More States Consider Introducing Legal Sports Betting

More States Consider Introducing Legal Sports Betting

by Ken Edwards, 06 December 2018 Last week’s ICE Sports Betting USA conference in Manhattan was dominated by discussions on the swift and momentous changes in U.S. gaming legalization in the last few months. Nothing has changed the landscape more than the landmark May 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of New Jersey
Missouri Legislators Try Again for Legal Sports Betting

Missouri Legislators Try Again for Legal Sports Betting

Feel free to add Missouri to the growing list of states set to consider sports betting legislation in the 2019 legislative-season. Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Nevada and West Virginia have already begun their sports betting operations, and many other states are queueing-up to become among the next
Kansas Lawmakers Beginning Legal Sports Betting Discussions

Kansas Lawmakers Beginning Legal Sports Betting Discussions

By Ken Edwards, 03 December 2018 Kansas legislators are anticipated to begin discussion on the topic of sports betting legalization in the Sunflower State to take advantage of the landmark US Supreme Court’s ruling under which the federal ban on sports-betting was lifted. Eight states across-the-nation have already begun with their legalized sports betting operations. Kansas is
Congressman Urges DOJ to Weigh in on Sports Betting

Congressman Urges DOJ to Weigh in on Sports Betting

By Ken Edwards, 29 November 2018 A U.S. Republican Congressman out of Wisconsin, Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), believes the states don’t have the understanding, skills, nor intelligence to decide on their own sports betting legislation and make informed decisions. This month, Congressman Sensenbrenner penned a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, requesting Federal Department of Justice (DOJ)
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New York Residents Flock to New Jersey for Legal Sports Betting

Since New Jersey’s first sportsbooks opened in August 2018, residents of the Big Apple have been making the short trip across the Hudson by car, ferry, PATH subway, bus or shuttle (in short, anyway they can) in droves to place a legal sports bet. Some even just ride a bicycle halfway across the George Washington
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NHL Goes All in on Sports Betting – Signs MGM Deal

The NHL has recently become only the second major North American league to announce an official sports betting partner. Like the NBA before it, the NHL is joining forces with MGM Resorts on a non-binding, non-exclusive deal that includes access to the Hockey League’s official data and player statistics.
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Murky Future for DFS after NY Court rules it illegal

The New York Supreme Court has flung the future of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in the state into disarray. After a ruling by the court that constitutes DFS as illegal gambling in the state, the future for the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings in New York is uncertain at
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NY Jets, 888 & MGM Sign Landmark Sports Betting Deals

By Ken Edwards, 11 November 2018 Only days after the New Jersey Devils signed a sports betting agreement with British bookmaker, William Hill, the NFL’s New York Jets have completed joint gaming deals with MGM and Casino. After many years at loggerheads with the state of New Jersey over the legalization sports betting, the
Should the Federal Gov’t Regulate U.S. Sports Betting

Should the Federal Gov’t Regulate U.S. Sports Betting?

By Ken Edwards, 11 October 2018 The Supreme Court decision earlier this year striking down the federal sports betting ban, didn’t automatically legalize sports betting in all 50 states. Instead, it allowed each one to create its own laws, if it chooses to do so. In that legislative landscape, the Federal Government may look to
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West Virginia Ready to Launch Online Sports Betting

Way ahead of schedule, West Virginia’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is preparing to launch their live online mobile betting app in the coming weeks. While crowds have flocked to take part in legal West Virginian sports betting onsite at the casino, the launch of the mobile app