Two very significant news stories came out of the US last week. Firstly, the Obama  administration seemed to hammer the final nail into the coffin of anyone’s hopes for a federal bill to regulate online gaming.

The news of amendments to Illinois’ HB4148 bill looks less significant when taken in isolation but dig a little deeper and it reveals the full extent of politicians’ protectionist attitudes. This could be devastating for any i-gaming suppliers West of the Atlantic who are hoping to make a buck from the US.

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