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WV House passes sports betting bill, as MLB commissioner raises concerns

Legislation to legalize sports betting at the state’s casinos passed the House of Delegates on a 77-22 vote Friday, while the commissioner of Major League Baseball was holding a conference call with state media to oppose the bill in its current form.

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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...
article Oklahoma Tribal Casinos Sports Betting Legalization Hits a Roadblock
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma has been working towards the legalization of sports betting and “ball and dice” casino offerings in tribal gambling venues for the...
article Players' unions come together to put out statement on gambling
(New Jersey) -- With the sports world still awaiting the Supreme Court's ruling on the New Jersey sports betting case, the major player associations -- NFLPA, the...
article PGA Tour Commissioner Voices Support for Legalized Sports Betting
(USA) -- PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan revealed this week that should a change come to the current federal sports betting ban, the professional golf organization...
article Would Legalized Sports Betting Help States Get Out of the Hole?
(USA) -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to allow legalized sports betting across the country, and many states are lining up at the gate to cash in...
article Report: DraftKings Close To Locking Up Atlantic City Casino Partnership For Sports Betting
(Atlantic City) -- It’s becoming clear that some daily fantasy sports operators are going to pursue sports betting. The fit seems fairly natural, after all. There...

4/11/2018

article Gambling opponents worry about the lure of sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Will legalizing sports betting in Illinois lead to fewer teens betting on games online? That's the question anti-gambling advocates and state...
article PGA Tour supports legalized sports betting and its reasons may surprise you
(Florida) -- The PGA Tour would welcome regulated and legalized sports betting on its competitions if the Supreme Court overturns the federal ban that prohibits such...
press release Spectrum forms new sports betting group in US
(New Jersey) -- Spectrum Gaming Group has established a new, specialist sports betting group in the US ahead of the potential expansion of regulated sports wagering.

4/10/2018

article Conn. Lottery to Legalize Sport Betting
(Connecticut) -- A bill designed to legalize sports betting in the state of Connecticut is up for review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Connecticut Lottery Corp. is in...
article Maryland Sports Betting Effort Falls Short; Fantasy Sports Bill Heads To Governor
(Maryland) -- An effort to legalize sports betting in Maryland via a referendum fell short, as the legislature wrapped up Monday without sending a bill to the governor....

4/9/2018

article Top 10 US states to legalize sports betting
(USA) -- It seems that nationwide sports betting in the U.S. may soon have its day. Late last year, New Jersey brought a case to the Supreme Court to banish the...
article Legal sports betting would boost rural Iowa, Wild Rose says
(Iowa) -- The way State Rep. Brian Best, a Glidden Republican, sees it, sports betting — wagers on the Minnesota Vikings or an Iowa-Iowa State game or any number...
article Competing bills could legalize gambling on sports in Missouri
(Missouri) -- Soon you may be able to bet on the Cardinals legally in Missouri. Lawmakers are considering three bills that would allow sports gambling throughout the...
article Sports Betting Legalization Efforts Coming Together In Two New States
(USA) -- Recent sports betting bills are on file in at least 18 states, and that number may be poised to grow by two. According to local reporting in Arizona and...
article Legalized Sports Betting in the United States: Analyzing the Impact of Legalization on Corruption Risk
(USA) -- The rise of corruption in sport has captured the attention of many anticorruption groups, including Transparency International and the United Nations Office on...

4/8/2018

article EDITORIAL: Sports gambling window doesn’t need opened yet
(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...
article WALLACH: Player Unions Need To Engage on Sports Betting, And It's Not Too Late
(Florida) -- The parade of voices being heard in the ongoing sports betting legalization debate in the U.S. is as diverse as it is nearly endless. Nearly every obvious...

4/7/2018

article Would Legalized Sports Betting Help States Get Out of the Hole?
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on whether to allow legalized sports betting across the country, and many states are lining up at the...

4/6/2018

article Competing bills could legalize gambling on sports in Missouri
(Missouri) -- Soon you may be able to bet on the Cardinals legally in Missouri. Lawmakers are considering three bills that would allow sports gambling throughout the...
article Could legalized sports betting solve Arizona teacher pay?
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling soon that could overturn the federal ban on sports gambling, and some state lawmakers say it could be...
article Legislature’s finance committee passes sports-betting bill
(Connecticut) -- A legislative committee approved a bill Thursday that could lead to the legalization of sports betting in the state and would authorize online sales of...
article Louisiana voters may be asked to legalize sports gambling in ballot measure
(Louisiana) -- It’s a good bet that proposals to increase tax revenues from gambling will gain more traction as Louisiana legislators exhaust ways to reduce the...
article A Lawmaker Finally Asks The Online Gambling Question We’ve Been Waiting To Hear
(USA) -- The possibility of the US Supreme Court striking down the federal prohibition on sports betting has resulted in a tidal wave of preemptive legislation across...

