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States Eye New Revenues After Supreme Court Backs Legal Sports Betting

Now that the Supreme Court says it's OK, states are free to legalize betting on sports if they want to. As a once under-the-table economy moves into the open, it creates some large business opportunities — and the potential for millions in new tax revenues.

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5/21/2018

article U.S. lottery industry wants involvement in emerging legal sports betting market
(USA) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to legalize sports wagering and the American lottery industry said it doesn’t want to be shut out of the...
press release NBA: In wake of Supreme Court ruling, NBA preparing for impact of sports betting
(USA) -- The fable of what became known as Pandora’s Box, rather than Pandora’s Jar (the original wording, per Hesiod, having changed in translation over the...
article Game On For NFL And Sports Betting: Goodell Lays Out ‘Core Principles’ For Regulation
(USA) -- In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting, the NFL has elaborated on its recent appeal to Congress to...
article GOODELL: NFL Statement on Sports Betting
(USA) -- As it was for my predecessors, there is no greater priority for me as the Commissioner of the National Football League than protecting the integrity of our...
article NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: We don't trust N.J. to police sports betting
(USA) -- After the Supreme Court last week ruled in New Jersey's favor, allowing legalized sports betting in the state, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday...
article Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling
(USA) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting.
article Roger Goodell wants Congress to create uniform betting standards
(USA) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is prepared for expanded legalized sports betting in the United States and wants Congress to be involved.
article Sports betting legalization: How we got here
(USA) -- The prohibition of alcohol began January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment took effect, making the business of booze illegal. Drinking initially declined, but...
article Why A Congressional Sports Betting Bill Will Fail In 2018
(USA) -- The US Supreme Court caused a seismic shift in US gaming policy last week. In a landmark decision, the nation’s high court ruled the Professional and...
article How Big Will The U.S. Sports Betting Market Become?
(USA) -- Anyone who has been following the sports betting issue in recent years will be aware of one important figure: $150 billion. That’s the amount the...

5/20/2018

article With billions of sports betting dollars at stake, everyone wants a piece of the action
(USA) -- Months before the Supreme Court would rule against them, opening the door for legalized sports betting in the United States, the NBA and MLB had already hedged...
article NFL not worried about casino investments of Carolina Panther’s new owner
(New York) -- David Tepper is now the new owner of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, after sealing a deal last week to purchase the team for around $2.2 billion. Tepper is...
article States that allow sports gambling now allowed to host NCAA championship events, for now
(USA) -- The NCAA has always supported federal gambling laws. One example of that was a policy that prohibited NCAA championship events from taking place in states that...
article Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in now-legal sports betting
(USA) -- The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in the...
article COLUMN: We should have the freedom to gamble more but the good sense to gamble less
(Washington D.C.) -- I contacted Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld’s old neighbor in Apartment 5B, to get his take on the Supreme Court clearing the way for states to...
article Joe Henderson: Cover your ears, the sports betting debate is on
(Florida) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for Congress or individual states to allow gambling on college and pro sports if they want to.
article Sports betting ruling good for states’ rights
(Iowa) -- Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting will allow states to...
article Paddy Power eyes big leagues as bet ban struck out by US court
(USA) -- The share price of Paddy Power Betfair and those of the other quoted bookies soared following last Monday's US Supreme Court decision striking down the...

5/19/2018

article Poll Finds Half of Americans Now Approve of Sports Gambling
(USA) -- Bill Bradley isn’t one of them, but a new poll has found half of Americans approve of legalized sports gambling. Conducted shortly before the Supreme...
article The big wager is on who'll win the fight for the sports betting jackpot
(Washington) -- Gambling is as woven into the fabric of American life and history as stars and stripes are woven into the pattern of an American flag.
article Editorial: Gambling ban wasn’t sporting or winning
(California) -- Anyone betting on how quickly California will accept the Supreme Court’s invitation to legalize sports gambling should, to put it in bookmaking...
article Sunday Gravy: Leagues will benefit from legal betting despite objections
(USA) -- The boy had to write an essay about an important school-related issue he felt was in need of fixing along with solutions to solve the problem. He produced a...
article Sports betting venues could be boon to Idaho
(Idaho) -- When a subject like gambling comes up in Idaho, the citizenry tends to think the worst. In fact, though, placing a bet on a football game is no different than...
article The Future of Sportsbooks: What to Expect From the Big Casino Operators
(Nevada) -- Park MGM in Las Vegas (formerly Monte Carlo) opened a new sports bar and book for the first weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament.
article Legal sports betting is about to sweep the nation. Services for gambling addicts probably won’t
(USA) -- Oklahoma’s 128 tribal casinos host 46 million visits and rake in $4.5 billion a year — but there isn’t a single billboard in the state that...
article Wiedmer: Legalized gambling could hurt the college sports experience
(Kentucky) -- Feb. 15, 1978, inside the University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena won't mean much to most college basketball fans. It was a cold, snow-covered...
article Expanded sports betting fuels fears about gambling addiction
(Atlantic City) -- For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations...
article Sports betting is on the fast track in Delaware, New Jersey; betting windows could be open by June
(Pennsylvania) -- Good thing or bad thing, sports betting is coming. And faster than we thought. Good thing or bad thing, sports betting is coming. And faster than we...
article RON SEIBEL: Sports books coming, but likely not here
(Georgia) -- For those who believe states should be the ones determining laws of a local nature, Monday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn the Professional and...
article Kevin Pendergast represents side of legal gambling story easy to overlook
(Illinois) -- A couple of years ago, Kevin Pendergast decided to tell his two young sons about the unsavory part of his past as a convicted sports gambler who spent two...
article COLUMN: Sports gambling is a dangerous bet
(New Mexico) -- Stop Predatory Gambling New Mexico was very disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the Professional and Amateur Sports...

