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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado's Sports Betting Market Could Generate $6B in Annual Wagers After Games Are Back on, According to PlayColorado (4/6/2020)
(Colorado) -- Colorado's sports betting industry will eventually generate billions of dollars in bets annually, hundreds of millions in operator revenue, and...
article 3 Cripple Creek casinos win sports wagering licenses (4/5/2020)
(Colorado) -- Century Casino, Colorado Grande Hotel & Casino and Johnny Nolon’s Casino, all in Cripple Creek, are among eight Colorado casinos that received...
article What Colorado Sports Betting Could Reveal About The Future Of The US Market (4/2/2020)
(Colorado) -- Colorado sports betting looms ever closer, with the state still pushing toward a May 1 launch date despite the lack of sports during the coronavirus...
article Colorado: We’ll Be Ready For Sports Betting May 1 (3/30/2020)
(Colorado) -- If all goes as planned, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission will be ready for legal Colorado sportsbook operators to go live on May 1. The...
article Wildwood Casino signs sports wagering deal with Las Vegas firm (3/30/2020)
(Colorado) -- Wildwood Casino operator American Gaming Group announced Monday it has signed an agreement for Las Vegas-based ISI Race & Sports to provide hardware,...
article Sports Betting Launch In Colorado: Inching toward a delay? (3/29/2020)
(Colorado) -- When will legal sports betting get underway in Colorado? That’s a question consumers and industry analysts are increasingly asking as the state...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Sportsbooks are dark and odds are long in Las Vegas (4/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks...
article Vegas Strip Closed Through April 30: How Sportsbooks and Casinos Are Handling the Downturn (4/2/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada governor Steve Sisolak on Wednesday shut down the state’s non-essential businesses through April 30, meaning the robust sports gambling business...
article Vegas strip closed through April 30: How sportsbooks and casinos are handling the downturn (4/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada governor Steve Sisolak on Wednesday shut down the state’s non-essential businesses through April 30, meaning the robust sports gambling...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article NY sports betting revenue up in March despite Covid-19 impact (4/6/2020)
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission has reported a month-on-month rise in sports betting revenue for March, despite the state’s market being...
article Cuomo’s State Budget Finalized With Mobile NY Sports Betting Left Out (4/3/2020)
(New York) -- The Empire State isn’t planning on any revenue from mobile NY sports betting in the next fiscal year. As expected, Governor Andrew Cuomo and...
article BLOG: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says No To Mobile Sports Betting (3/27/2020)
(New York) -- With the coronavirus pandemic going on, it might surprise people that state legislators are still working. While state legislators are focusing on...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

California Sports Betting

article Lockdowns imperil state-level ballot initiatives (4/5/2020)
(California) -- A Michigan bid to raise taxes on the rich hits the rocks. A proposed amendment allowing sports betting at Indian casinos in California stalls. An effort...
article Sports Betting Legalization Campaign in California Gaining More Supporters (4/4/2020)
(California) -- In the state of California, the latest campaign revolving around legalizing sports betting activities within the state’s borders has so far gained...
article California Sports Betting Initiative In Jeopardy Because Of Coronavirus Lockdown (3/31/2020)
(California) -- Native American tribes recently stopped collecting signatures on their California sports betting initiative because of the coronavirus shutdown. Unable...
article One Upside Of The Coronavirus Shutdown, Maybe? Fewer Voter Initiatives (3/29/2020)
(California) -- California voters may experience a small silver lining amid the coronavirus pandemic: a shorter November ballot, featuring fewer of the statewide...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Closed and Without March Madness Bets, Sports Betting Faces New Pressures (4/5/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino had planned an advertising campaign, looking to beckon visiting college basketball fans to its sports book. A rival,...
article WinnaVegas, Blackbird Bend casinos have delays in starting sports gambling (3/29/2020)
(Iowa) -- The two Northwest Iowa casinos operated by Native American tribes haven't launched new sports gambling arms in their facilities as planned, but remain...
article Grand Falls Casino opens new sportsbook, plans new hotel wing (3/29/2020)
(Iowa) -- A grand new sportsbook has opened at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort, and by this summer a new wing will be added to the hotel. The 3,500-square-foot, $1....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Region leaders urge approval of online gaming for tribes; Lamont declines (4/4/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont has declined southeastern Connecticut officials' request that he immediately grant the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article How shorter MLB schedule could impact fantasy baseball (4/4/2020)
(USA) -- If you took the sensible route and put off your fantasy baseball draft until there was more clarity as to when the 2020 MLB season would begin, you are now...
1 Article on this Issue