4/5/2018

article ASHENDEN: On integrity in official US betting content
(USA) -- At Perform, we are often asked for our view on the potential of the US as a regulated betting market. Our view is firmly that the market has huge upside for...
article Finance panel OK’s sports betting measure
(Connecticut) -- The legislature’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee approved a bill Thursday that could launch Connecticut’s own sports betting...
article Who’s going to pay for New Jersey’s sports betting legal bills?
(New Jersey) -- The sports gambling world is still on pins and needles, waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue its ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports...

4/4/2018

article Want to place bets on sports? Keep an eye on these Kansas and Missouri bills
(Kansas) -- With a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the horizon, lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri are grappling with whether to legalize sports betting and bring an...
article Senate committee clears Louisiana sports betting, but not online gambling
(Louisiana) -- The U.S. state of Louisiana has moved closer towards legalizing sports betting after securing the nod of the Senate committee members. WWL AM 870 reported...
article Rhode Island latest to propose legalized sportsbetting
(Rhode Island) -- Anticipating a positive outcome to the Christie v NCAA federal lawsuit currently being considered by the United States Supreme Court, the small eastern...
article Missouri Lawmaker: ‘It’s Going To Be Tough’ To Pass Sports Betting Bill In 2018
(Missouri) -- The Missouri House of Representatives is holding its first hearing on the issue of sports betting Wednesday in the House Budget Committee. The committee...
article Missouri lawmakers hope to legalize sports betting in the state
(Missouri) -- By June, the U.S. Supreme Court may open the door for states to legalize sports betting by ruling on the constitutionality of the federal act that...

4/3/2018

article DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings says it has contacted potential casino partners in New Jersey with an eye to offering sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it....
article 'Serious expansion of gaming': Sports betting advances in Legislature, but more hurdles await
(Louisiana) -- Betting on sports would become legal at gambling facilities throughout Louisiana – even at bars and restaurants – under legislation approved...
article How the Raiders got comfortable with sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL and Las Vegas have grown up together, an upstart sports league from the East Coast and a liberal city in the desert coming of age to emerge as...
article Casino owner bet big that Michigan would win it all. Instead, he watches $1 million slip away
(Las Vegas) -- A downtown Las Vegas casino owner bet $25,000 one month ago that the University of Michigan would sweep through the NCAA men's basketball tournament...
article Monmouth Park in limbo, as SCOTUS again delays sports betting opinion
(New Jersey) -- When Monmouth Park opens its meet on May 5, it still hopes to offer sports betting available for patrons by then, if not sooner. But the Supreme Court of...
article Morning Spin: Illinois lawmakers to discuss sports betting today
(Illinois) -- State senators on Tuesday are scheduled to talk about whether Illinois should allow sports gambling if the federal law banning it is ever lifted.

4/1/2018

article Vegas a college hoops destination, despite NCAA cold shoulder
(Las Vegas) -- During two weeks of conference tournament fervor last month, fans of 41 programs across four leagues descended upon Las Vegas to watch college basketball...
article Michigan Alum/Casino CEO Set To Cash In $1 Million If Michigan Wins The Title Monday
(Michigan) -- After Michigan took of business last night and sent Sister Jean back to Chicago, Michigan Alum and Vegas casino CEO, Derek Stevens, is one win away from...

3/31/2018

article What Americans Really Think About Sports Betting
(USA) -- I’ve come to think that Venmo, PayPal and the like might very well go out of business were it not for the annual three-week gambling festival known as the...
article COMMENTARY: Sports gambling may raise more issues than it solves
(New York) -- It is now conventional wisdom that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon find the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional. PASPA is...