5/18/2018

article AGA: Next Steps on Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Colleague: This was a momentous week for the gaming industry as the United States Supreme Court struck down the failed Professional and...
article Half of Americans support expanding U.S. sports betting: poll
(USA) -- Half of Americans favor legalizing sports betting across the United States, largely because they support the additional tax revenue it could bring for states,...
article How the NBA, MLB are lobbying states to cash in on sports betting
(USA) -- A little before 1 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2017, an analyst working the night shift on the third floor of a stately stone building in central London saw his computer...
article CLARY: How the Supreme Court's sports gambling decision may affect your bets
(California) -- Every spring, a severe case of March Madness sweeps across America. Symptoms include a sudden interest in obscure college basketball teams and an...
article Betting on sports will at least get a vote in the Michigan Legislature
(Michigan) -- State Rep. Brandt Iden thinks the odds are good that Michiganders will be able to place wagers on college and professional sporting events later this year.
article ROBB: Sports betting ruling isn't the win everyone thinks it is
(Arizona) -- The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports betting wasn’t the decisive blow for states' rights it was commonly depicted as being. The court did not...
article VIDEO: How Will The Legalization Of Sports Gambling Impact How People Bet On Sports?
(Texas) -- On this week's episode of The Line, Priya Desai and Todd Fuhrman discuss the impact that the recent supreme court decision to legalize gambling will have...
article Supreme Court ruling could help effort to open casinos in Georgia; Gov. Deal signs bill requiring tax on online sales
(Georgia) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing open the door to legalized sports betting across the country could aid supporters of bringing casinos to Georgia,...
article Local, global movements surround sports gambling
(New York) -- The race is on in the multi-billion dollar sports-betting industry, which took a major step forward on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled it...
article NASCAR will look for ways to cash in on legalized sports gambling
(USA) -- Don't expect the recent Supreme Court ruling to be a gold mine for NASCAR, racetracks and teams in the coming months. But it certainly could be, well, let...

5/17/2018

article Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold...
article Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting
(USA) -- A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court...
article The future of sports viewing — a flurry of in-game bets
(USA) -- It’s a night game, but fans start showing up to the arena by lunch. Some catch a couple European soccer games on the Jumbotron, placing bets in an app...
article Why the NFL Stopped Seeing Gambling as a Threat—and Started to See a Windfall [sub req]
(USA) -- Even ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling, the league had shifted its focus to how sports betting could help grow football in the NFL’s most coveted...
article With states free to legalize sports betting, do the pro leagues deserve a cut?
(USA) -- In late January, NBA vice president Dan Spillane explained to the New York state Senate why the state, one day, should give the league some cash. In a joint...
article NCAA opens door to championship games for states with sports bets
(USA) -- The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game...
article NCAA will allow championships in states with sports gambling. It had no choice.
(USA) -- In the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling, the NCAA announced Thursday that it has temporarily suspended its prohibition on championship events being...
article Now that sports gambling is spreading, is it time to pay college athletes?
(USA) -- The NCAA has relented on its longstanding opposition to allowing tournaments in states where sports gambling is allowed; not that it had much of a choice...
article Could the Supreme Court's decision bring sports gambling, fantasy sports to Alabama?
(Alabama) -- A Supreme Court ruling Monday paves a path for sports gambling to be legal in Alabama, should the state or Alabama's Indian reservations choose to go...
article Mississippi proposes rules to govern legal sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi’s sprint toward legalized sports betting has begun. The state Gaming Commission on Thursday proposed rules to govern sports books at...
article Sen. Perry says odds are against sports gambling in Texas
(Texas) -- After the Supreme Court passed legislation on Monday allowing states to decide if they will legalize sports gambling, heads turned toward Texas to see what...
article RIP Las Vegas? Please. Sin City Bookies Say Bring It On, America
(Las Vegas) -- You can’t miss the world’s largest sports-betting parlor, just past the bronze Elvis statue at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. It...
article Fairmount Park in Collinsville wants in on sports wagering -- if Illinois legalizes it
(Illinois) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a federal law banning states from allowing sports betting, the potential opportunity for new revenue...
article Where The Action Is – Or May Be: Architects, Building Operators Get Set As Gambling Moves Toward Sports Venues
(Michigan) -- Sports gambling destinations are coming to arenas and stadiums, according to officials with Detroit architecture firm Rossetti, which has done work for...
article Don't bet on being able to wager on Cavs at Cleveland casino, even if Ohio legalizes sports wagering
(Ohio) -- Don't expect to be able to bet on the Cavs at the JACK Cleveland Casino before heading down the walkway to a game at Quicken Loans Arena, even if sports...
article Iowa casinos on a winning streak will make a strong play for sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s casino cartel may have just hit another jackpot, this time courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court struck down a 1992 federal law...
press release Sports Betting to be Focal Point at East Coast Gaming Congress, June 13-14 in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The introduction, implementation, and implications of legalized sports betting across the United States will be a focal point of the 22nd annual East...