UK Gambling

article UKGC Revokes Dynamic And Sportito’s Licence Due To GAMSTOP Failures (4/4/2020)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has announced that it has revoked Dynamic’s licence, who trade as Prophet, along with Sportito’s with immediate effect...
article Digitain announces several alternative betting options (3/28/2020)
(UK) -- The company has instituted a remote working policy and revamped its in-house casino offering within 24 hours of the outbreak. Its upcoming alternate revenue...
article How the Sports Betting Industry is Coping with Cancelled Football Matches and Liverpool Being Crowned as the Champions (3/26/2020)
(UK) -- Since the English Premier League announced that the remaining matches scheduled this season will have to be moved at least three weeks from now, there have been...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Online

article Online gambling during COVID-19? Lamont: ‘I must decline.’ (4/3/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday quickly dismissed a request by eastern Connecticut municipal officials that he use his emergency powers to unilaterally permit...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article STUTZ: If you have to bet on ‘Tiger King,’ you have a gambling problem (4/3/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The expansion of regulated sports betting in the U.S. over the past two years was considered a knife through the heart of the multi-billion-dollar illegal...
article 888 Holdings Says Online Offerings Making Up For Sports Bet Losses (3/26/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Most gambling operators across the world are going through a tough time now with the global shutdown due to COVID-19 restrictions. One operator that is...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article A game divided: At heart of football's wage dispute is who should bear cost (4/3/2020)
(UK) -- There is no role in British life quite like that of the Premier League footballer: reviled, adored, spectacularly remunerated and very often told by a great...
article After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in (3/29/2020)
(New York) -- Money never sleeps, correct? Well, the sun never sets on the sports-betting empire either. What, there are no games right now? Recently, Bovada started...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Cyberattack on SBTech Extends to BetAmerica (4/2/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- If BetAmerica was hoping its new, low-performing online casino in Pennsylvania would get a boost from the current level of home-bound gamblers, that...
article SBTech confident of resuming full client operations following cyberattack (4/1/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Sportsbooks powered by SBTech are to resume operations as early as today as the company continues to respond to a cyberattack that resulted in all the...
article Oregon Lottery's Sports Betting App Suspended After Cyberattack (3/31/2020)
(Oregon) -- The lottery uses a third-party platform from the company SBTech to power Scoreboard. It said that the company took its systems offline Friday as a...
article Oregon Lottery’s Sports Gambling App Suspended Service After a Cyberattack (3/30/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery's app for sports betting, called Scoreboard, has suspended operations after a cyberattack. An email to customers with Scoreboard...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mobile Gaming

article There’s still no clear path for online sports gambling in New York (4/2/2020)
(New York) -- New York is missing out on a golden revenue opportunity. Granted, it now has to deal with one of the more serious outbreaks of the coronavirus in the...
1 Article on this Issue

Russia Gaming

article Russia’s Football Clubs Losing Almost $2M Every Day (4/2/2020)
(Russia) -- Russia’s top football clubs are losing around one billion rubles a week ($12.8 million) as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. All sporting events in...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington, D.C. Gaming

