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California set for sports betting referendum

Californians will get to decide whether to allow sports betting after an initiative for a statewide referendum gained approval Thursday.

California’s Elections Division certified the initiative for inclusion in the November 2022 ballot after proponents secured almost one million votes in support of the move to authorise new forms of gambling [...]

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Connecticut legalises iGaming and sports betting

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law legislation that will legalize online gaming and sports wagering across the state.

The legislation, which received strong bipartisan support in both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, comes as a result of an agreement the Lamont administration reached earlier this year with the [...]

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Arizona set for sports betting launch by September

The US Department of Interior has given its approval to Arizona’s amended tribal-state gaming compact, paving the way for the launch of regulated sports betting in the state before the start of the new NFL season in September.

The approval follows last month’s agreement to modernize gaming in Arizona, which was [...]

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Florida legislature approves Seminole Tribe gaming compact

Florida’s new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe has been ratified by the state legislature, opening up a significant source of new revenue for the state and enabling the launch of sports betting.

The new gaming compact was approved Wednesday and now passes to the US Secretary of the Interior for [...]

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland Governor signs sports betting legislation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation to enable the launch of online and land-based sports betting.

The bill signed Tuesday would allow sports betting at the state’s video lottery terminal (VLT) facilities with more than 1,000 VLTs, as well as NFL, MLB, NHL, MBA and MLS franchises with stadiums in [...]

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Columbus Ohio

Ohio lawmakers to consider sports betting and iLottery

Lawmakers in Ohio will consider new legislation Wednesday to legalise and regulate sports betting and to establish a committee to investigate an iLottery program.

The proposed legislation was introduced on Thursday May 6 and would offer up to forty licenses to provide sports betting to players in Ohio over the age [...]

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Florida gaming compact clears the way for online sports betting

Florida expects to generate as much as $6.0bn from gaming over the next decade through a new compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The compact is valid for a 30-year term and gives the Seminole Tribe the right to operate slot machines, table games, sports betting, fantasy sports, raffles and [...]

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Bill to legalise sports betting in Canada heads to the Senate

The bill to legalise single event sports betting in Canada has been sent to the Senate for consideration following its third reading in the House.

Bill C-218 passed the House Thursday with widespread bipartisan support following its amendment in the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights to secure horseracing interests.

“At [...]

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German State Treaty on Gambling clears final hurdle

Germany’s new State Treaty on Gambling has cleared its final hurdle and will come into force as expected on July 1.

The treaty was ratified by the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt on Wednesday and is expected to secure approval in the last remaining state, North Rhine-Westphalia, by the end of this [...]

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Arkansas bill aims to authorise online sports betting

Arkansas Representative Lee Johnson has introduced legislation to allow the state’s casino licensees to offer retail and online sports betting.

The proposed bill would allow each casino to operate a maximum of three individually branded online sports betting platforms, either alone or in partnership with a platform provider.

It directs the Arkansas [...]

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Arizona Governor signs sports betting bill and amended gaming compact

Sports betting is coming to Arizona under legislation signed into law Thursday by Governor Doug Ducey.

Governor Ducey signed the legislation and an amended tribal-state gaming compact in the presence of representatives from the Arizona legislature and 18 Tribal nations, securing millions of dollars in revenue for critical state needs.

Together they [...]

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Louisiana

Louisiana sees competing sports betting bills introduced

Competing bills have been introduced in Louisiana to regulate sports betting following the successful referendum to legalise the activity last year.

The bills were introduced Monday by Senators Cameron Henry and Patrick Cortez and establish the framework for licensing and regulation by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

Senator Henry’s bill would offer [...]

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