5/16/2018

article Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?
(USA) -- Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar...
article 6 Reasons Why States Shouldn't Be Counting Their Sports Betting Tax Revenue Yet
(USA) -- Will the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports betting be the tax revenue jackpot that some states hope for? Perhaps, but plenty of...
article The Supreme Court Killed a Prohibition on Sports Betting. Now Let the Mergers Begin
(USA) -- Paddy Power Betfair is in talks to merge its U.S. unit with closely held website FanDuel as the Irish bookmaker positions itself for expanded sports betting in...
article Gov. Ducey open to major change in state gambling laws
(Arizona) -- Gov. Doug Ducey is open to the idea of allowing Arizonans to place bets on sporting events at 55 off-track betting sites around the state. The governor said...
article Las Vegas Welcomes The Spread Of Sports Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- At MGM Grand Las Vegas, a bookmaker takes bets on sports events at the round counter at the Race & Sports Book near the casino. Hockey is among the...
article NFL has no problem with new owner’s casino investments
(New York) -- Newly minted Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s casino investments pose no problem for the NFL. Tepper’s $17 billion Appaloosa Management...
article NFL will be bullish on betting soon enough as it enters a brave new lucrative world
(USA) -- The NFL backed the losing argument in the recent Supreme Court ruling on legalized sports wagering at the statewide level, and did so at the same time several...
article Court ruling allowing gambling will poison sports and values it teaches, says Bradley
(New Jersey) -- Former Sen. Bill Bradley had nothing good to say Tuesday about the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the 1992 law he wrote that banned betting on...
article Sports betting in New York: Coming soon, or not so fast?
(New York) -- A Republican state senator wants to fast-track the rules for sports betting in New York so gamblers can place wagers as soon as the upcoming football...
article Churchill Downs in deal to enter sports betting in three states
(USA) -- Churchill Downs Inc on Wednesday signed a deal with SBTech, a sports betting platform, which will allow the gaming company to offer bets on events in New Jersey...
article Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Entry into Real Money Online Gaming and Sports Betting Markets
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated ("CDI") (Nasdaq:CHDN) today announced its entry into real money online gaming ("iGaming") and sports...
article OP/ED: Iowa should pursue legalized sports betting
(Iowa) -- In light of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, we support plans already under discussion for the Iowa Legislature to revisit next year the legalization...
article Sports betting bill likely in Iowa
(Iowa) -- When a sports betting bill is once again introduced in the Iowa Legislature in 2019, it’s going to draw a bit more attention than the one that circulated...
article Churchill Deals Into Jersey; TVG Parent Eyes FanDuel
(New Jersey) -- Well that didn't take long. Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the door for states to add sports wagering, the owners of the...
article Stagnant horse racing betting court ruling helps the sport
(Kentucky) -- Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to...
article BLOG: Michael Jordan and other NBA Hall of Gamblers
(Internet) -- Just recently, the Supreme Court voted to a decision that sports betting be legalized in the United States. Now, states have the freedom to offer sports...
article Legalized sports betting could help stop point-shaving
(Oklahoma) -- The Supreme Court has spoken. Legalized betting on sports is a state option, which means Nevada no longer has the corner on Bucks minus three over Pacers...