article DC Lottery Reveals Sports Betting App, Focus Moves to iLottery Platform (4/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- This week was supposed to be a big week for sports in the nation’s capital. The Washington Nationals would have just started their season,...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill has turned to everything from sumo to table tennis to keep sports betting going (4/1/2020)
(Nevada) -- Shortly after all the major professional and collegiate American sports leagues announced cancellations or postponements due to the coronavirus, Nick...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Phase 2 Sports Betting Rules Get Initial Approval (3/31/2020)
(Illinois) -- Though sports betting in the state of Illinois was stopped almost immediately after it began due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, some administrative...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article MORON ALERT: Washington state acted irresponsibly when legalizing in-person sports betting during coronavirus pandemic (3/31/2020)
(Washington) -- In a world which is changing rapidly before our very eyes, the only logical way to wager is by using legal sports betting sites to avoid spreading...
article Expect more football than Fortnite as sports betting comes to Washington state tribal casinos (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Seattle sports fans may be able to place a legal bet on Russell Wilson’s pass completion rate during the Seahawks home opener this fall, but not...
article Inslee signs bill authorizing sports betting in Washington tribal casinos (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee this week signed into law a bill authorizing sports betting within Native American casinos. It’s unclear when sports...
article Sports Betting Now Legal In Washington, But Limited To Tribal Casinos (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Amid a widespread shutdown of athletic events, Washington has become the 21st state to legalize betting on sports. Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed...
article Washington governor signs bill allowing sports betting at tribal casinos (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- In a bill signing ceremony on Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a new bill that will allow sports betting to occur in tribal...
article Washington Sports Betting Bill Becomes Law Amid Game Drought, Legal Challenge Looms (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law a controversial bill that legalizes sports betting at tribal casinos Wednesday.
article Washington Sports Betting, Now Legal With Governor Signature (3/26/2020)
(Washington) -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed WA HB 2638 on Wednesday which authorizes sportsbooks to open in the state’s tribal casinos. But, it will...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Gamblers in coronavirus isolation turn to betting on reality TV and even Russian table tennis (3/29/2020)
(Australia) -- With casinos shut and major sports cancelling or postponing their seasons, bookmakers and gambling sites are still finding ways to reach problem gamblers...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article PROGRESS: Sports betting begins at Hard Rock Sioux City (3/29/2020)
(Iowa) -- Since December 2019, patrons at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City have been placing wagers on sporting events through the comfort of their laptops or...
1 Article on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Commentary: For better or worse, sports betting is here – although there’s nothing to bet on (3/29/2020)
(Oregon) -- While you were responsibly staying informed about COVID-19 updates or going down the rabbit hole known as “Tiger King” on Netflix, there was...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Sportview: Nothing 'Trumps' gambling for people who miss betting on sports (3/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Place your bets now! OK, so where do people who enjoy betting on sports get their fix today? The major sports leagues are all shut down. Yeah, there...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Sports Betting Revenue In W.V. Free Falling With Casino Closures (3/28/2020)
(West Virginia) -- The sports and sports betting industry has taken a major hit in the past few weeks and West Virginia’s sports betting revenue numbers are a...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article "You need to be an ostrich" not to see illegal Indian sports betting market, says lawyer (3/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The positives of legalising sports betting in India outweigh the negatives, according to an Indian gaming lawyer. Co-Head of Media Entertainment and...
article Fans comment on sport ban . . . Huge knock on betting houses (3/19/2020)
(Zimbabwe) -- BETTING houses have taken a huge knock from the recent global suspension of major sporting activities, particularly football. A survey of betting houses in...
article Ireland is closing down the betting shops to help slow down the pandemic (3/19/2020)
(Ireland) -- As the world is trying to flatten the curve of the outbreak to avoid the fate that some countries are currently battling with, many businesses are closing...
article BLOG: Biggest boxing bets come from these countries (3/3/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Boxing is a popular sport whose origins date back thousands of years. Nowadays, boxing events attract a huge number of viewers, especially the heavyweight...
article BLOG: Biggest Cheaters in Sports Gambling History (2/27/2020)
(Worldwide) -- There’s an old axiom that if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying (well, at least that’s what pro wrestling legend Eddie...
article Betting Boom Expected for the Japan 2020 Olympics (2/26/2020)
(Japan) -- The Japan 2020 Olympics, held in its capital Tokyo, will run from July 24th to August 9th. With over 11,000 athletes ready to compete. The games are expected...
article Circa Sports Eyes Expansion To ‘Underserved’ East Coast Sports Betting Markets (2/26/2020)
(Colorado) -- Circa Sports is aiming to bring its low-hold sportsbook model to the East Coast to reach what it sees as an “underserved” market of sports...
article US Sports Betting Likely to Benefit from NFL Proposed 17-Game Schedule and Playoff Expansion (2/22/2020)
(USA) -- On Friday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) voted to table a vote on a proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with league owners. The proposed labor...
article BOOK: Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise (2/21/2020)
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...
article £1.2 Billion Wiped Off British Betting-Market Value as UKGC Considers £2 Online Slots-Cap Plan (2/14/2020)
(UK) -- Shares in UK betting companies took a battering on Friday morning after the country’s gaming regulator, the UKGC, said it was prepared to countenance the...
article Vermont Is Not The One Place Where Sports Betting Offshore Is Legal (2/13/2020)
(Vermont) -- Whether in Vermont or elsewhere in the United States, betting with offshore operators is fraught with legal questions. At the end of January, this year the...
article EDITORIAL: Sports betting: Tribal casinos shouldn’t get a new monopoly (2/12/2020)
(Washington) -- In the two years since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed legalization of sports betting, legislatures across the country have rushed to open up betting...
article Paysafe executive: 5G will increase in-play sports betting (2/11/2020)
(Worldwide) -- The continued roll-out of 5G mobile technology will increase in-play and in-stadium mobile sports betting, according to a payment provider executive....
article How NBA trade deadline is affecting the betting market (2/9/2020)
(USA) -- The NBA trade deadline passed last Thursday, and there were small ripples in the marketplace, but no seismic shifts at the top of the betting board. The trade...
article Top bookies take almost 40 per cent of their deposits from big-losing 'VIP' customers (2/4/2020)
(UK) -- Britain's top bookmakers take up to 38 per cent of their deposits from the big losers they designate as 'VIPs', their bosses revealed yesterday. The...
article When It Comes To Gambling On The Super Bowl, You Can Bet The IRS Is Watching (2/3/2020)
(USA) -- I finished a disappointing fourth place in this year's Fantasy Football. Even worse: I was beaten by a 13 year-old. That might explain why I'm choosing...
article Here’s a list of pure plays on the sports gambling boom (2/2/2020)
(USA) -- Of the millions of San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and NFL fans in general that will sit down to watch the 54th Super Bowl on Sunday, many are looking...
article Ojibwa Casino holds first ever Super Bowl party (2/2/2020)
(Michigan) -- Super Bowl LIV took place on Sunday evening between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs and some football fans watched the big game at the...
article How to bet on the Super Bowl as legal sport betting spreads (2/1/2020)
(New Jersey) -- With legal sports betting continuing to spread in the U.S., this year’s Super Bowl is likely to be among the most wagered-on championship games...
article Sports Betting Bills To Watch After First Month Of 2020 (1/31/2020)
(USA) -- The first month of 2020 brought a flurry of sports betting legislation to statehouses. There are now 16 states considering legalizing sports betting for the...

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