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Online casino bill introduced in New York

New York Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. has introduced a new bill to authorise online casino gambling in New York State.

The bill would amend the state’s racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law, and allow for up to three ten-year iGaming licenses to be awarded by a competitive bidding process conducted by [...]

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AGA speaks out against federal sportsbook advertising ban

The American Gaming Association has spoken out against a proposed federal ban on sports betting advertising.

A bill introduced last week by Congressman Paul Tonko of New York would ban all sportsbook advertising on any media that is subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as is the [...]

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Illinois iGaming bill introduced

Senator Cristina Castro of Illinois has introduced legislation to license and regulate online casino gaming in the state.

The proposed bill would allow internet gaming licensees to operate up to three individually branded iGaming websites for players in Illinois, and to accept wagers from out-of-state players.

The bill was introduced on Wednesday [...]

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Australia’s NSW aims to make poker machines cashless by 2028

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has unveiled plans to make every poker machine in the Australian state cashless by 31 December 2028.

The proposal comes in response to the NSW Crime Commission’s recent report into money laundering in electronic gaming machines.

The government said that the landmark changes will see "one [...]

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Minnesota Senator unveils sports betting proposal

Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller is encouraging lawmakers to support a bill he plans to introduce to regulate sports betting.

Senator Miller said this week that he plans to introduce legislation to give Minnesotans a safe wagering option to replace their current practice of finding illegal workarounds with online vendors or [...]

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Vermont considers bill to authorize online sports betting

A bill introduced in Vermont this week would authorize the Department of Liquor and Lottery to operate online sports betting.

The bill would allow betting on professional and amateur sporting contests, excluding certain events involving a Vermont collegiate team.

It also includes responsible gambling safeguards such as deposit limits, voluntary self-exclusion, and [...]

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Deadwood, South Dakota

South Dakota bills aim to expand sports betting beyond Deadwood

Two new bills have been introduced in South Dakota this week to expand the state’s regulated sports betting market.

The first seeks to authorize retail sports betting at licensed liquor establishments anywhere in the state, expanding the current retail market beyond the city of Deadwood.

These establishments, defined as licensed affiliate businesses, [...]

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Georgia bill seeks to authorize online betting

Lawmakers in the US state of Georgia have introduced legislation that would allow the Georgia Lottery Corporation to offer sports betting.

The proposed bill would the amend the Code of Georgia to establish the Georgia Sports Betting Commission as regulator and the Georgia Lottery Corporation as a Type 1 sports betting [...]

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Texas Senate to consider tribal casino gaming resolution

A joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to conduct casino gaming has been introduced in the state.

The proposal would require voters to approve a constitutional amendment in November, authorizing the tribe to enter into a gaming compact with the state to offer [...]

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Indiana Capitol

Indiana bill introduced to allow iLottery and interactive gaming

Representative Ethan Manning has introduced a bill to allow online gaming and online lottery sales in Indiana.

Manning’s proposal would allow the Indiana Lottery to sell draw games and digital representations of scratch-off games over the Internet, while the state’s licensed riverboat and racetrack operators would be permitted to offer internet [...]

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Hawaii sports betting bill back in play

Lawmakers in Hawaii have once again introduced legislation to legalize sports betting.

The latest bill to attempt to legalize the activity in Hawaii was introduced on January 20 by Democratic Senators Keith-Agaran, McKelvey, and Buenaventura.

It would allow the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to regulate online sports betting and [...]

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New York bill seeks to authorize online poker as a game of skill

New York State Assembly member James Gary Pretlow has introduced legislation to legalize online poker as a game of skill.

Games that rely on skill to determine the outcome are not considered gambling under New York penal law, and New York courts have previously held that poker is predominantly a game [...]

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