5/15/2018

article Analyst: Supreme Court sports betting ruling not huge boon some states expect
(USA) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a 1992 law that essentially prohibited sports betting outside of Nevada is seen as a boon for states looking...
article Where will you be able to bet on sports first? These five states are the most likely options.
(USA) -- The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the path for U.S. states to start offering sports gambling, ruling that a federal law that limited the practice in the...
article Long odds — for now — on legal sports betting in the DMV
(Maryland) -- Legalized sports betting could come to the nation’s capital or its surroundings after a Supreme Court ruling this week opened the way for states to...
article Sports betting: Bye, bye barroom bookie, hello corporate casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- Fat Jack, Wheels, Sal the Bull and every other barroom bookie with a cool nickname can expect new competition for game-day bets and parlays. Who from?...
article Will legal sports gambling come to Vermont? Maybe in few years
(Vermont) -- If it became legal would you be betting on the big sports games? "I mean, I might get into it, set aside a few bucks and when stuff comes up that I...
article Where does horse racing fit in a world with legal sports betting? Depends who you ask.
(Kentucky) -- The Supreme Court's blockbuster ruling on Monday paving the way for states to conduct gambling on all sorts of sporting events poses an important...
article Oregon Had Sports Betting Permission Before Supreme Court Ruling
(Oregon) -- Gamblers throughout the country got good news Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that banned sports betting in most states. That could lead...
article States Eye New Revenues After Supreme Court Backs Legal Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Now that the Supreme Court says it's OK, states are free to legalize betting on sports if they want to. As a once under-the-table economy moves into...
article Plainridge enthusiastic about sports betting chances
(Massachusetts) -- When and if Massachusetts sets guidelines for legalized sports betting, Plainridge Park Casino could be among the early beneficiaries. A spokesman for...
article Supreme Court ruling set to shuffle the deck on golf and gaming destinations
(USA) -- A trip to Las Vegas for March Madness with some golf on the side has always been a go-to spring buddies trip. Or, combining fall golf with the rest of the day...
article Vegas casinos confident betting ruling won’t hurt bottom line
(Nevada) -- Nevada for years was the only game in town if you wanted to place a bet on your favorite team. Federal law prohibited sports wagering in most states, leaving...

5/14/2018

article Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving...
article Supreme Court Rules States Are Free To Legalize Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting, clearing up a legal gray...
article After landmark decision, NFL wants Congress to pass betting legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- For months, while the NBA and Major League Baseball began making their voices heard in the dozens or so states looking to legalize sports betting,...
article AGA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to End the Sports Betting Ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court has struck down the federal law prohibiting states from authorizing or licensing sports betting. The Court announced its 6-3...
article Landmark ruling sees the Supreme Court vote open up sports betting across the US
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court has voted in a 6-3 ruling that has overturned a 1992 federal ban on sports betting across the country. The landmark ruling that...
article New Jersey, Delaware Poised to Be Next With Legal Sports Betting
(USA) -- Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the federal ban on sports betting, some fans in the U.S. should be able to place bets within weeks.
article Pro leagues not prepared to go all in after betting ruling
(Texas) -- Professional sports leagues and the NCAA reacted with caution Monday to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning a federal law that limited wagering on...
article The Latest: Analyst projects $57B market for legal betting
(Connecticut) -- The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.
article What the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision means
(Washington D.C.) -- On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey in the case that was formerly known as Chris Christie vs. NCAA (Christie’s name has...
article Where is Sports Betting Legal: In Which States Can You Gamble on Sports?
(USA) -- The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision Monday to strike down a federal ban on sports betting. The move does not automatically legalize sports...
article States Get Ready to Tax Sports Betting
(USA) -- If there’s one sure thing in sports gambling, it’s that U.S. states will try to cash in on the market estimated at $150 billion. On Monday, the U.S...
article The Bettor’s State-by-State Guide to Legal Sports Gambling
(USA) -- Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the federal ban on sports betting, some fans in the U.S. should be able to place bets within weeks.
article What does legalized sports betting mean for Rutgers athletes?
(New Jersey) -- Legalized sports wagering is a monumental change for New Jersey. It's not quite as dramatic for the athletics department at the state's flagship...
article Why legalized sports gambling is a win for millions of fans
(USA) -- Within the next few years, there’s a good chance I’ll be able to walk into my local NBA arena on a Wednesday night, settle into my seat for an...
article DraftKings to pursue gambling licenses after SCOTUS decision
(Massachusetts) -- After spending several years and millions of dollars convincing state legislatures that it's not a gambling operation, daily fantasy sports...
article Sports betting could happen in Colorado — and relatively soon!
(Colorado) -- Following the Supreme Court’s decision striking down an anti-sports betting law, states across the country are trying to figure out what to do now....
article Sports gambling no sure bet in Illinois' immediate future
(Illinois) -- Though the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for expanded sports gambling in America, it’s no sure thing that Chicago-area bettors will soon be...
article Supreme Court ruling could lead to sports gambling bills in Hawaii Legislature
(Hawaii) -- Bills that would call for legalized sports betting in Hawaii are likely to be introduced in next year’s state Legislature in the wake of today’s...
article U.S. Supreme Court opens the door to sports betting in Florida and other states
(Florida) -- In a ruling that could have sweeping consequences for sports operations across the country, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned...
article Central coast casinos eyeing sports gambling law change
(California) -- The Supreme Court made a historic move on Monday- voting to strike down a federal law that bars sports gambling. The ruling sets the stage to expand...
article Legal sports wagers in Pennsylvania a matter of when, not if
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania regulators aren't predicting when sports betting will begin legally in the state now that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law...
article Sports betting might be on the table soon for Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi could, at least temporarily, be the only place within the Southeastern Conference where football fans can put bets down when games begin at...
article Casino Stocks Rally After Ruling Opens Up $4 Billion Market
(Wall Street) -- Shares of casino companies soared after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events, potentially...