3/30/2018

article Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future?
(Iowa) -- Jake Highfill doesn’t claim to be the biggest sports fan on the planet. He says he’s never placed a bet — legal or illegal. But the Iowa...
article DraftKings seeking casino partners for sports betting
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings says it has contacted potential casino partners in New Jersey with an eye to offering sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it....
article DraftKings seeks partners for sports betting in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- DraftKings is seeking casino partners in New Jersey to offer sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it. The leading fantasy sports company...
article Report: DraftKings Is Aggressively Shopping For Sports Betting Partnerships In New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- It is very clear that daily fantasy sports juggernaut DraftKings has shifted quite a bit of focus to prepare for the possibility of sports betting...
article The D Las Vegas owner Stevens eyes $1 million payday – again
(Las Vegas) -- After losing big last year on his alma mater, Detroit native and Las Vegas casino magnate, Derek Stevens (pictured), is once again in for a massive payday...
article Billy Walters on his conviction, gambling -- and ex-friend Lefty
(USA) -- The world's most feared sports gambler is out of the game. William "Billy" T. Walters, 71, who in his prime had the financial muscle and acumen to...

3/28/2018

article Legal Sports Gambling is Coming, and the NFL Is Getting Ready to Capitalize (Of Course It Is)
(Florida) -- It’s 2021, and Browns quarterback Sam Darnold runs on the field, his offense given the ball at its own 25-yard line after Pittsburgh drove for a...
article NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Talks Media Strategy and Sports Betting
(USA) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses the NBA's media strategy and his views on sports betting ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on regulating...
article NFL Commish Talks Sports Betting At Owners Meetings: ‘Focused On This For Several Years’
(USA) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the future of sports betting in the US during a press conference at the league’s owners meetings on Wednesday...
article States Exploring Legal Sports Betting Should Scrap In-Person Registration
(USA) -- A number of states are rushing to pass sports betting legislation ahead of a possible US Supreme Court decision that would lift the current sports betting...
article Super Bowl Betting Drives Nevada Sportsbooks To New February Record For Handle
(Nevada) -- Nevada sportsbooks had their best February ever in terms of total amount wagered, as handle surpassed $400 million for the first time in that month. Total...
article The Leagues Vs. Delaware on Sports Betting: Goodwill, Goodell And The NFL’s Fury
(Delaware) -- Roger Goodell’s letter to Delaware Governor Jack Markell was clear. The opening paragraph of Goodell’s March 17, 2009 letter to Gov. Markell...

3/27/2018

article Missouri to Hold Hearings on Multiple Sports Betting Bills Next Week
(Missouri) -- Multiple Missouri sports betting bills will get their “day in court” in the legislature on Wednesday, April 4, when the state’s House...
article Nevada Sportsbooks Receive State Approval to Offer NFL Draft Odds
(Nevada) -- Nevada sportsbooks will once again be permitted to offer odds on the NFL Draft. On Monday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) signed off on 32 different...
article Records Show MLB, NBA Now Lobbying On Sports Betting In Nearly A Dozen States
(USA) -- There are three primary parties involved in the movement toward widespread, legal sports betting. There are operators, mostly casino owners, who want to offer...
article The Marriage of Sports Betting, Analytics And Novice Bettors
(Internet) -- The prospect of expanded sports betting in the United States presents great opportunities for sports fans who may have shied away from their local bookies...
article Casino owner Derek Stevens could win $1 million on Michigan basketball future bet
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is asking for your sports betting advice. The downtown Las Vegas casino owner has a $25,000 wager on Michigan to win the national...
article Racetracks A Wrinkle For Maryland Sports-Betting Bill [sub req]
(Maryland) -- A top Maryland casino executive urged Senate committee on Tuesday to eliminate racetracks from a bill that would ask voters to allow wagering on sports...
article Sports Betting Bill Introduced to Maryland Senate Committee
(Maryland) -- The Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on HB 1014, a bill to expand commercial gaming in the state to include sports...
article Sports betting still on hold at Monmouth Park
(New Jersey) -- The wait continues for Monmouth Park. The Supreme Court of the United States did not issue a decision Tuesday morning on New Jersey’s case seeking...
article Betting Sites Take Over Electronics and Beer Companies on UK Football Kits amid Criticism (Infographic)
(UK) -- The following infographic presents information about the English Premier League (EPL) Shirt Sponsorships and the gambling companies contribution and value over...
article Small Handful Of Loyola-Chicago Bettors Still In Position To Hit NCAA Tournament-Betting Jackpot
(USA) -- Sister Jean Delores Schmidt might not approve of such behavior, but there was big money to be made by betting on her Loyola-Chicago team in the NCAA men’s...

