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Ohio Gaming

article Ohio Introduces Bill To Legalize Sports Betting in Senate (7/14/2018)
(Ohio) -- A bipartisan bill to legalize sports betting in Ohio was introduced to the state’s senate on Thursday. Introduced by Senators John Eklund (Republican)...
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Virginia Gaming

article General Assembly could see efforts to allow sports gambling, official says (7/14/2018)
(Virginia) -- A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that paved the way for legal sports gambling could unleash a flurry of legislative proposals to secure Virginia a cut...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau legislators unanimously pass local casino staff ban proposal (7/13/2018)
(Macau) -- In Macau, yesterday reportedly saw legislators unanimously pass a proposed government-backed measure that would prohibit the city’s 24,453 employed...
article Legislative Assembly passes bill banning Macau casino workers from gaming floors (7/12/2018)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Legislative Assembly has approved a draft bill banning local casino workers from entering Macau casinos outside of working hours.
article Macau lawmakers pass casino staff bet ban on first read (7/12/2018)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Legislative Assembly unanimously approved on Thursday – in a first-reading session – a government-backed bill proposing a ban on...
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South Africa Gaming

article New casino bill draws mixed reaction from South Africa gambling operators (7/13/2018)
(South Africa) -- Lawmakers in South Africa are considering the relocation of the country’s casinos to the newly established Trade Bay and eastern region, much to...
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Sports Betting

article Ohio Introduces Bill To Legalize Sports Betting in Senate (7/13/2018)
(Ohio) -- A bipartisan bill to legalize sports betting in Ohio was introduced to the state’s senate on Thursday. Introduced by Senators John Eklund (Republican)...
article Sports betting bill introduced in Ohio legislature (7/13/2018)
(Ohio) -- State lawmakers have begun planning for passage of a yet to be defined proposal to legalize sports betting. The first of several anticipated bills on the...
article U.S. Sports Betting in 2018: Timeline of State and Sportsbook Developments (7/2/2018)
(USA) -- This has been a historic year for legal sports betting in the United States as the long-awaited Supreme Court decision in Murphy v NCAA erased a 26-year-long...
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Federal Recognition

article Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (7/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing on Capitol Hill as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex...
article House Panel Pushes Forward Little Shell Recognition Bill [sub req] (7/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Natural Resources on Wednesday easily passed a proposed bill that would give the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of...
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Japan Gaming

article Floods Wreaking Havoc with Japan’s Resort Casino Bill (7/12/2018)
(Japan) -- A bill to legalize resort casinos in Japan has been under debate for a long time and the process has been disrupted on numerous occasions due to various...
article IR bill in Japan under final deliberations (7/10/2018)
(Japan) -- The countdown timer continues towards the end of the extended session for Japan’s Parliament. The legislators will break on July 22, and several...
article Japan Flood Disaster Threatens to Derail Casino Bill for 2018 (7/10/2018)
(Japan) -- Japan’s Upper House is deliberating on a bill that will establish a framework for the nation’s impending casino sector. Lawmakers need to find...
article Japan passes gambling addiction bill, begins IR bill deliberations (7/9/2018)
(Japan) -- Japan’s Upper House has voted into law the Basic Bill on Gambling Addiction Countermeasures, paving the way for final deliberations on the long-awaited...
article Japan Integrated Resorts Bill Now Has Full Support From Shinzo Abe and Coalition Partner (7/6/2018)
(Japan) -- The Japan Integrated Resorts Implementation Bill (IRIB) will be passed in the next month now that key officials, including Shinzo Abe and the Komeito party,...
article Upper house starts debate on casino bill (7/6/2018)
(Japan) -- The House of Councillors began talks at a plenary meeting Friday on a bill to open up to three casino-featuring integrated resorts in the country.
article Japan IR Casino Bill Creates Gaming Monopolies and Hinders Competition, Says Analysts (6/25/2018)
(Japan) -- Financial analysts have determined that the Japan IR casino bill will prevent the country from reaping the full benefits of authorizing commercial gambling.
article Lower house nods Japan IR Implementation Bill (6/19/2018)
(Japan) -- The House of Representatives, the lower chamber of Japan’s parliament, passed on Tuesday the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill.
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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado Sports Betting Likely Years Away From Legalization (7/10/2018)
(Colorado) -- Colorado was at the forefront of recreational marijuana legalization. It won’t have that same role for sports betting.
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Navajo Nation