5/13/2018

article BLOG: Monmouth Park Official ‘Positive’ SCOTUS Will Legalize Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Monmouth Park opened its racing season on May 5, preparing for another summer of racing at the track in Oceanport, New Jersey. But while visitors to the...
article N.J. Gears Up for Sports Betting Before Court Ruling [sub req]
(New Jersey) -- The Supreme Court hasn’t yet ruled on the future of sports betting, but New Jersey is already gearing up to cash in. State officials, casinos,...
article Major league executives are taking meetings with bookies
(New York) -- Everyone, it seems, wants to grab a piece of the expected sports gambling windfall. A major league sports team executive met with the owner of a bookmaker...
article Emails show groundwork to get R.I. into sports betting
(Rhode Island) -- PTop executives at the two companies that already dominate Rhode Island’s gambling market — Twin River and international lottery-giant IGT...
article Casino owned by Rockets' Tilman Fertitta pays out Warriors bets ... and the West finals hasn't even begun
(Las Vegas) -- For one Las Vegas casino, the Golden State Warriors have already defeated the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals. That’s because the...

5/12/2018

article William Hill Spending Millions in Anticipation US Sports Betting Action
(USA) -- In a conference call discussing the company’s earnings, Philip Bowcock revealed that William Hill has already spent “mid-to-high single-digit...
article Tilman Fertitta's casino paying out Warriors bets with West finals yet to begin
(Nevada) -- The Western Conference finals don't tip off until Monday, but one Las Vegas sportsbook is already paying out bets on the Golden State Warriors. The owner of...
article What Happens if New Jersey Loses the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case?
(New Jersey) -- The prevailing belief is that the United States Supreme Court — sometime before the end of its term in June — will rule in favor of New...

5/11/2018

article Connecticut sports betting bill KO’d in state capitol
(Connecticut) -- A bill seeking to legalize sports betting in Connecticut—provided the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the federal ban—has been knocked out cold in...
article Column: If the U.S. Supreme Court lets states legalize sports betting, media might make a wager
(Illinois) -- Keep an eye on the line. There’s potential action in the uncertainty. The U.S. Supreme Court could strike down federal restrictions on sports...
article Connecticut sports betting bill KO’d in state capitol
(Connecticut) -- A bill seeking to legalize sports betting in Connecticut—provided the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the federal ban—has been knocked out cold in...
article West Virginia Casinos Weigh Data Deal With Leagues For Sports Betting [sub req]
(West Virginia) -- Despite a statement on Thursday by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice that his state’s casinos have tentatively agreed to pay a betting "...
article West Virginia Governor Says Sports Betting 'Integrity Fee' Agreement Was Reached
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia is shaping up to be a key battleground state in the push for sports betting ahead of an anticipated Supreme Court ruling that would...
article Michigan Lawmakers: Show Us the Money
(Michigan) -- When Brandt Iden (R-District 61) was elected to the Michigan State Assembly in 2014, he probably thought his job was to shape the law. But in the...
article Michigan Online Gaming, Sports Betting Bill Stalls in House, Hindered by Tribal Gaming
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s online gaming and sports betting bill was tipped by its sponsor for passage through the House this week, but Representative Brandt Iden...
article Sports Betting: Best Books About Sports, Gaming, And Gambling
(USA) -- Gambling and sports betting have increasingly become popular activities for many people. To further make it easier for bettors, online casinos provide the added...

5/10/2018

article Connecticut Punts On Online Gambling, Sports Betting As Legislature Adjourns
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut 2018 legislative session ended at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday without any action on a number of proposed gaming expansions...
article Lawmaker Who Pushed Back On Sports Betting Integrity Fee Tried To Add It To Dead Connecticut Bill
(Connecticut) -- The effort to regulate Connecticut sports betting has run up against its deadline. The General Assembly adjourned last night, leaving sports betting...
article Chaos Erupts In West Virginia Over Sports Betting After Governor Issues Statement On Integrity Fee
(West Virginia) -- A meeting held yesterday about the West Virginia sports betting law and an ensuing statement from the state’s governor today have created chaos...
article Tentative agreement reached on sports betting in West Virginia, governor says
(West Virginia) -- The state will not have to pay any money if sports betting is approved by the U.S. Supreme Court and an integrity fee would have to be paid by the...
article How Legalized Sports Betting Would Impact the Future of Horse Racing
(USA) -- Gambling on horse racing may be down in the United States overall, but the interest in major races and marquee events like the Kentucky Derby and Breeders...
press release World Cup: risks, challenges and opportunities for operators
(Worldwide) -- As every football fan eagerly awaits the kick off to this year’s World Cup event, bookmakers are gearing up to ensure that they provide an optimal...

5/9/2018

article Legal sports betting main topic of Southern Gaming Summit
(Mississippi) -- A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) federal lawsuit could come as early as May 14...
article Mississippi paper asks: Casino sports betting in time for football?
(Mississippi) -- If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a law that essentially limits legal sports betting to Nevada, look for Mississippi to move quickly to capitalize on...

