failed to advance out of a committee Tuesday as lawmakers raised questions about the legislation. The House State Committee voted 13-6 to move House Bill 1 to the back of its calendar. Which means,…Read More

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Goes to the Mat in Contested Televised Debate

A Kentucky sports betting bill saw advocates on both sides of the sports gambling debate make their case on television Monday night, just as the bill is making its way through the state’s General Assembly. The forum — held on Kentucky Educational Television’s Kentucky Tonight — pitted lawmakers sponsoring the bill against both a Baptist…Read More

Industry Bodies ABB and RGA to Merge to Lobby for UK Gambling Interests as Regulators Tighten Thumbscrews

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UK gambling’s two major industry bodies are set to join forces as they seek to consolidate their interests and extend their lobbying reach in the face of tighter regulatory controls in the country. While no statement has yet been forthcoming from either the Association of British Bookmakers or the Remote Gambling Association, rumors of merger…Read More

Big Fish Social Casino Targeted by New Class Action Lawsuit in Washington State

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Seattle-based social casino Big Fish is facing a fresh class-action lawsuit that accuses it of operating “illegal online casino games.” The play-money site was hit by several similar lawsuits last year after a federal court in Seattle ruled that the virtual chips used in Big Fish’s casino games could be considered to be “something of…Read More

Developers are Abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate Program to Publish Porn and Gambling Apps

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App developers are circumventing Apple’s stringent approval process by instead using the employee-focused Enterprise Certificate program to publicly publish their pornography and gambling apps. A report by TechCrunch shows that at least two dozen apps have been able to abuse the certificate program, allowing developers to get apps to market which would normally be refused. …Read More

Alberta, Canada Seeks Tech Partner for Surprise Online Gambling Launch

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They kept it quiet, but the Canadian province of Alberta is on the cusp of legalizing and regulating online gambling. According to CBC News, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLCC) has put out a request for proposals (RFP) in a bid to find a tech partner to help it build an online and…Read More

Black Market Betting Bad for Your Health, Report Warns

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Betting on the black market is more injurious to health and wellbeing than betting on regulated markets, a new study by the Asian Racing Federation claims. The research paper looked at six gambling jurisdictions — Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa — and found there was evidence to suggest that…Read More

Loot Box Site Mystery Brand Responds to ‘Scam’ Gambling Site Allegations

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Lucky-dip loot-box site Mystery Brand has hit back against reports that it is a “scam” gambling operation. The site made headlines last week after it was promoted by YouTube A-listers Jake Paul and Bryan “Ricegum” Le to their millions of followers, most of whom are adolescent or younger. Mystery Brand was not just called out…Read More

Sands China Denies App Targeted by Chinese Internet Cops

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Sands China — the Asian wing of US casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) — has denied its app has been blacklisted by the Chinese government. The announcement follows a December 28 release by the Cyberspace Administration of China, listing 3,469 apps targeted for removal from the Chinese App Store for reasons that include…Read More