article Farm bill passes with provisions to protect Native American resources (7/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Office of the President and Vice President commended the New Mexico senators for securing provisions in the Farm Bill that will help protect...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee seeks lobbyist to support bills backing tribe land in trust (7/9/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The town is looking to hire a lobbyist in an attempt to bolster federal legislation aimed at ending an ongoing legal challenge to the Mashpee...
article Tribal support grows for Mashpee legislation (6/30/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Support for legislation to have the federal government take land in trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has grown in recent months as the tribe and...
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Florida Gaming

article Florida to vote on future gambling expansion (7/6/2018)
(Florida) -- Voters in the US state of Florida will decide in November whether to take future decisions on gambling expansion in the state from the legislature.
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Ruffey Rancheria

article Federal bill to reinstate Siskiyou-area tribe draws fire (7/5/2018)
(California) -- A controversial bill to reinstate federal tribal recognition to a long defunct Siskiyou County American Indian rancheria is stalled in the House of...
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Delaware Gaming

article Delaware House passes casino relief bill (6/30/2018)
(Delaware) -- The Delaware House passed legislation aimed at providing relief for the state’s troubled racino industry. A substitute for Senate Bill 144adjusts the...
article Tax relief for Delaware casinos gets final approval (6/30/2018)
(Delaware) -- Senate lawmakers have given final approval to a tax cut for Delaware's three casinos, which are struggling amid increased competition from neighboring...
article Casino relief compromise clears Delaware House (6/28/2018)
(Delaware) -- A compromise bill passed the state House Thursday. The original legislation sponsored by State Sen. Brian Bushweller (D-Dover) called for a 2 percnet drop...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut Sports Betting Legalization Still Up In The Air (6/27/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Sports betting legalization has not been easy for some states, even when there is political will to do so. Just ask Connecticut. Connecticut was one of...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan lawmakers adjourn without passing sports betting law (6/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- Michigan adjourned its legislative session this week without legalising sports betting, but there's still hope for the bill to become law by the end of...
article Michigan Lawmakers Adjourn Without Passing Sports Betting Legislation (6/27/2018)
(Michigan) -- While lawmakers in Michigan tried to pass sports betting legislation before the summer session came to an end, the legislature adjourned without a bill...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Voters in November will decide whether to legalize fantasy sports; here's how it would work (6/24/2018)
(Louisiana) -- In the 1980s, baseball fans started mimicking team owners by gathering with friends to pick players from any active roster to create their own teams in an...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Penn State, Pitt Among Those Voicing Concerns Over Pennsylvania Sports Betting Law (6/24/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn State University, the largest college in Pennsylvania, is telling state lawmakers their sports betting law needs reworked before allowing casinos...
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Trump Adminstration

article Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (6/23/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Some conservative House Republicans bucked their party’s leaders Thursday and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill,...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Rhode Island legalizes sports betting, gets 51 percent of revenues (6/22/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent...
article With sports betting, Rhode Island roars by Connecticut, again (6/21/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- Put another check by another box on the Connecticut vs. Rhode Island score card, on the Rhode Island side. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, who long...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi Gaming Commission approves sports betting (6/21/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Whether you like baseball, football, basketball or even hockey, it's all now legal to bet on in Mississippi. Thursday morning, the Mississippi...
article Sports betting rules OK'd for Mississippi casinos (6/21/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Sports fanatics may soon be able to gamble on their favorite teams at Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos following a unanimous decision...
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New York Gaming

article New York sports betting: Deadline passes with no new law (6/21/2018)
(New York) -- New York lawmakers failed to pass a new sports betting bill by Wednesday's deadline, leaving state gaming officials with an outdated law to set...
article State Legislature fails to act on sports gambling (6/21/2018)
(New York) -- The state Legislature adjourned Wednesday night without taking any action to legalize sports betting in New York state. Separate bills introduced this year...
article New York sports betting: Deadline passes with no new law (6/21/2018)
(New York) -- New York lawmakers failed to pass a new sports betting bill by Wednesday's deadline, leaving state gaming officials with an outdated law to set...
article In Albany, Legislature moving to close session, with major deals dying (6/19/2018)
(New York) -- At a time when one of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature Buffalo Billion programs is the subject of a corruption trial, efforts to restore oversight of...
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West Virginia Gaming

