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Maine sports betting bill introduced

Lawmakers in the US state of Maine have introduced a new bill to regulate sports betting, 15 months after the last sports betting bill was vetoed by Governor Janet Mills.

The new proposal is substantially similar to the bill that passed the legislature in June 2019 before being vetoed by the [...]

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North Carolina introduces online sports betting legislation

North Carolina has become the latest US state to introduce legislation to regulate online sports betting.

Sponsored by Senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe, senate bill 688 would allow the state regulator to authorise between 10 and 12 online sports betting operators, not including Tribal gaming operations.

Sports betting licenses will be [...]

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Wyoming Capitol

Wyoming Governor approves online sports betting bill

Governor Mark Gordon of Wyoming has signed legislation to authorise and regulate online sports betting.

Wyoming’s online-only market will allow players over the age of 18 to bet on professional and collegiate sports and athletic events, as well as international events such as the Olympics.

To qualify for licensure, applicants must be [...]

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New York to select at least two platform providers for mobile sports betting

Mobile sports betting is coming to New York after its inclusion in the 2022 state budget that was agreed on Tuesday.

Lawmakers had proposed competing plans to regulate mobile sports betting in New York, with Governor Andrew Cuomo supportive of an exclusive model with one licensed operator.

The final plan will see [...]

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Deadwood, South Dakota

South Dakota Governor approves sports betting bill

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed legislation to authorise sports betting at licensed casinos in Deadwood.

The legislation was signed into law Thursday following the November referendum in which voters approved an amendment to the Constitution of South Dakota to authorise sports betting.

It allows the 19 gaming venues in the [...]

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Peru lawmakers consider online betting and gaming legislation

Lawmakers in Peru are considering a new bill that would license and regulate online gaming and sports betting.

The proposal from the Alliance for Progress political party would license and regulate the activities under the authority of the General Directorate of Casino and Slot Games, and is currently being considered by [...]

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Missouri lawmakers consider iGaming and sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Missouri are considering legislation to allow the state’s licensed riverboat gaming facilities to offer retail and online sports betting, as well as online versions of casino games.

The proposed legislation would allow the gaming facilities to apply for online gaming and sports betting licenses, authorising the operation of a [...]

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Connecticut set to join list of US iGaming and sports betting states

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has made good on his promise to bring regulated iGaming and sports betting to his state.

Governor Lamont and Mohegan Tribe Chairman James Gessner Jr. struck a deal Tuesday to modernise the state’s gaming industry and deliver tens of millions of dollars in new revenue for the [...]

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Florida sports betting bill aims to authorise retail and online wagering

Florida House Representative Chip LaMarca has introduced legislation to regulate sports betting under the authority of the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering.

Betting would be available to players over the age of 21 through self-service kiosks operated by the Division at retail locations, and via web and mobile applications operated by licensed [...]

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Gaming Intelligence US Regulatory Bulletin

Gaming Intelligence US Regulatory Bulletin – February 2021

New York negotiations continue as eight more states introduce bills

New York was the headline news during January and continues to be the most likely new state to legislate for sports betting in the foreseeable future.

The Governor and lawmakers are locked in negotiations as the latter seek to bring Governor Cuomo [...]

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Texas sports betting bill introduced

Texas State Representative Dan Huberty has introduced legislation to legalise and regulate sports betting.

The proposal would allow in-person and online sports betting under the supervision of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, with interactive operator licenses available to US-based sports teams or their designees, Class 1 racetracks or Greyhound [...]

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Massachusetts Senate sees flurry of sports betting bills

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have introduced a number of bills to regulate sports betting.

Senator Adam Gomez introduced a bill Friday to authorise and regulate sports betting under two license categories.

SD2237 would allow in-person and online sports betting through a licensed gaming establishment under a Category 1 license, with Category 2 licenses [...]

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