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Pa. Gets Serious About Restricting Online Play at Casinos

Online sports betting and online casinos have been a reality in the Keystone State for over a month now and it is every bit as exciting as many of the state’s residents expected it to be. The state’s online gambling sector was among the most anticipated ones in the United States and now that it […]

Lawsuit Against SugarHouse Casino Withdrawn

A lawsuit that was filed against SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia has recently been withdrawn. According to the court documents, the attorneys of the two claimants who filed the lawsuit notified the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that they had decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, without prejudice. As such, they […]

PokerStars Poker Room May Finally Be Headed to Pennsylvania

On June 12, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board held a hearing that ended with the announcement of a number of positive developments for the state’s gambling industry. Some of the most notable highlights of the eventful hearing included the announcement that SugarHouse Casino would be rebranding as Rivers Philadelphia. Also, the gambling regulator also approved […]

Wire Act Applies Only to Sports Betting, Federal Judge Rules

On Monday, June 3, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire ruled that 1961 Wire Act only applies to “activities associated with sports gambling” thus effectively overruling the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the law that was published in January. Needless to say, there has always been a shadow of doubt […]

Pa. Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of State Gaming Law

Last Friday, Pennsylvania’s highest court shot down a special fund that was created by the state’s gambling expansion law back in October 2017. The law, as it turns out, left the Keystone State’s high-performing casino operators such as Parx Casino and Sands Bethlehem to pay disproportionate tax to subsidize the less profitable casino operations that […]

US DOJ Claims Wire Act Does Not Affect Lotteries

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently claimed that its new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act does not address the legality of interstate and online lotteries. This move by the department is seemingly meant to salvage a losing hand but the development could likely mean an end to the federal court case […]

NHLC Director Expects Wire Act Lawsuit Decision by End of May

The arguments in the lawsuit that was recently filed against the United States Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act are set to begin in 10 days. While the country’s justice system is known to be quite slow in some instances, some of the people involved in the lawsuit are hopeful that the […]

UK Fixed Odds Betting Lockdown Takes Effect

The United Kingdom is one of the places that has had to grapple with extreme cases of problem gambling and for this reason, the country’s government and its gaming regulators have opted to take control of the issue through a series of amendments. Today makes the date for one of the major changes to the […]

Two More Pa. Casinos Apply for Sports Betting Licenses

Just when we thought that everything had reached the peak for the Keystone State’s sports betting market, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Friday announced that two more land-based casino operator are angling to venture into the booming sports betting industry. Mount Airy Casino Resort and Mohegan Sun Pocono, the two casinos, that forward their […]

West Virginia Online Gambling Bill Becomes Law

On Wednesday, March 28, the Lottery Interactive wagering Act otherwise referred to as HB 2934 became law after Jim Justice, the state’s governor failed to sign it into law or veto it. Even though the occurrence was rather unorthodox, it came as a sigh of relief for most of the proponents of online gambling in […]