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Sports Betting is Now Legal and Regulated in New York

Mid this month, the Empire State saw the launch of its very first regulated sportsbook. This comes six years after the enabling law was passed and a little over a year since the United Supreme Court abolished the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Sports betting in the state was authorized under a voter-approved […]

GAN, FanDuel Expand Pennsylvania Online Gaming Partnership

Renowned online gambling software developer and solutions provider GAN last week announced that it would be making substantial additions to the services that it currently provides to FanDuel Group which is owned by Flutter Entertainment, the behemoth gambling operator that was previously known as Paddy Power Betfair. The expansion will be going down in the […]

Pa. Online Casino and Online Poker to Go Live on July 15

Finally! The Keystone State’s online gaming and online poker industries are set to officially kick off operations in July. This has been confirmed by a letter from Kevin O’Toole, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) which was addressed the state’s 13 licensed casino operators and stated that interactive gaming will be […]

Slot Machines Could Be Headed to Pennsylvanian Airports

The Keystone State is currently considering a new bill that seeks to allow existing Las Vegas-style brick-and-mortar casinos to operate tradition slot machines at the state’s airports. Filed on April 2, the proposed legislation will amount to a number of key changes including a shift in a law that was passed in 2017 to allow […]

Sports Betting Revenues Falling Short of Premarket Forecasts

Since the United States Supreme Court lifted the federal ban on sports betting in May last year, a total of eight states have operational sports betting industries. All of these states had very high hopes for sports betting, but things are not looking so good for some of the state’s – officials in four of […]

US DOJ Files Motion to Dismiss Wire Act Lawsuit

The United States Department of Justice has recently filed a motion to dismiss that was filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire Act opinion in January 2019. Rumors of the move by the Wire Act to reverse the Wire Act opinion officially came in November last year […]

Pennsylvania Reminds of Responsible Gambling Month

On March 5, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released additional information about the ongoing Problem Gambling Awareness Month initiative in March. The PGCB is allocated additional resources to stress the issue of gambling addiction and how it may affect the lives of victims as well as their families and friends. In order to better […]

Casinos Have Better Chances than Sports Betting in 3 US States

When PASPA was finally defeated in May, 2018 nobody hurried to speculate that casinos would be the place where most sports betting would take place anyway. Pennsylvania’s own casinos hadn’t submitted a sports betting license by June. Then some wondered – where else if not casinos? Sure, there were the race tracks, but would that […]

Former DOI Secretary Zinke Facing Prosecutors

Pennsylvania has served as inspiration for other states looking to legalize their casino industries. Neighboring Connecticut has also been discussing potential ways to lay the ground work of its own iGaming industry. So far, four gambling bills have been introduced, each covering a separate aspect of the industry. While Connecticut’s seem tight legally and on […]

Wire Act Decision Delayed Until June 14, 2019

The Wire Act has been threatening the sports betting, online poker and iGaming industries in the United States. With the legislation expected to arrive on April 15. However, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has caved, deciding to delay the implementation of the law by 60 days. As a result, the new decision will hit on […]