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Los Angeles Rams Running Back Wins Over $500k Playing Poker in Las Vegas

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Ronnie Rivers, 24, won $514,837 playing three-card poker while in town to celebrate his and his mother’s birthday. Local television station KTNV reported that Rivers produced a royal flush between his three cards and the dealer's three cards to secure the “Mega Progressive Jackpot.”
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02/07/2023
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New York Governor Will Use Casino Tax Revenue to Help Transportation Crisis

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Hochul shared her intent Wednesday during the reveal of a 2024 budget plan. The MTA, which includes the state subway and bus transits, is down roughly 40% on pre-pandemic levels, and could receive an extra $1.3 billion in attention.
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02/03/2023
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Finally Launches in Three Local Casinos

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor helped launch the new legal sports betting market after being previously approved as operators. Massachusetts is now the 33rd state with a legal and live sports betting ecosystem.
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02/02/2023
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GeoComply Seeks Injunction Against Competitor XPoint Over Alleged IP Breach

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
XPoint services is being accused of also using geolocation services to supply data to gaming entities. GeoComply first raised the issue with its smaller competitor four months ago and submitted its latest request last Friday.
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02/01/2023
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Expert Warns of Problems of Gambling Addiction Ahead of Super Bowl LVII

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Legal sportsbooks accepted over $80 billion in wagers thanks to marquee events like the World Cup, as well as several states passing legislation allowing bettors to access betting sites. That was par for the course, as 36 states have now legalized sports betting since it became possible in 2018.
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01/27/2023
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Vermont Lawmakers Nearly Ready to Propose Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
As 36 states continue to embrace their legal gambling markets, Vermont is now weighing up whether or not it will move to join the growing list of states with sports betting services. The state’s legislature is already meeting and expected to introduce a bill before the week ends.
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01/26/2023
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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Supports Legalization of Texas Sports Betting

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Many states around America—36 to be exact (plus Washington D.C.)—already have legal sports betting markets. Texas, however, remains one of the few states that have not kept up with the times. Jones is encouraging lawmakers to consider the positives that would come from reversing the precedent.
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01/19/2023
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New York Sports Betting Bill Would Increase Operators, Cut Tax Rates

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
Under the framework of [the] bill, New York would have at least 14 online operators up and running by the end of January 2024, and no less than 16 by the same time a year later. There would also be a tax cut for operators.
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01/18/2023
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Hawaii Lawmakers’ Sports Betting Bill Blocks Industry Giants like FanDuel

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
The group of policymakers has proposed a bill that would allow sports betting and poker in Oahu, the most-populated Hawaiian island, but bans the top operators in the industry from joining the market. This means that FanDuel, DraftKings, and other gambling giants would be locked out.
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01/15/2023
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New RICO Suit Against Wynn Resorts Owner Steve Wynn Dropped in Court

Grant MitchellBy: Grant Mitchell
The lawsuit was levied by Angelica Limcaco, an ex-salon manager at Wynn Las Vegas. She previously sued him in 2018 for alleged sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately rejected the woman’s case.
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01/15/2023
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