5/8/2018

article Leagues Pushing For 'Integrity Fees' Won't Find Much Support For Intellectual Property Argument
(USA) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to soon decide Murphy v. NCAA — a case that could empower individual states to legalize sports gambling —...

5/7/2018

article What the Supreme Court's Sports Betting Decision Means for FanDuel's Business
(New Jersey) -- All eyes are on New Jersey. Any day now, the Supreme Court is expected to decide if the state can legalize sports betting. The court is deliberating on...
article Mississippians could legally bet on football games this season. Here's what needs to happen.
(Mississippi) -- The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as May 14 to allow sports betting, so will Mississippi have a system in place to let fans bet on the Saints...

5/6/2018

article Mario Gabelli is betting big on sports, likes MGM on possible sports betting legalization
(New York) -- "I want everyone to own a piece of a baseball team," Gabelli tells CNBC. Gabelli also suggests that investors consider esports plays to...

5/5/2018

article Sports betting could soon be legalized in the U.S. Media companies can’t wait.
(USA) -- The media business could use a boost. What about a dose of gambling? That’s what some media companies are hoping for as the Supreme Court prepares to rule...

5/4/2018

article Sports Betting Ban: Its Days Are Numbered, Says Gaming Industry Exec
(Mississippi) -- The Gaming Industry's biggest cheerleader has to be its boyish-faced leader, and right now he's cheering hard for an end to the ban on sports...
article Organized Crime Sports Betting Ring Busted In Wenatchee Area
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has arrested four people for their roles in an alleged illegal soccer betting ring the commission says was...

5/3/2018

article Illinois Sports Betting Legislation Hits Snag
(Illinois) -- With less than a month remaining before the Illinois general assembly adjourns, the prospects for sports betting becoming legal in the state this year look...

5/2/2018

article NJ Bill Would Regulate Sports Betting If US Supreme Court Sides With State
(New Jersey) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule soon on New Jersey’s case to legalize sports betting, state lawmakers have introduced a bill that...
article Sports betting: Hey NBA, New Jersey has your `integrity fee' - right here
(New Jersey) -- The mere notion of paying the National Basketball Association, or any pro sports league, an ``integrity fee,’’ or a percentage of the money...
article Can legalized sports betting boost horse racing?
(USA) -- In 2003, $15.2 billion was gambled on horse races in the United States. That number dropped to $10.5 billion by 2014, although there have been modest gains the...

5/1/2018

article N.J. Legislature preparing for legal sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Anticipating a favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports betting, New Jersey lawmakers are already moving ahead with a plan to regulate and tax bets...
article Supreme Court decision could open door to legalized sports betting in Arizona
(Arizona) -- At the end of a bar sits a man with a distinct 5 o’clock shadow. He is glued to a TV showing a meaningless NBA game featuring the Phoenix Suns and...
article Will PASPA Repeal Actually Hurt Nevada Sports Betting? Nah.
(USA) -- There’s an interesting article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal this week discussing the potential impact of Christie v. NCAA on Nevada. If other states...
press release SG Digital partners with GeoComply in preparation for US sports betting
(USA) -- Scientific Games Corporation’s SG Digital arm has announced that it has signed an agreement with GeoComply, which will see the company provide its...

4/30/2018

article If Sports Betting Made Legal, Mississippi Plans to Accept Bets by NFL Season
(Mississippi) -- Should the United States Supreme Court allow the legalization of sports betting nationwide, the state of Mississippi will have its doors open –...
article Like The Boy Scouts, MGM Wants To Be Prepared If Sports Betting Happens
(USA) -- Sports betting enthusiasts are sitting on the edge of their seats awaiting a Supreme Court decision in the New Jersey sports betting case. Casinos, however, are...
article New Gaming Bill Proposed in Ireland – Is Betting Affected?
(Ireland) -- Gambling, or gaming as it’s commonly referred to as, has been legal in Ireland since the 1950s, but the Gambling and Lotteries Act of 1956 is anything...

4/29/2018

article Britain's bookmakers jockey for position in US betting watershed
(UK) -- Over the past 26 years, if you had placed a bet on a baseball game in the US, the chances are you were doing so illegally. On the other end of the wager might be...
article Majority of Americans Favor Legal Sports Betting Despite Possible Integrity Issues, Says Poll
(USA) -- The majority of Americans are in favor of betting on games legally, according to a new sports betting poll by Seton Hall University’s Sharkey Institute,...
article Will Mississippi have sports wagering in casinos by football season? Don't bet against it
(Mississippi) -- While state leaders continue their decades-old hemming and hawing over a lottery, folks could be legally betting on sports and horse racing in...

4/28/2018

article Here's How Ohio Ranks For Gambling Addiction
(Ohio) -- High-rollers and casual gamblers alike are gearing up for some of the year's biggest sports-betting events, but a new report suggests people in some states...