3/26/2018

article New Jersey Isn’t Alone: Leagues Have Twice Sued Delaware Over Sports Betting
(Delaware) -- The NFL’s legal tussle with Delaware Governor Sherman W. Tribbitt started swiftly. “In August 1976…the Delaware State Lottery announced...
article Roger Goodell remains quiet on league gambling plan
(USA) -- According to recent articles by Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it doesn’t appear that NFL commissioner...
article Kansas sports betting bill gives leagues a taste of what they want
(Kansas) -- Professional sports leagues scored a victory in the state of Kansas after lawmakers introduced a sports betting bill that called for an integrity fee. On...
article Sports Betting Integrity Body ESSA to Help UEFA Combat Match-Fixing
(Europe) -- European football’s governing association UEFA announced that it has entered a partnership with the association which promotes sports betting integrity, ESSA...

3/24/2018

article NBA, MLB to legislators: We want a cut of profits from sports betting
(New York) -- For years, the fight over nationwide sports gambling was simple. Casinos wanted it legalized. The major sports leagues didn't. Now, on the eve of a...
article States’ rush to sports betting might be quite a horse race
(New Mexico) -- Ray Willis is a gambler – at least in the sense he has been an owner and breeder in New Mexico’s skittish horse racing business since 1981....

3/23/2018

article Pyrrhic victory for leagues in Kansas sports betting bill
(Kansas) -- Calls by the NBA and Major League Baseball for an integrity fee to be paid in any legalisation of sports betting by states haven’t fallen on deaf ears...

3/22/2018

article COHEN: Bet On U.S. Supreme Court Sports Wagering Verdict To Change The Game In Asia
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the federal government ban on sports betting would trigger expansion of all forms of online gaming in Asia...
article March Madness means lots of illegal sports betting
(USA) -- March Madness — the college men’s basketball tournament — is underway. And that means office pools, brackets, and lots of betting. The...
article West Virginia ready to allow sports betting within 90 days: lottery director
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting in West Virginia casinos could be up and running within three months after the Supreme Court decides to strike down the controversial...

3/21/2018

article No Supreme Court Decision on Federal Sports Betting Ban, Online Odds Disappear
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released three opinions this week, but one wasn’t regarding New Jersey’s appeal that the...

3/20/2018

article Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets
(Washington D.C.) -- With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. states are considering...

3/19/2018

article If Sports Betting's Going to Be Legal, Major Leagues Want a Cut
(USA) -- For years, the fight over nationwide sports gambling was simple. Casinos wanted it legalized. The major sports leagues didn’t. Now, on the eve of a...
article If Sports Betting's Going to Be Legal, Major Leagues Want a Cut
(USA) -- For years, the fight over nationwide sports gambling was simple. Casinos wanted it legalized. The major sports leagues didn’t. Now, on the eve of a...
article Odds, Integrity And Preparations For The Supreme Court To Rule On Sports Betting
(USA) -- With each anticipatory day we see another article or press release of a state government or casino making elaborate and ambitious plans to accommodate the...
article US sports betting ‘enormous’ opportunity – DraftKings CEO
(USA) -- Jason Robins, chief executive and co-founder of DraftKings, has said the potential wider legalisation of sports betting in the US represents an "enormous...
article Sports betting could soon be in play in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- This time next year, you might be able to legally win cash for your March Madness selections. A pair of measures included in the state's gaming...
article Maryland Lawmakers May Put Fate of Sports Betting In Voters’ Hands
(Maryland) -- The state of Maryland on Thursday became the latest to dip its foot into the legalizing sports betting pool. But different from many states that have been...

3/18/2018

article Awaiting Supreme Court decision, pro sports league prepare for legal betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Across Florida and Arizona, professional baseball teams are prepping for the inevitable surprises of a 162-game season. Players and coaches use...
article Place your bets? Illinois preparing for legal sports wagering
(Illinois) -- llinois lawmakers are discussing what shape legal sports betting would take in the state if a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision clears the way...
article Will sports wagering – the legal variety – come to New York?
(New York) -- Forget wagering on March Madness at the office or a bar. And say goodbye to bookies and illegal, offshore Internet for your straight, parlay, teaser and...

3/17/2018

article Will sports wagering – the legal variety – come to New York?
(New York) -- Forget wagering on March Madness at the office or a bar. And say goodbye to bookies and illegal, offshore Internet for your straight, parlay, teaser and...
article Kevin Haskin: Taking odds on casino sports books
(Kansas) -- The hubbub at Kansas Star Casino was a little busier than usual over the weekend. Collective Soul even played a concert, though the event that had everyone...
article West Virginia Lawmakers Say Special Session On Sports Betting Unnecessary
(West Virginia) -- Republicans and Democrats in the West Virginia Legislature agree no changes are needed to sports betting legislation passed during the recent...

