Saturday, September 19, 2020

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US gaming scrambles to cut losses through Covid-19 lockdown

US Casinos Gaming COVID-19
From lobbying for online legislation to simulated sports and other novelty markets - how much can US casinos salvage from a cessation of sports and the near comprehensive shutdown of their land-based linchpins?

New York court says fantasy sports law unconstitutional

US Fantasy Sports
The New York Supreme Court has shot down the daily fantasy sports mantra that it’s more a game of skill than chance - placing it back in the penal code for prohibition.   Daily fantasy sports is once again prohibited in the state of New York, after judges ruled it had been illegally authorised by the legislature back in 2016. The abrupt...

Nasdaq, Football Index to trade ‘shares’ in sports players

Nasdaq exchange Football Index
The Nasdaq exchange group has teamed up with Football Index to offer arm-chair investors the chance to trade shares in football players.

Will Hill goes native in New Mexico

William Hill team up New Mexico
William Hill has teamed up with a Native American tribe to tap into new territories in the South West. The British bookmaker’s US division has formed..

What’s stopping US sportsbetting going national?

US Sportsbetting Supreme Court
A year on from the Supreme Court ruling that permitted state-legislators to legalise sportsbetting, a number of southern and far-western states are still..

The US bills that did and didn’t make it this June

Sports Betting USA bills
New Hampshire and Maine both manage to push legal sports betting over the line in the final moments of the spring session. But New York fails once again..

Justice thwarted by New Hampshire court dismissal

Wire Act New Hampshire Court Dismissal
The US Department of Justice says it won’t enforce its controversial Wire Act opinion until at least 2020, after a judge in New Hampshire threw it out of court

NJ sues Justice over Adelson link to Wire Act opinion

NJ Sues Justice lawsuit Sheldon Adelson
The state of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Justice, for failing to comply with an FOI request that all communications..

Five states, 30 million Americans to join US betting market

US Sports Betting
Five more states have legalised sports betting in the US, since only the start of May, giving another 30 million people access to white market providers.

Illinois approves eleventh hour gambling expansion

Illinois gambling expansion approval
A concerted legislative push driven by newly-elected Governor Jay B Pritzker, saw Illinois’ spring session head into overtime, where a last minute gambling expansion..

New York pulls mobile betting from 2020 budget

New York Andrew Cuomo
New York legislators pulled the plug on mobile betting from the state’s budget for 2020, but will move ahead with plans for over the counter betting.   The state had widely been accepted to take a progressive stance on the issue, despite the Governor, Andrew Cuomo, repeatedly speaking out against mobile betting - and reminding that the 2013 statute that paved...

Intralot celebrates WyoLotto success

INTRALOT, WYOLOTTO
Intralot has congratulated its partners at Wyoming Lottery Corporation on surpassing $5.4m in local treasury transfers in FY2019. This is the highest annual transfer total to the State Treasurer’s Office since WyoLotto launched in August 2014. This comes in addition to the recent Sharon Sharp Award that WyoLotto received for being the lottery that achieved the highest percentage increase in...

DoJ vacillates on Wire Act opinion as deputy AG resigns

Wire Act DoJ
As the US Department of Justice further complicates its own interpretation of the Wire Act, a federal judge predicts the case could follow PASPA to..

Less than two months until AASBS 2019

AASBS AWARDS
The much anticipated All American Sports Betting Summit is less than two months away. This landmark event will be taking place from 18-19 June 2019 at the monumental Monmouth Park racetrack in New Jersey, USA. At AASBS you will gain insight on the following key areas: Creating a harmonised regulatory environment across regulated states In a new industry such as sports betting...

New media to create more than just ‘transactional’ platforms

ICE North America New Media PASPA
Sports media panelists at an ICE North America webinar discuss how PASPA’s repeal can revive sports engagement among an impatient younger demographic..

Connecticut committee approves sports betting bill

Connecticut Sports Betting Bill
The Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee has approved a bill submitted by its own chairman Joe Verrengia regulating online and land-based sports betting in the state.

