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Kentucky’s Gambling Expansion Plans Begin to Take Shape

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Considered to be the world’s horse racing capital, the state of Kentucky may just be on the verge of expanding its gaming portfolio thanks to expansion efforts that have sprouted from all corners of the statehouse for the 2019 legislative session. As it stands, a number of online poker, casino gambling, and sports betting-related bills […]

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The Super Bowl and Sports Betting in the United States

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It is estimated that Americans will wager about $6 billion on Super Bowl LIII Sunday on the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots which is the very first NFL championship game to be played since the Supreme Court legalized sports betting in May last year. With the newly regulated sports betting market in a […]

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Tasmanian Regulator Goes After Video Game Loot Boxes

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Loot boxes in video games are continuing to raise eyebrows in different places across the world with several regulators beginning to take a keen interest in determining whether the controversial practice is indeed akin to gambling. Owing to different definitions of gambling in different jurisdictions, there have been varying opinions on the matter but one […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Proposes Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

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In May 2018 something remarkable happened in the worlds of sports and gambling. After about 26 years within which sports betting was legal in all states but Nevada and a handful of other venues, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the law that made bookmaking illegal. […]

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New DOJ Opinion Reverses U.S. Online Gambling Interpretation

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According to the United States Department of Justice, all internet gambling is illegal. On Monday, a November 2018 opinion that reversed the 2011 opinion on the Wire Act was made public – the 2011 opinion established that the law was only applicable to sports betting. The Department of Justice now says that the 2011 opinion […]

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Integrity Fees in the Esports Landscape

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The concept of integrity fees is a topic that is deeply vexed in sports betting particularly in relation to United States-based pro sports leagues such as the NFL, and the MLB. Despite the fact that the notion or idea of integrity fees has been attracting a lot of attention alongside the proliferation of sports betting […]

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Michigan’s Online Gambling Industry Is About to Go Live

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December 21, 2018, marked the final approval of HB 4926 by both the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. Introduced by Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden, the bill includes provisions for the legalization of full real money online gaming in the state – online sports betting also happens to be in the mix. All […]

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DOJ Reportedly Preparing to Revise Opinion on The Wire Act

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The United States’ Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an opinion that is likely to reverse the opinion that the Wire Act applies to only sports betting and instead have all forms of online gambling included. This apparent reversal of the 2011 Office of Legal Counsel opinion could come down this week but its content […]

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How NBA Sports Betting Could Pan Out In 2019

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Betting has been a major topic of discussion since before the United States Supreme Court abolished the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and lifted the federal ban on sports betting in May. A number of states have followed through with their own legislation to regulate their respective sports betting markets but not many […]

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Sports Betting Brings €300 Million to Europe

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Sports betting is one of the main pillars of the gambling industry. And now, it’s estimated that Europe reaps €300 million every year supporting the activity in its legal form. Bet Like a European Sports betting is only burgeoning in the United States, but the industry in the country is already expected to overtake any […]

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