3/16/2018

article If SCOTUS Lets States Legalize Sports Betting, Will They Be Ready?
(USA) -- Last December, when the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Christie v. NCAA, most of the justices seemed inclined to agree that a 1992 law barring states...
article Will the U.S. Supreme Court Bless Sports Wagers? Casinos Are Placing Bets
(USA) -- If the casino industry gets its way, this could be the last March Madness where Americans have to go to Nevada to bet legally on the college basketball...
article Sportech, CT Lottery support sports betting amid AG’s pushback
(Connecticut) -- Sportech Venues Inc., the operator of 16 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, lobbied lawmakers Thursday to legalize sports betting. The UK-...
article Legal issues aside, March Madness pools grow more sophisticated
(USA) -- Just as mouse clicks online have mostly replaced photocopied NCAA Tournament brackets filled out by pencil — often with a good eraser at hand — the...
article March Madness? More Like 'March Sadness' For Casino Industry
(USA) -- The NCAA college basketball tournament is humming along and generating a huge volume of wagers at Nevada’s regulated sports books. However, the casino...
article NBA official explains why the league is pushing for ‘integrity fee’
(West Virginia) -- The National Basketball Association is making its case for professional sports leagues to play a greater role in the discussion of sports betting in...
press release West Virginia Governor calls for slight changes to sports betting law
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said this week that the bill passed by the Legislature (SB451) permitting sports wagering will become law.
article House votes to put sports gambling in Maryland on November ballot
(Maryland) -- Bipartisan legislation calling for Maryland voters to weigh in on legalized sports betting in the state sailed through the House Thursday with a vote of...

3/15/2018

article Sports betting referendum moves step closer to Maryland's November ballot
(Maryland) -- Maryland lawmakers who are betting that the U.S. Supreme Court may soon approve sports gambling are advancing bills to ask voters in November to approve...
article HBPA Convention: Panelists Say Racing Must Prepare For, Embrace Sports Betting
(USA) -- To appreciate how public opinion on sports betting has changed in recent years, consider that the National Football League went from banning Las Vegas...
article Wagering rules to remember in the NCAA tourney
(Missouri) -- It’s getting down to the last minute to fill out your bracket, but one thing to remember is that filling this out for a cash prize is illegal. In...

3/14/2018

article Will Supreme Court Bless Sports Wagers? Casinos Are Placing Bets
(Washington D.C.) -- If the casino industry gets its way, this could be the last March Madness where Americans have to go to Nevada to bet legally on the college...
article March Madness year-round? Sure, if gambling on life becomes legal
(California) -- The return of March Madness is a reminder that perhaps the most common of all the unenforced laws in America — after changing lanes without using...
article Kansas Casinos Take Aim at MLB and NBA Sports Betting Integrity Fee
(Kansas) -- Kansas casino operators clashed with Major League Baseball at a hearing of the state House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Tuesday.
article MLB wants a slice of sports betting revenue in Kansas, too
(Kansas) -- Lawmakers are setting their sights on the multi-million dollar potential of sports betting business in Kansas—and so is Major League Baseball.

3/13/2018

article Don't Book On Kansas Sports Gambling Yet, But MLB Is Watching
(Kansas) -- March madness has many Kansans filling out their NCAA brackets. Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that could tap into that market by legalizing...
article Kansas joins states contemplating potential of legalized sports betting
(Kansas) -- Kansas House and Senate committees are considering implications of legislation expanding gaming to include sports betting by mobile applications, over the...
article Kansas lawmakers considering wager on sports betting bill
(Kansas) -- Kansas lawmakers are considering bringing sports betting to the state. But even with an estimated $1.3 billion a year in wagering on the line, not everyone...
article DraftKings CEO on Failed Merger, IPO Plans, Sports Betting Prospects
(Massachusetts) -- DraftKings has been busy since its proposed merger with FanDuel was scrapped last summer, after the two daily fantasy sports rivals decided not to...
article Legislators to consider legalization of sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Sports betting, land-based casinos, and a referendum on statewide gambling are up for debate at the Louisiana Capitol this year. So far, lawmakers have...
article Louisiana Sen. Martiny Introduces Sports Betting & Internet Gaming Bills
(Louisiana) -- As Louisiana’s casino market continues to slide, the state is currently considering the possibility of introducing its biggest gambling expansion...
article Missouri Pursuing Multiple Avenues to Legalize Sports Betting
(Missouri) -- Though multiple bills to legalize sports betting in Missouri have stalled in committee, the state legislature did make a sliver of headway on the issue...
article New York Sports Betting Bill Takes A Quick First Step, But More Action Will Have To Wait
(New York) -- A New York sports betting bill advanced out of a Senate committee on Tuesday morning, a quick advancement for legislation introduced just last week. The...
article Push to legalize sports gambling in New York
(New York) -- The fate of sports betting in New York is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, but state lawmakers aren't just sitting back and waiting on their...
article Las Vegas casino owner bets $363K on first round of NCAA Tournament
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens inadvertently upped the ante during his second annual NCAA Tournament betting binge.