article W. Va. Lottery Commission meets to set rules for sports betting at state casinos (6/21/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Hopeful of taking wagers in time for football season, the West Virginia Lottery Commission staged an emergency meeting Thursday to set the rules...
article West Virginia Lottery Commission sets sports betting rules (6/21/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The rules for sports betting in West Virginia were approved Thursday in an emergency meeting of the West Virginia Lottery Commission. The commission...
article WV Lottery Commission establishes rules for sports betting (6/21/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Lottery Commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, following an emergency meeting Thursday. West Virginia Lottery...
article Checking In On West Virginia’s Sports Betting Plans and Launch (6/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Last we checked in on West Virginia sports betting, Governor Jim Justice forced a meeting between professional and collegiate sports league and team...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks (6/20/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for...
article Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks (6/19/2018)
(Canada) -- Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Kentucky Lawmakers Form Panel To Write Sports Betting Bill (6/19/2018)
(Kentucky) -- A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers is writing a bill to legalize and regulate sports betting in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month...
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New Jersey Gaming

article North Jersey casinos still a possibility (6/19/2018)
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City's gaming industry is riding a hot streak this month with the arrival of legalized sports betting and the impending opening of two...
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Other News

article Salmon protection bill championed by Herrera Beutler passes House (7/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill with strong Pacific Northwest support allowing culls of sea lion populations to preserve salmon populations received strong approval in the U...
article Call to legalise gambling in India (7/6/2018)
(India) -- India could open up to legalised gambling if the country’s Law Commission has its way.
article Goa Chief Minister changes tune on amending Goa Gambling Act (7/6/2018)
(India) -- The Chief Minister of the Indian coastal state of Goa has back-flipped on an earlier call to amend the Goa Public Gambling Act in order to better control...
article Native American Legislative Update (7/4/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways...
article Bill to protect salmon from sea lions passes U.S. House (6/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on...
article Dutch Senate to Finally Debate Online Gambling and Holland Casino Privatization Bills (6/25/2018)
(Netherlands) -- The Dutch Senate might finally begin discussions on several bills that aim to introduce significant changes to both the online and land-based sectors of...
article Sea lion removal bill makes headway (6/24/2018)
(Oregon) -- Legislation that would make it easier for fisheries managers to kill sea lions preying on salmon, steelhead and other species is picking up speed after years...
article Murkowski introduces Alaska specific farm bill (6/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced an Arctic specific farming bill to address issues of food security, conservation and trade in...
article Reps Introduce Economic Development Legislation for Native Communities (6/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Hawai‘i Congresswomen Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard as well as Alaska Congressman Don Young introduced the...
article Udall Secures Major Funding for Indian Country in Interior Appropriations Bill (6/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,...
article Cole gains House committee’s support on bill to update Native American land transfers in Okla. (6/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) moved closer to achieving his goal of changing a federal law that has restricted how Native Americans in Oklahoma bequeath...
article Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (6/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to advance three Republican-sponsored Indian bills at a markup session. The bills were originally...
article Senate unveils farm bill, hopes for quick approval (6/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Senate Ag Committee introduced its 2018 Farm Bill on Friday that’s expected to be voted on by the panel this week and possibly reach...
article Romeo Saganash's Indigenous rights bill passes in the House of Commons (5/31/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A private member's bill aimed at ensuring Canada's laws are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has...
article Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, earning thanks from environmentalists (5/30/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed a legislative attempt to put the brakes on regulations that could force the mining industry and municipal wastewater...
article Rutledge yields, OKs ballot issues on minimum wage, casinos and legislative redistricting (5/23/2018)
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court got Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's attention at last today with its order that she comply with the law and either...
article OP/ED: Tribes focus on the Farm Bill, Agriculture (5/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Tribes in the heartland have focused on the opportunities presented by the farm bill in a more organized way than ever before. To help Native...
article Italy’s Government Proposes New Potentially Damaging Gambling Bill (5/21/2018)
(Italy) -- Italy seems to be well on its way to introduce new regulations to its gambling field on its pursuit to provide the players with better protection. It was...
article South Carolina's Native American tribes aim to protect their legacy with new legislation (5/20/2018)
(South Carolina) -- Who is considered an American Indian in South Carolina? The state of South Carolina has just put limits on who falls into the category of recognized...
article Florida Greyhound Racing Association Moves to Have Dog Racing Ban Struck from Ballot (5/18/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida Greyhound Racing Association (FGRA) has sued to have a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing wiped from the November...

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