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Churchill Downs

article Regulators OK Churchill Downs' purchase, but say not enough women, minorities in ownership (6/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc. completed its $326 million acquisition of a majority stake in Rivers Casino in Des Plaines despite state gambling...
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Food Sovereignty

article New Laws Deliver Landmark Protections for Sustenance Fishing and Clean Rivers (6/21/2019)
(Maine) -- Maine’s tribes will receive long-sought water quality protections for sustenance fishing under a bill signed into law by Governor Janet Mills today....
article Law will give blueberry growers more say on commission (6/18/2019)
(Maine) -- A bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Alley (D-Beals) to give blueberry growers an equal role on the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine was signed into law by...
article Approved Pesticides in Brazil Spike Under New Administration (6/12/2019)
(Brazil) -- More than a hundred new pesticides were approved in Brazil since its new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office in January of this year. According...
article Stockton Springs to vote on five ordinance amendments, one new ordinance (6/6/2019)
(Maine) -- Voters of Stockton Springs will be tasked with voting on five proposed ordinance amendments this summer and one newly proposed ordinance.
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Court Rules Indian Tribe Cannot Regulate Hemp Production (Yet) (6/20/2019)
(Indian Country) -- As we’ve written about several times, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp but specified that it must be done pursuant to a state or tribal plan,...
article Canada ‘Blew’ Its Chance to Be the World’s Pot Leader (6/10/2019)
(Canada) -- Canada “blew it” on cannabis legalization and is rapidly losing ground to the U.S. as a result, according to the founder of one of the top...
article Federal Agency Changes On The Horizon For Hemp And Hemp-Derived Products - Including CBD (6/7/2019)
(USA) -- Two recent announcements from the federal government may indicate a loosening of restrictions regarding hemp and hemp-derived products. First, the...
article Hemp farmer sues MN over crop crackdown, says state broke its own rules (6/6/2019)
(California) -- An industrial hemp farmer from southern Minnesota says state officials are trying to destroy his multimillion-dollar business without due process or...
article USDA Issues Opinion on the Transportation of Hemp (6/1/2019)
(Washington) -- On May 28, 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (the “USDA”) issued a Legal Opinion on Authorities for Hemp Production. The...
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DraftKings

article New Jersey fines DraftKings for self-exclusion, ‘cooling off’ failures (6/19/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy sports cum sports betting / online casino operator DraftKings has been fined by New Jersey regulators for violating rules on protecting...
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Iowa Gaming

article Sports betting brings new regulatory fees for casinos (6/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- The implementation of legalized sports betting in the state will cost each of the state-licensed casinos a little more for state regulation. Iowa Racing and...
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Massachusetts Gaming

press release The Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Request for Response Seeking Research Services (6/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission just released a Request for Response (RFR) to solicit bid proposals for research services to support the MGC, the...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article Anglers get unexpected crack at Idaho spring chinook (6/14/2019)
(Idaho) -- In a surprise move, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened spring chinook salmon fishing on a portion of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River east of...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore Boston Harbor receives commission approval for launch (6/13/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Less than a year after the debut of the Commonwealth’s first full-scale casino, Wynn Resorts has been given the green light by the Massachusetts...
article Massachusetts Gaming Commission Completes Installation and Inspection of Encore Boston Harbor’s Slot Machines and Table Games (6/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As Encore Boston Harbor nears official grand opening, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has completed the installation and inspection of the...
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Sports Betting & Tribes

article New Mexico Offers Template For Tribal Casino Sports Betting (6/12/2019)
(New Mexico) -- To date, New Mexico is the only state with tribal sports betting up and running. Most sports wagering legislation so far has completely neglected tribal...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City: operators, regulators and officials seek to review casino regulations (6/11/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Addressing a New Jersey state Senate committee last week about the need for a comprehensive review of the industry rules, casino operators, gaming...
article Atlantic City casinos, gaming regulators support review of industry (6/10/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The continuing threat of increased competition and the finite amount of available gambling dollars means now is the time to review existing casino...
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Mascot Issue

article Pause or proceed? Hillsborough school board to discuss Native American mascot changes (6/11/2019)
(Florida) -- The debate over Native American school mascots in Hillsborough County will take center stage at a school board meeting Tuesday, and some board members say...
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National Indian Gaming Commission

press release NIGC: Amendment to Settlement Agreement 18-03 - Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (6/11/2019)
(Wyoming) -- This Amendment to Settlement Agreement 18-03 is entered into and by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, through its duly authorized representative, and by the...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey Casino Control Commission approves Tropicana deal (6/11/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Almost eight months after the sale of Tropicana Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts, state gaming regulators approved the deal. On Tuesday, the Casino...
article Murphy administration pushes for review of casino regulations during Senate hearing (6/6/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The governor's special counsel to Atlantic City testified Thursday in front of a state Senate committee to push for a re-examination of casino...
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Indiana Gaming

