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Sheldon Adelson-backed Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling Wades into Wire Act Case with Faulty Argument

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Much of the legal battle between the Department of Justice and the State of New Hampshire over the new interpretation of the Wire Act will hinge on semantics and grammar, as the US First Circuit Court attempts to decipher the original intent of the law’s author, back in 1961. At a hearing earlier this month,…Read More

Pennsylvania Online Gaming and Internet Poker Goes Live July 15

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Pennsylvania online gaming and internet poker will commence in July, as state regulators have informed casino operators of the scheduled go-live date. In a letter to the state’s 13 licensed casino operators, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Executive Director Kevin O’Toole says interactive gaming will be permitted to go live on July 15. We know…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

Elizabeth Warren No Fan of Online Gambling as 2020 Campaign Trail Hits Nevada

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D. Mass) told the Nevada Independent on Saturday that she does not believe there should be further federal regulation of gambling but refused to be drawn on whether she supported or opposed the Department of Justice’s recent opinion on the Wire Act, which threatens state-sanctioned online gaming across the US. That does…Read More

NCAA Tournament Puts PropSwap.com on Sports Betting Map

The biggest winner from this year’s NCAA Tournament may not come on the court on Monday night. Instead, it may be a sports betting website that seeks to transform the industry. PropSwap.com offers bettors the chance to cash out of a futures bet early and gain some profit. It’s the brainchild of a couple of…Read More

Skin Betting Gets Attention of Denmark’s Regulators as Illegal Sites Are Blocked

Denmark is cracking down on skin betting — which is gambling with virtual goods — with illegal sites getting shut down out of concern for teenagers and children. Last month, a court in Copenhagen approved the government’s request for telecom companies to block 25 unlicensed online sites. Ten of these had casino games or sports…Read More

New Startup Platform Kalshi Allows Parimutuel Betting on Just About Anything

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Sports betting is popular around the world, and many bookmakers also offer odds on political and entertainment markets. But a new startup called Kalshi is looking to expand betting even further, allowing for bets on just about any question that can be definitively answered. Kalshi is the brainchild of Tarek Mansour and Luana Lara, two…Read More

GVC Digital Operations Up 18 Percent in Q1, Too Early to Tell on FOBTs, Says CEO

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When online gambling giant GVC acquired Britain’s biggest retail bookmaker, Ladbrokes Coral, last year it had the most to lose from the government’s threat to put the squeeze on highly lucrative but controversial fixed-odds betting terminals. But Morgan Stanley noted this week that GVC has a “better growth profile” than its competitors, and its Q1…Read More

Women Make Up Majority of Gambling-Addicted Swedes for First Time Ever: Study

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Women now make up the majority of people with gambling problems in Sweden, according to a new survey by the country’s health authority. The survey found that of an estimated 45,000 Swedes believed to be problem gamblers, 64 percent were women. It’s the first time a survey of this nature anywhere has placed women ahead…Read More

February 2021 Launch for West Virginia Online Gaming: Lottery Director

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Last week, West Virginia became the fifth jurisdiction in the US to legalize online casino gaming and poker, but Mountain State residents who may be itching to log on and start check raising and doubling down will have to let it ride, for now at least. WV Metro News reports that, while the state’s Lottery…Read More

Argentina’s Biggest Province Buenos Aires Legalizes Online Gaming but Soccer Wants a Cut

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The Argentine province of Buenos Aires — the country’s largest jurisdiction and home to the namesake capital city — has enacted a regulatory decree to legalize online gambling. Decree 181 was signed by the province’s popular governor María Eugenia Vidal on Monday, establishing a framework of regulation for online casino games, sports betting, poker and…Read More

Delaware North to Part Ways with Miomni After Snafu Closes Its West Virginia Sportsbooks Indefinitely

Delaware North Companies on Friday announced it will terminate its arrangement with a company that managed the information technology systems for its two sportsbooks in West Virginia, which have been shuttered for nearly a month. The sportsbooks at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino and Resort closed after a dispute between Miomni Gaming and…Read More

West Virginia Online Gaming Legalized as Governor Justice Allows Bill to Lapse Into Law

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West Virginia’s Interactive Wagering Act lapsed into law on Wednesday after the veto deadline passed without action from Republican Governor Jim Justice. The governor’s quiescence means the Mountain State becomes only the fourth in the US to legalize online casino gaming and the fifth to legalize online poker, after New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Nevada…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

Amaya Founder David Baazov Sues Quebec Securities Regulator for $2 Million for Malicious Prosecution

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David Baazov was once the golden boy of the online gaming industry. Now, he is suing Quebec financial regulator, AMF, over its failed attempted to prosecute him for securities fraud. The founder and former CEO of PokerStars parent Amaya — which changed its name to The Stars Group following Baazov’s departure under a cloud of…Read More