4/27/2018

article What Americans think about legalizing sports betting as Jersey waits for it
(New Jersey) -- With New Jersey possibly on the verge of finally winning a years-long court case on the matter, a majority of Americans say they support legalizing...
article The Future Of NJ Horse Racing May Just Hinge On Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Horse racing is major industry that contributes billions of dollars each year to the national economy, but in recent years the industry has struggled...
article With the Supreme Court’s pending sports gambling decision, states are already prepping for legalization
(USA) -- The gambling world is waiting with bated breath for the United States Supreme Court decision that could result in an expansion of sports betting. The decision...
article Korman’s Views on What Sports Betting in Missouri Should Look Like
(Missouri) -- If Missouri Representative Bart Korman were a betting man, he’d say that neighboring Kansas will beat Missouri to the sports-betting punch. Why?...
article ROBERTS: Sports Wagering Case Could Usher in Sweeping Changes
(Nevada) -- The gambling world is waiting with bated breath for the United States Supreme Court decision that could result in an expansion of sports betting. The...

4/26/2018

article A Decision Worth Billions: A Supreme Court Ruling On Legal Sports Betting Could Arrive Anytime
(Washington D.C.) -- While legalized marijuana represents a burgeoning industry and tax boon for states, its finacial impact could be eclipsed by the potential of...

4/24/2018

article Status of Sports Betting Bills Around the Nation as Sessions Wind Down
(USA) -- As the Supreme Court continues to mull over Murphy v NCAA, nearly 20 states across the U.S. have taken up the issue of legalizing sports betting in their...
article Connecticut Looks To Cash In On Sports Betting; Al Leiter, Cedric Maxwell Lobby For Athletes' Interests
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut is moving closer to legalizing sports betting as a potential source of revenue, with a ruling from the the U.S. Supreme Court expected this...
article NBA's Silver still pushing for bet fee
(Las Vegas) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver is establishing himself “in the paint” and hoping to get prospective U.S. bookies to “take a charge”...
article Sports Stars Try To Give Betting A Push
(Connecticut) -- Two big-time major league sports stars came to the state Capitol Tuesday to try and kickstart the effort to pass sports betting legislation before the...
article Status of Sports Betting Bills Around the Nation As Sessions Wind Down
(USA) -- As the Supreme Court continues to mull over Murphy v NCAA, nearly 20 states across the U.S. have taken up the issue of legalizing sports betting in their...
article Pete Rose makes more than $1 million a year but still owes money to casinos and IRS, his estranged wife says
(California) -- Pete Rose makes at least $1.2 million a year, primarily from autographs and appearance fees, but is in debt to casinos and the IRS and repeatedly fails...

4/23/2018

article More Expert Predictions for the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Decision
(Washington D.C.) -- The waiting for the decision in the Supreme Court Sports Betting Case, aka Murphy v NCAA (formerly known as Christie v NCAA) continues to be the...
article NY Lawmaker: MLB, NBA Stance On Sports Betting ‘A Little Disingenuous’
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow tells Legal Sports Report that his long-awaited sports betting bill is coming next month. State Sen. John Bonacic...
article Leagues, Player Unions Could Find Common Ground On Sports Betting, Prior Court Filing Reveals
(Washington D.C.) -- Six sports leagues — the WNBA, NBA, NHL, NFL, NASCAR and PGA Tour — took a firm stance 12 years ago on the dividing line between free...
article NBA says don’t call it an integrity fee; league argues it deserves “royalty” for casinos profiting off its product
(USA) -- The assistant general counsel of the NBA said Friday that the league deserves compensation as sports betting expands nationwide as a "royalty" for the...

4/22/2018

article Supreme Court to decide on NJ sports gambling this week
(Washington D.C.) -- Let’s get ready to gamble! New Jersey casinos and racetracks — as well as sports gaming fans in the New York metropolitan area —...

4/20/2018

article Oregon Lottery Says It Has ‘Broad Authority To Introduce’ Sports Betting, Without New Law
(Oregon) -- Add Oregon to the list of states that may not need a new law to offer sports betting within its boundaries if the federal ban is struck down. An official for...
article How a Sex Scandal Is Slowing Missouri’s Ability to Legalize Sports Betting
(Missouri) -- The odds of a Missouri sports-betting bill crystallizing have plummeted recently. And not because lawmakers aren’t interested in developing a new...
article NIGA, commercial casinos agree on legalized sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- Tribal and commercial casinos are united on the need for legalized sports betting, the leaders of the country’s two largest gaming associations said...
article Scientific Games launches online sports betting platform for Hungary's lottery
(Hungary) -- The company announced Tuesday it has successfully launched an online sports betting channel for Szerencsejáték Zrt., Hungary's state-owned lottery and...