article How Will the New Sports Betting Law Work in Indiana (6/10/2019)
(Indiana) -- With legalization underway in Indiana, let’s take a closer look at what gamblers can expect from the new law. What can residents expect when betting...
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Mobile Gaming

article Apple’s Crackdown On Gambling Apps: ‘It’s Going To Hurt A Lot Of People’ (6/10/2019)
(USA) -- Apple dropped a bombshell last week when it announced iOS gambling apps now have to be built natively rather than as HTML container apps. Building and...
article Following FTC complaint, Google rolls out new policies around kids’ apps on Google Play (5/29/2019)
(California) -- Google announced this morning a new set of developer policies aimed at providing additional protections for children and families seeking out kid-...
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Sports Leagues

article No Syracuse sports bets for you: NY to bar wagers on in-state schools (6/10/2019)
(New York) -- In Pennsylvania, where sports betting became legal last fall, bettors can place a wager on in-state schools Penn State to win the Rose Bowl or Villanova to...
article NBA Stars Can't Fudge How Tall They Are in Era of Sports Betting (6/6/2019)
(New York) -- The NBA is done telling tall tales. The league is exploring ways to ensure that all of its players are as tall -- or as short -- as they claim to be,...
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Crown Ltd

article Melco’s Lawrence Ho welcomes Australian scrutiny over Crown deal (6/7/2019)
(Australia) -- To Australia gaming regulators wanting to delve deep into the background of Melco Resorts Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho, he says, “bring it.”...
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First Nations

article Sask. artifact rules violate international law, says professor (6/7/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The failure to notify First Nations of a rare artifact discovery in central Saskatchewan violates international law, says an academic. The bigger...
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article New Nevada law will require casinos to file emergency plans (6/7/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada's governor has signed a bill requiring casinos to file annual emergency response plans with the state.
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Wire Act

article Gaming officials dispute industry chilling effect of Trump DOJ online gaming rule (6/7/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The state’s top gaming officials disputed the notion of a “chilling effect” stemming from the U.S. Department of Justice’s ruling...
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Nevada Gaming

article Sisolak signs bill increasing oversight of casinos’ emergency response plans (6/6/2019)
(Nevada) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a bill strengthening the law requiring casinos to file emergency response plans in the wake of the Route 91 Harvest festival...
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Sports Betting

article "I don't see how federal sports betting regulation would be better" (6/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- After his participation in three panels of the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking last week in Las Vegas, Robert tells Yogonet...
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Online Gaming

article Apple’s New Rules for Apps Could Cost Bookmakers Money (6/5/2019)
(USA) -- Apple has created a new rule for its App Store, calling for all new apps to be native to the company’s software, causing headaches for betting and iGaming...
article YouTube Cracks Down On Videos Promoting Legal Online Poker (6/4/2019)
(Internet) -- Poker content creators woke up to an unhappy surprise last week. YouTube is cracking down on videos promoting online gambling, specifically targeting some...
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West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia latest state to announce sports betting delay (6/5/2019)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia lottery officials have announced its sports betting app will be delayed, due to the lengthy process it will take to ensure compliance...
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Mining & Drilling

article Montana Tribe Rips Trump Administration Over Federal Coal Leasing (6/3/2019)
(Montana) -- Reuters reported that a Montana tribe last week blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing...
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Oneida Nation

article NIGC supports sports gambling at New York’s tribal casinos (6/3/2019)
(New York) -- New York State is still working on how to proceed with sports gambling, and support for the activity continues to grow. Commercial casinos have already...
article Scientific Games and Oneida deal moves forward (6/3/2019)
(New York) -- Scientific Games Corporation has reported an update in its deal alongside the Oneida Indian Nation, first announced earlier this year relating to the...
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White Earth

article White Earth to establish independent Gaming Commission (6/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Tribal Council voted unanimously on May 15 to approve a new White Earth Gaming Ordinance. A key change in that ordinance is the Tribal...
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eSports

article Esports poses additional challenge to states entering legalized sports betting (6/1/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- PROFESSIONAL wrestler Eddie Guerrero is credited with coining the phrase, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” That...
article eSports Study Shows Fans Not Concerned About Match-Fixing (5/29/2019)
(Internet) -- Though the global eSports market is growing in leaps and bounds, it is still facing multiple challenges in being adopted by the US gambling market. The...
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New York Gaming

article NIGC Backs Sports Wagering at Oneida Venues in New York Even Though State Regulations Not in Place (6/1/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation — which operates three tribal casinos in New York State — got approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to move...
article Regulators near final hurdle to allow sports wagering (5/30/2019)
(New York) -- The state's rollout of sports wagering at upstate casinos isn't expected to be slowed down by the recently completed public comment period on...
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Cannabis & Casinos

article Gaming and cannabis industries remain far apart in Nevada (5/30/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Don’t expect the gaming and cannabis industries to mix anytime soon in Las Vegas. At least, not in any official sense. That was the main takeaway...
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Ohio Gaming

