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Boomtown Reno Casino Fined for Offering Links to Illegal Offshore Gambling Websites

Boomtown Reno

The Boomtown Casino in Verdi, near Reno, Nevada, was lucky to keep its license this week after it was forced to explain to the Nevada Gaming Control Board why it had provided links on its website to unlicensed offshore gambling sites. The casino, which is owned by M1 Gaming, escaped with a $40,000 fine after…Read More

Lottery Industry Stakes Claim to US Sports Betting Market

Charles McIntyre, president of North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries

Around two dozen states are either exploring legislation to legalize sports betting or have already done so, as America braces itself for a brand new regulated multibillion-dollar industry. But the lottery industry wants a piece of the pie too. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries praised the Supreme Court’s decision to find…Read More

Japan National Diet Considers Extending Legislative Session to Pass Casino Bill

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The Japan National Diet is reportedly considering an extension of its regular legislative session in order to pass its integrated casino resorts bill. Formally known as the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, the measure began being discussed in the parliament’s lower chamber on Tuesday. According to GGRAsia, an online news outlet focused on gaming in…Read More

NFL Supports ‘Common Sense’ Sports Betting Laws, Sets Out ‘Four Core Principles’ of Regulation

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

On the eve of the NFL’s spring meeting in Atlanta, commissioner Roger Goodell tentatively embraced sports betting and called on Congress to “enact uniform standards” for states that opt to regulate. These, he wrote, must include four “core principles,” as follows: There must be substantial consumer protections Sports leagues can protect our content and intellectual…Read More

Did the Supreme Court Legalize US Sports Betting? Not So Much, But Many Americans Remain Confused

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

It’s been a week since the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the bill signed into law in 1992 by then-President George HW Bush. But very few Americans understand what the ruling actually means, or its direct impact on state-by-state sports betting regulation. The Court…Read More

No Dice: Harrah’s New Orleans Casino Extension Scrapped

Harrah's New Orleans contract agreement

Harrah’s New Orleans and parent company Caesars Entertainment will need to wait at least another year before seeing their casino contract with the city extended by the Louisiana State Legislature. House Bill 553 sought to extend the state and city’s casino agreement with Harrah’s for 30 years. But lawmakers in the state House and Senate…Read More

Delaware Could Beat New Jersey in Race to Expand Sports Betting Options

Delaware sports betting

New Jersey looked like the leader in the race to take advantage of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this week. But developments later in the week have changed that outlook, with Delaware now in position to offer full-scale sports betting first. Initially, it looked…Read More

One in Two Americans Favor Legal US Sports Betting, University Poll Finds

The longstanding federal sports betting ban known as PASPA was repealed on Monday by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). That paves the way for states to pass their own sports wagering laws, and according to a new poll, many Americans support doing exactly that. The Court issued an opinion that went against…Read More

Louisiana Lawmakers Disagree on Harrah’s New Orleans Extension

Louisiana Harrah's New Orleans Caesars

Louisiana lawmakers are divided on the best way to proceed in extending the contract for Harrah’s New Orleans, the state’s lone land-based commercial casino. On Wednesday night, the Louisiana Senate amended House Bill 553 to increase Caesars Entertainment’s annual payment to the state from $60 million to $80 million. Caesars is the parent company to…Read More

NCAA to Allow Championships in States With Legal Sports Betting, But Las Vegas Final Four Odds Long

NCAA sports betting championships

The NCAA will allow states that permit sports betting to host its championships. On Thursday, the NCAA Board of Governors announced a temporary suspension of the association’s rules that bar collegiate championships from being hosted in states that allow sports wagering. The announcement allows Nevada, which already has full-fledged sports betting, to host events such…Read More

FOBT Maximum Bet Cut From £100 to £2 by UK Government

FOBT limits UK

Bookmakers in the United Kingdom woke up to a worst-case scenario on Thursday, as government officials announced that they would impose a £2 ($2.70) maximum bet on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT). The FOBT limits have been a long time coming, but the extent of the limits wasn’t officially announced until Thursday. Bookies were hopeful…Read More

Senate Passes Net Neutrality Measure, as More States Consider Online Gaming and Sports Betting Laws

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Democrats in the United States Senate want net neutrality, but despite passing a measure this week, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal that goes into place next month will likely remain intact. After being appointed by President Donald Trump last year, FCC Chairman Ajut Pai announced the agency would be repealing internet rules implemented during…Read More

Tribal Casino Operators Cautiously Support Federal Sports Betting Ban Repeal

tribal casino sports betting PASPA

Numerous tribal casino operators say they want in on the game of sports betting after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) repealed the longstanding federal ban this week. On Monday, SCOTUS issued its opinion that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is out of bounds with the Constitution on…Read More

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

Adam Silver NBA sports betting PASPA

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

Connecticut Tribal Operators to Compete for Future Japanese Casino

Japanese casino

Connecticut’s two tribal operators, the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots, may be collaborating on a proposed casino in the north of their home state, but when it comes to Japan, they will be going head to head in what is likely to be a fierce bidding process for a very limited number of licenses. Representatives…Read More