3/12/2018

article States bet on legalization of sports gambling
(USA) -- States are lining up at the chance to allow sports gambling, wagering that the Supreme Court will overturn a law that effectively banned betting on sporting...
article $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally
(Atlantic City) -- America's gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally...
article AGA: 97% of expected $10 billion wagered on March Madness to be bet illegally
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) estimates that Americans will wager more than $10 billion on the upcoming 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Of...
article West Virginia becomes latest to legalise sports betting
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has become the latest US state to legalise gambling within its borders, following the passage of the ‘West Virginia Sports Lottery...

3/11/2018

article WALLACH: ‘Problematic’ for states to act on sports betting before Supreme Court ruling
(Las Vegas) -- A gaming and sports law attorney on Thursday said states risk alienating and influencing the U.S. Supreme Court by passing legislation authorizing sports...
article Betting, Breakfast and the Bolts: a Tampa Bay Lightning game at a sportsbook in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Hockey in the morning is a weird thing. Watching hockey in Las Vegas at 10:00 AM in a sportsbook ratchets that weirdness up another level. The days of...
article For Vegas sports books, March Madness is ‘the most fun time of the year’
(Las Vegas) -- The line to place a wager at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook stretches to legendary lengths during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. In previous...

3/10/2018

article Sports Betting Bill Will Become Law in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice said Friday he will allow the sports betting bill adopted by the Legislature to become law, which means West Virginia’s four...

3/9/2018

article Casinos are anticipating sports betting in near future
(New York) -- A Republican senator is pushing legislation that would allow sports betting at four new casinos that have opened across upstate New York. The bill...
article Could sports betting come to Upstate NY casinos? Bill would set up the rules of play
(New York) -- Four recently opened casinos in Upstate New York would be allowed to operate Las Vegas-style betting "books" under rules set out in a bill...
article Gaming group, key lawmaker skeptical of New York integrity fee compromise
(New York) -- The gaming industry in New York supports most of the sports-betting bill introduced by an influential Republican lawmaker, the problem is with a limited...
article Done Deal: West Virginia Legalizes Sports Betting Pending US Supreme Court Decision
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting is legal in West Virginia — at least if the federal ban outside of Nevada is deemed unconstitutional. As anticipated, the WV...
article Justice signs law to allow sports wagering if court OKs it
(West Virginia) -- Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill to legalize sports betting at the state's five casinos in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court case leads to the...
article Louisiana To Consider Sports Betting, Online Poker
(Louisiana) -- A pair of gambling bills are on the table in Louisiana that would expand the state’s already robust casino industry. Last week, a Republican...
article Sports betting in Iowa inevitable, experts say
(Iowa) -- Were they betting people — and some sure sounded like they were — state and national experts appear ready to wager that sports gambling will be...
press release Batavia Downs backing effort to allow sports betting at casino
(New York) -- Yesterday, Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope) the head of the New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee introduced legislation that would pave...

3/8/2018

article Bill to authorize sports betting introduced in New York
(New York) -- A bill to legalize sports betting has been introduced in the New York state Senate. Republican Sen. John Bonacic (BAHN’-uh-chek) of Orange County...
article Bonacic introduces bill to regulate sports betting if it becomes legal in NY
(New York) -- Sen. John Bonacic, a Mount Hope Republican, has introduced a bill in the state Senate to regulate sports gambling if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down a...
article New York seeking sports leagues integrity fee compromise
(New York) -- Another state in the USA has introduced a new bill seeking the introduction of sports betting, ahead of the potentially landmark decision by the Supreme...
article Sports betting's future comes down to line on young players
(New Jersey) -- As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another...

