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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 […]

Virginia Governor Signs Gambling Expansion Bill

Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia has recently signed a gambling bill that will effectively open the doors for online poker and online gambling in the state. Known as SB 1126, the bill gives the Joint Legislative and Review Commission the go-ahead to undertake a detailed study of casino gaming in the state – in […]

DOJ Not Likely to Reverse Wire Act Opinion

In mid-February, the New Hampshire state lottery filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Justice new interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act. The complaint was filed to a US District Court for New Hampshire with the Department of Justice and William Barr, the newly appointed Attorney General, as the defendants. According to their […]

US Lawmakers Worried About Mobile Sports Betting

Needless to say, the growth of sports betting in the United States since the Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting has been very rapid, to say the least. In essence, it implies that sports betting was already a big deal in the country even though all of it was happening underground and […]

New Pennsylvanian Bill Seeks to Curb Underage Gambling

On March 1, a new bill was introduced to the Keystone State’s legislature. HB 657, the bill in question, proposed an increase in the severity of penalties for offenses to underage gambling at the state’s land-based casino establishments. The legislation currently sits with the House Gaming Oversight Committee and no specific date for a hearing […]

Pa. Truck Stop Gambling to Launch This Year? Maybe Not

Even though since the Keystone State’s gaming expansion plans were signed into law back in 2017 the major focus has been on sports betting, online gaming and mobile gaming, the state has been quietly advancing towards allowing gambling at over 40 truck stops as well as five mini-casinos. According to the gaming expansion plans, the […]

Pala Interactive Debuts New Social Casino and Poker for WPT

Leading online social casino and real money business-to-business (B2B) gaming provider, Pala Interactive on Tuesday, January 29 announced the launch of its social casino and poker for the World Poker Tour’s current ClubWPTTM sweepstakes-based subscription poker offering. The platform is considered to be one of the largest online poker sites in the United States thanks […]

New Wire Act Opinion Forces Pa. To Fence-In Online Gambling

Late last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board responded to the change of opinion on the 1961 Wire Act by the United States’ Department of Justice – the new opinion stated that the law applied not only to sports betting but also all other forms of online gambling. This reversal of the same law back […]