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Governor urges lawmakers to pass sports betting bill in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has called on state lawmakers to pass sports betting legislation to stop revenue from flowing to neighboring states.

The governor was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday to urge lawmakers to pass HB 137, which would legalize sports betting at horserace tracks and [...]

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PointsBet secures market access in Kansas

Australian and US sportsbook operator PointsBet has secured access into Kansas' sports betting market through an agreement with the Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel.

The primary skin agreement would allow PointsBet to provide retail and online and sports betting, once sports betting regulations have been implemented in the state.

A bill is currently in [...]

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Senator Osten tries again with iGaming and sports betting bill

Lawmakers in Connecticut unveiled draft legislation Wednesday that would allow the state's two casinos to expand their gaming offering.

The working draft was unveiled by Senator Cathy Osten and a bipartisan group of lawmakers and aims to give the state’s two native American tribes the exclusive right to offer iGaming and [...]

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Mississippi bill seeks to expand mobile sports betting state-wide

Mississippi Representative Cedric Burnett has introduced a bill to amend fantasy sports regulations and to allow online sports betting across the state.

The proposal was introduced on Friday and referred to the House Gaming Committee.

It would authorise any state gaming licensee to partner with a platform provider to offer online and mobile sports [...]

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Florida bill seeks to prevent sports betting through state lottery

Florida’s House Gaming Control Subcommittee approved a bill Monday to prevent the state lottery from launching sports betting and requiring it to make an annual payment to services related to problem gambling.

The bill passed the committee by a vote of 14 to 1 and now heads to the Government Operations and Technology Appropriations [...]

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New Jersey bill aims to expand sports betting

Competitive eaters and video gamers could join the ranks of New Jersey athletes under a bill introduced to expand sports betting opportunities.

The bill sponsored by Assemblymen Ralph Caputo and Ronald Dancer would amend the general prohibition on esports betting to only include esports events where the majority of participants are under the [...]

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Proposed German gambling treaty draws praise and scorn

The new draft of the German State Treaty on Gambling, which was provisionally approved by the country’s 16 states over the weekend, has been met with bemusement by politicians and the industry.

The draft includes unanimously welcomed proposals such as establishing a national gambling regulator for the first time with wide powers to police the [...]

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Washington State looks to progress sports betting legislation

Lawmakers in Washington State have introduced two different bills to authorize sports betting in the state.

The first bill HB2478 (companion bill S6277) was introduced by Representative Brandon Vick late last week and would authorize sports betting at tribal casinos, card rooms and racetracks.

Under the proposed bill, an operator may accept [...]

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US Representatives relaunch Congressional Gaming Caucus

US Representatives Guy Reschenthaler and Bennie Thompson have officially relaunched the Congressional Gaming Caucus for the 116th Congress.
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Nebraska bill seeks to define sports betting as a game of skill

Nebraska Senator Justin Wayne has introduced legislation to regulate games of skill such as poker and fantasy sports contests, with sports betting also defined as a game of skill.
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New York mobile sports betting bill passes first committee

Senator Joseph Addabbo’s bill to authorise online sports betting in New York gained unanimous support from the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee Monday.
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Maine Governor rejects regulated sports betting

Maine Governor Janet Mills has decided to veto a bill to regulate sports betting so that she can monitor the development of the industry in other states.
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