3/7/2018

article New York introduces legislation aimed at legalizing sports betting
(New York) -- A new bill aimed at legalizing sports betting in New York was introduced Wednesday, adding to the number of states moving forward with legislation ahead of...
article New York State’s New Sports Betting Bill Is A Win For Sports Leagues
(New York) -- Six weeks after the New York State Senate held a hearing on the potential of New York sports betting, Chairman of the Committee on Racing, Gaming and...
article Sports gambling bill in Louisiana’s House
(Louisiana) -- One of the nearly 20 states that have considered sports betting over the past year or so, Louisiana recently introduced a bill that would legalize sports...

3/6/2018

article Sports betting in Iowa inevitable, experts say
(Iowa) -- Were they betting people — and some sure sounded like they were — state and national experts appear ready to wager sports gambling will be legal in...
article Editorial: States are betting that Supreme Court will legalize sports wagers
(Missouri) -- This spring or early summer, the U.S. Supreme Court might legalize sports betting across the country. Missouri and Illinois are among dozens of states...
article Not the Cash Cow you'd Expect
(Las Vegas) -- Do you bet on sports? A multi-billion dollar sports betting industry may be headed our way...would you participate? Vegas sports informer for Docs Sports...

3/5/2018

article NBA’s 1% demand of sports bets could doom the industry before it gets going
(USA) -- While everyone waits, rather impatiently, to see if the Supreme Court will reverse the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), there has...
article Is Sports Betting Coming to Iowa?
(Iowa) -- One Drake Law professor says the U.S. Supreme Court may reach a decision on legalizing sports Monday morning. The current law says betting on sporting events...

3/4/2018

article How U.S. Sports Betting Is Rampant and Mostly Illegal: QuickTake
(USA) -- Betting on sports holds a peculiar place in American recreation: Only in Nevada is it broadly legal, but it happens pretty much everywhere. A case before the...
article MLB hypocritical in sports betting hearing
(USA) -- All parents, including MLB fans, have hilarious stories of times when their child attempted to use questionable logic to defend their behavior. One viral video...
article PASPA Repeal Odds Lengthen, Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision Could Come Monday: States’ Rights at Issue
(Washington D.C.) -- PASPA — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that has kept all but four grandfathered US states from offering legal sports...

3/3/2018

article NBA's push for piece of the action may doom state sports betting before chance of success
(Massachusetts) -- Sports betting in states outside of Nevada may be nearing reality. But that doesn't mean it will be a business success. Even as major professional...
article Major League Baseball urges veto of sports betting bill
(West Virginia) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred said the league "is realistic" and doesn't oppose sports betting in West Virginia -...
article Why Do The NBA And MLB Care So Much About West Virginia Sports Betting?
(West Virginia) -- Let’s start here: Barring a catastrophe, West Virginia will be the first state in 2018 to enact a sports betting law. The state will join New...

3/2/2018

article House passes sports betting bill; MLB commissioner to urge Justice to veto
(West Virginia) -- At the same Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was criticizing the sports betting bill moving through the West Virginia Legislature in a...
article Manfred: League interests not represented in W.Va. betting bill
(West Virginia) -- Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that Major League Baseball would urge the governor of West Virginia to veto an advancing bill that aims to...
article WV House passes sports betting bill, as MLB commissioner raises concerns
(West Virginia) -- Legislation to legalize sports betting at the state’s casinos passed the House of Delegates on a 77-22 vote Friday, while the commissioner of...
article Royals express reservations about sports betting bill in Missouri
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Royals broke with the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball in expressing reservations about a proposed sports betting bill in the...
article March Opening Weekend Madness at Las Vegas Sportsbooks
(Las Vegas) -- Finding a seat at a Las Vegas sportsbook might be difficult this weekend, as March opens up with a busy slate of various sporting events taking place...
article Connecticut Sports Betting Legislation Study Guide
(Connecticut) -- This is a timestamps study guide for the Connecticut sports betting legislative hearing conducted on March 1st, 2018 by Public Safety & Security...
article Upcoming sports gambling decision could drive online fantasy industry to expand
(New Jersey) -- As the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could...