Paddy Power rebrands as Flutter for US push

Paddy Power USA rebrand Flutter
After reporting another strong year of growth and major strides into the US market, Paddy Power Betfair says it will be rebrand to Flutter Entertainment

DraftKings secures 12-state access with Caesars

DraftKings, secures, state access, Caesars
In some of the 12 states that Caesars currently operates casinos, the deal gives DraftKings exclusive rights, but Caesars will still be able to offer its own-branded sports betting and online casino apps.

GLI at ICE 2019: Ready and waiting for opportunities in America and beyond

GLI, ICE, opportunities, America, usa, latin markets
With the US market expanding and Latin American jurisdictions moving forward as well, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI ) has been thoroughly preparing to help deliver its clients to market quickly and efficiently. Speaking to iGaming…

Michigan keeps betting aflame despite chilling DoJ opinion

Michigan, betting, usa, DoJ, opinion
Michigan state representative, Brandt Iden, and author of the recently vetoed Lawful Internet Gaming Act, explains why he’s undeterred by last month’s legal spanner from the Department of Justice - and will be introducing updated legislation before the spring.

Governor Chris Christie to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame at Betting on Sports America

Governor Chris Christie, Sports Betting Hall of Fame,
Governor Chris Christie is to be recognised by the sports betting industry for the pioneering role that he played in widening the scope for sports betting in the US. During his time as State Governor for New Jersey, Christie was instrumental in...

Assessing the implications of January’s DoJ bombshell

wire act, usa
Two weeks since US gaming was rattled by yet another reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, lawyers and lawmakers offer their initial predictions on who’s likely to be affected and how hard. ANTHONY CABOT... ON DAILY FANTASY SPORTS VERSUS MOBILE WAGERING

Investors cool on Wire Act confusion

Wire Act, doj, investors, usa
The DoJ’s reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act could impact lotteries, poker and mobile sports betting, lawyers say - but is likely to spend several years in court before being enforced. American gaming stocks have returned to trend after a new opinion…

DC approves betting, drops ball on mobile

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Washington DC, Charles Dickens’ City of Magnificent Intentions, has become the eighth US state to legalise sports betting after a council vote almost unanimously approved a bill there, 11-2. The Sports Wagering Lottery…

Feds seek to contain US betting with ‘unprecedented’ bill

federal government, usa, donald trump, congress, bill
The first federal sports betting bill was finally filed in December that would give the central government unprecedented power to decide - case-by-case - which states could pass new gaming laws. A bipartisan sports betting bill entered congress…

Channelisation will be vital to integrity in a post-PASPA USA

PASPA, USA, Sportradar, sportsbetting
In the fight to make a success of the US’s burgeoning sportsbetting regime, one of the major challenges will be finding ways to channel the hordes of existing punters away from the black market and towards the regulated space. This is essential not only for consumer…

Pennsylvania’s online permits prove popular, despite hefty fines

Pennsylvania, online permits, USA, fines
Having signed its gaming reform package almost a year ago, Pennsylvania has finally begun issuing licences for online and sports betting. And despite the controversy over globally high tax rates - operators are already lining up to purchase the eight figure permits. ...

Inspired and IWG join forces to expand US lottery operations

INSPIRED, PARTNERSHIP, usa, lottery, iwg
Inspired Gaming has announced a partnership with lottery game developer IWG to provide North American lottery operators with instant win virtual sports titles. Following a successful integration of VS products by Inspired into the New Jersey

RotoQL: Giving sports fans a bettor perspective

RotoQL
A growing number of Americans are now allowed to bet on sports - but many of them still won’t know how. Justin Parks, CEO of RotoQL, says his consumer-facing data services can help bridge the gap - giving consumers the confidence to play for the long term.

Is federal oversight coming to US sports betting?

Capitol Hill
With talk of federal sports betting law doing the rounds on Capitol Hill, Michael Pollock, MD of Spectrum Gaming, and Jeremy Kleiman, NJ- based gaming lawyer at Saiber, discuss who might benefit from a congressional intervention - and why we won’t see one soon.

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