4/19/2018

article Does a New Gambling Deal Affect Florida’s Sports Betting Chances?
(Florida) -- The Sunshine State has long marketed itself as a welcoming slice of paradise to would-be tourists. However, historically, it’s been anything but for...
article Leagues that fought N.J. sports betting want cut of the action if it's legalized. Guess how that went?
(New Jersey) -- Two professional sports leagues are seeking a cut of New Jersey's sports betting revenue if the U.S. Supreme Court allows the state to legalize it...
article How Gambling Is Fueling Hockey’s Hottest Team
(Las Vegas) -- With their series sweep over the LA Kings, the NHL’s expansion-team extraordinaire Vegas Golden Knights took another step forward in their miracle...
article Station Casinos offers free wagers on Golden Knights to win Cup
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos has caught playoff hockey fever and will offer free bets on the Vegas Golden Knights to win the Stanley Cup. Payouts could amount to up to...
article British casinos & sportsbooks eye America’s untapped gambling scene
(UK) -- British sportsbook William Hill has been around since 1934. In that time, William Hill has become one of the world’s leaders in sportsbooks and online gaming.
article Slovenia Gambling Field Faces Second Attempt at Liberalizing Sports Betting
(Slovenia) -- Slovenia has been attempting to introduce innovation in its gambling industry and make way for new offerings to be available for the players in the country.

4/18/2018

article Future of Legal Online Gaming Could Be Pulled Along by Sports Betting
(USA) -- Sports betting and online poker are only fully legal in the state of Nevada as of press time. But, there is an ongoing legal proceeding that might change all...
article Sports betting industry tries to quell concerns of tribal casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Facing an audience skeptical about the risk of expanding sports betting to tribal casinos given the 5 percent return on total handle in Nevada, gaming...
article Bill to legalize sports betting in Louisiana fails in Senate committee
(Louisiana) -- A state Senate committee on Tuesday rejected sports betting at casinos in Louisiana. Senate Bill 266 by state Rep. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, would have...
article Louisiana Opts Out of Legal Sports Betting (for Now)
(Louisiana) -- Just because sports betting might become legal across the US, not every state is ready to jump on board, at least not right away. On Tuesday, a senate...
article Amid New Focus On Sports Betting, Unions Previously Took Stance On ‘Publicity Rights’ In Fantasy Lawsuit
(USA) -- Last week, the four most prominent US player unions flagged athlete “publicity rights” as a point of emphasis in a joint statement about sports...
article Sports Betting Could Help Fledgling Football Leagues AAF, XFL
(USA) -- As sports bettors are long known for being creatures of habit, their most counted-upon ritual dedicates them to the five months of NFL and NCAA college football...

4/17/2018

article Louisiana Sports Betting Referendum Hits Snag, Not Yet Bagged
(Louisiana) -- On Tuesday, Louisiana State Senator Daniel Martiny (R-District 10) was reminded just what a tough crowd a finance committee can be. Martiny, sponsor of SB...
article Horse-Racing Channel Ready at Gate for Legal U.S. Sports Betting
(Ireland) -- Kip Levin’s landlord is trying to take back some of the vacant offices his company rents in Los Angeles. But the head of the largest U.S. horse-racing...

4/16/2018

article Jumping Into NJ Sports Betting: Scientific Games Conducts ‘Product Review Sessions’ With Regulators
(New Jersey) -- Scientific Games indicated that it has met with New Jersey regulators about its sports betting product, should the state win its US Supreme Court case....
article PGA Joins Professional Player Leagues Supporting US Sports Betting Legalization
(USA) -- The PGA Tour joined the range of professional player associations that call for nation-wide legalization of sports betting operations. Earlier this month, Jay...

4/15/2018

article What you need to know about Maryland and sports betting
(Maryland) -- There is a lot of attention on sports betting across the country. From Chris Christie backing the legalization of sports betting in New Jersey to the PGA...
article Gambling Commission fines Sun Bets firm over ‘piegate’ incident
(UK) -- The betting firm behind last year’s “pie-gate” controversy has been fined and told it risks losing its licence for its role in a publicity...

4/13/2018

article PGA Tour commissioner throws support behind potential legalization of sports gambling
(USA) -- With the Supreme Court getting set to weigh in later this year whether sports gambling is legal, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has taken an official -- and...
article Major sports leagues players associations release joint statement on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The players associations representing the four major sports leagues – baseball, football, basketball and hockey – in anticipation of the...
article OP/ED: Get it right on sports gambling
(Kansas) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has not yet ruled on lifting a federal ban on legalized sports betting. Such a ruling is expected later this year. If the court favors...

4/12/2018

article Four Major US Players Associations On Sports Betting’s Future: ‘Athletes Must Also Have A Seat At The Table’
(USA) -- The four groups — representing players in the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NHL — say they have been working in concert as the possibility...
article NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL players unions join legal sports gambling debate
(USA) -- With the legalization of sports betting across the U.S. looking more likely, players unions from major North American sports leagues want a seat at the table.
article Oklahoma OK’s Ball and Dice Games but No Dice for Sports Betting
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma legalized craps and roulette at its tribal casinos this week when Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3375 into law, shorn of a provision that...

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