3/1/2018

article Sports betting in Mass. could bring in major revenue, report finds
(Massachusetts) -- Wagers might generate between about $9 million and $61 million in state tax revenue if lawmakers decide to make sports betting legal in Massachusetts...
article Fantasy Sports bill unanimously passes Senate Committee, advances
(Alabama) -- The Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday that would legalize fantasy sports contests. Under existing law,...
article Higher tax on Iowa sports betting could be deal-breaker
(Iowa) -- More than doubling the proposed state tax on casino-based sports betting from 7.33 percent to 17 percent could be a deal-breaker, a spokesman for the Iowa...
article Royals express reservations about sports betting bill in Missouri
(Missouri) -- The Kansas City Royals broke with the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball in expressing reservations about a proposed sports betting bill in the...
article Could Louisiana Get Sports Betting? New Bill Would Legalize Single-Game Wagering
(Louisiana) -- Sports betting on Bourbon Street? Well, maybe not, but Louisiana is the latest state to introduce a bill that would legalize sports gambling. Louisiana is...
article Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Louisiana Opens Sports Betting Conversation
(Louisiana) -- Between Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and both riverboat and land-based casinos, it would seem that Louisiana would be a natural to add sports betting to the...
article Sports betting’s future comes down to line on young players
(New Jersey) -- As the push to legalize sports gambling in the U.S. nears a crucial Supreme Court decision, states hoping to reap a financial windfall could face another...
article CT lawmakers explore sports betting ahead of SCOTUS decision
(Connecticut) -- House Democratic leaders are preparing to enact legislation this spring to launch Connecticut's own legal sports betting industry. Their plan,...
article If Connecticut Regulates Sports Betting Following Court Ruling, NBA, MLB Want In On Profit
(Connecticut) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule on the legality of sports betting later this year, Connecticut is proactively considering legislation that...
article Legislators eager to set up sports betting
(Connecticut) -- House Democrats are proposing legislation that would legalize gambling on sports and they expect a public hearing on the measure this month in...
article MLB, NBA ready to bet on sports wagering in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- If Connecticut and other states legalize sports betting, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association are perfectly willing to go along...

2/28/2018

article Connecticut lawmakers ready for possible sports betting legalization
(Connecticut) -- If federal prohibitions on sports betting are lifted this year, Connecticut lawmakers want to be prepared to welcome the new industry to the state....
article If Missouri makes sports betting legal, Cardinals and Royals want a cut
(Missouri) -- If Missouri makes it legal to bet on sporting events, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals want in on the action. Under legislation debated...
article NBA plans for future gambling
(USA) -- As sports awaits a Supreme Court decision that could permit legal sports betting, the NBA and its teams are deep into planning how to profit from what is...
article State Legislatures Reviewing Missouri Sports Betting Bill
(Missouri) -- Sports betting in Missouri could soon be approved. Media reports confirmed this week that a sports betting bill was being introduced and reviewed by state...
article VIDEO: The NCAA and US sports betting reform
(USA) -- Like many professional sports leagues in the U.S., the NCAA has a long-standing opposition to betting on their sporting events. This week, J. Todd examines the...

2/27/2018

article Bill To Legalize Sports Betting At West Virginia Casinos Moves To House Of Delegates
(West Virginia) -- There are a number of states eagerly waiting for the Supreme Court to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) law of 1992...

2/26/2018

article From 'Integrity Fees' To Controlling What To Bet On, MLB's Framework For Legalized Sports Betting
(USA) -- For decades, Major League Baseball has taken betting on its games as one of it’s most serious matters. The 1919 “Black Sox” scandal in which...

2/24/2018

article Strong NBA Draft Class Has Las Vegas Oddsmakers Concerned Over ‘Tanking’
(Las Vegas) -- The NBA Draft won’t take place until June 21, but Las Vegas oddsmakers say the lottery is already impacting the league. Now past the midway point of...

2/23/2018

article MLB: Why the league won’t challenge state sports betting laws in court
(USA) -- MLB and the NBA are pushing for a cut of sports betting revenue via state legislatures because they wouldn't stand a chance getting a cut from the courts.
article Kansas sports gambling bill bets on U.S. Supreme Court case
(Kansas) -- A House bill would have Kansas “ready to go” in a race to legalize sports betting when the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether states could legalize...
article Complaints hit one of Nevada’s sports betting mutual funds
(Nevada) -- Former clients of Bettor Investments, one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada, are accusing its founder of going “radio silent”...

2/21/2018

article Why The AGA Supports Big Changes To Sports Betting Laws
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's gambling landscape may change later this year. The Supreme Court is expected to rule this spring on whether to overturn a law that...

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