article DeWine favors giving sports betting to Casino Control Commission (5/30/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine has let legislative leaders know that he favors having the Ohio Casino Control Commission put in charge of regulating sports betting, rather...
article Ohio: DeWine favors giving sports betting to Casino Control Commission (5/30/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine has let legislative leaders know that he favors having the Ohio Casino Control Commission put in charge of regulating sports betting, rather...
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Japan Gaming

article Japanese Officials Concerned Country Lacks Adequate Problem Gambling Safeguards Ahead of Casino Liberalization (5/29/2019)
(Japan) -- Problem gambling is a critical concern in the minds of many in Japan, as the country inches closer to legalizing three commercial integrated casino resorts.
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Loot Boxes

article BLOG: Loot Box Bill "Riddled With Inaccuracies," Says ESA (5/29/2019)
(USA) -- A bill that would ban loot boxes has been officially introduced before the United States Senate. Now industry lobbying group the Entertainment Software...
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Other News

article Imperial Pacific makes it clear: They want online gambling in CNMI (6/21/2019)
(Saipan) -- As Saipan considers approving online gambling for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Imperial Pacific haven’t been shy to...
article Fishing Regulations On The Kuskokwim: Do They Restrict Yup'ik Culture Or Preserve it? (6/20/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Kuskokwim River has now had three fishing openings for drift gillnets, but many people in Akiak are not happy. KYUK went fishing with the mayor of Akiak...
article Global Gaming can’t operate during Swedish license appeal (6/20/2019)
(Sweden) -- Ninja Casino’s parent company has lost its bid to continue operating in Sweden while it appeals the revocation of its online gambling license.
article Online Casino regulations outside the UK (6/17/2019)
(UK) -- Let’s get straight to the facts. We know that you are here to know about the regulations outside the UK and how it is compared to the regulations in the UK...
article Apple will only allow native iOS gambling apps in App Store (6/5/2019)
(USA) -- Apple has announced that it will only allow gambling apps native to iOS to be hosted in its App Store, giving operators until September 3 to ensure their...
article DGOJ prioritises RG efforts in new three-year strategy (6/5/2019)
(Spain) -- Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has published its new three-year strategy, setting out plans to ensure the...
article New York Lawmakers Consider Aftercare Measures (5/24/2019)
(New York) -- New York lawmakers, within weeks of wrapping up their 2019 legislative session, are considering measures regarding the handling and treatment of retired...
article Maryland and Florida not going along with new horse racing regulations in California (5/24/2019)
(California) -- As the most tumultuous meeting in Santa Anita’s 85-year history creeps toward its close June 23, the one constant the past few months has been...
article Malta Gaming Authority, police team up to fight illegal gambling (5/23/2019)
(Malta) -- Illegal gambling is beginning to find itself in a very precarious position around the world. Countries are cracking down on the activity, finally realizing...
article The route to a succesful regulatory framework in Brazil (5/22/2019)
(Brazil) -- Bet Entertainment chief operating officer Alberto Alfieri sets out what he believes will ensure a thriving regulated market in Brazil, and offers a...
article UK Labour Party Pushing for Stricter Online Casino Regulation (5/22/2019)
(UK) -- Whilst the main political parties in the UK are currently trying to get their MP’s in agreement over how Brexit should move forward, the Labour Party are...
article Schleswig-Holstein Extends Validity of Current Gambling Rules (5/22/2019)
(Germany) -- The German state of Schleswig-Holstein has passed a bill that allows the current online gambling regulatory regime to remain in place until mid-2021.
article Proposed bill would ban grizzly hunts (5/22/2019)
(Wyoming) -- A new bill pending in the U.S. House of Representatives would prevent future grizzly bear hunts and increase Native American influence in bear conservation...
article Regulators from UK, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain meet in Madrid (5/21/2019)
(Spain) -- On May 8 and 9, representatives from gambling authorities of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain have met in Madrid.
article American Burying Beetle could get downgraded conservation status (5/16/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- To many, it may seem like just a bug, but the American Burying Beetle has occasionally made headlines in the arena of wildlife conservation since it was...
article Rivers Casino fined $90,000 for underage gambling, drinking (5/16/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Rivers Casino was fined $90,000 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday for seven instances in which individuals younger than 21 gained...
article Norwegian Government Adopts Amendments to Gambling Regulations (5/14/2019)
(Norway) -- Several of Norwegian’s gambling regulations are getting a makeover with the government looking to amend several regulations to put a stop to unlicensed...
article Paiute Tribe Warns About Using Fireworks Responsibly (5/14/2019)
(Nevada) -- As the weather warms up the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is warning about using fireworks legally. When you buy fireworks from a store on tribal land you will...
press release Nevada treasury urged to increase reporting threshold on casino winnings (5/14/2019)
(Nevada) -- Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District sent a bipartisan letter with Representative Darin LaHood of Illinois’s...
article Federal judge won't dismiss Unkechaug fishing case vs. DEC (5/6/2019)
(New York) -- A federal district court judge has denied New York State’s request to throw out a case by the Unkechaug Indian Nation that challenges the state...

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