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Category: Regulation

News and developments specifically related to legislation and regulation.

How DC Sports Betting Sets An Unparalleled Challenge For The US Market

As legal sports betting sweeps across the nation, the US sports betting market requires effective geolocation technology to ensure operators…

Could Maryland Sports Betting Make An End Run Around The Ballot?

Maryland sports betting might not need to wait for 2020 voter approval to roll out. Lawmakers are considering a plan to…

NY Sports Betting Bill Still Coming From Key Assemblyman Despite Likely Veto

New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow plans to push ahead with his bill to authorize mobile NY sports betting and retail…

Massachusetts Sports Betting Bills Arrive In Trio Before Friday Deadline

Three Massachusetts sports betting bills from three different sponsors arrived in the state legislature Wednesday. The sports betting bills landed…

Does The New Wire Act Memo On Online Gambling Have A Legal Leg To Stand On?

Looking at Monday’s news on a new federal Wire Act memo from the Office of Leagal Counsel (OLC) requires a brief…

Chris Christie To Congress, Leagues: “Get The Hell Out” Of Sports Betting

Chris Christie had some strong words for state and federal lawmakers in his keynote address at the NCLGS winter meeting…

DC Council Eyes Unorthodox Sports Betting Bid Process To Favor Current Lottery Provider

The chair of the Washington D.C. Council wants to bypass competitive bidding on DC sports betting, a move that favors…

Searching For Clues About Which States Will Pass New Sports Betting Bills In 2019

Congress will go back into session this week and state legislatures throughout the country will follow shortly thereafter. When they…

Who’s Got Next? Here Are The Top Candidates To Start Legal Sports Betting In 2019

Which states are closest to opening shop for legal sports betting in 2019? We look at the states (and a…

Key Lawmaker Will Introduce Michigan Sports Betting Bill, But It Might Not Be Necessary

Michigan Rep. Brandt Iden tells Legal Sports Report that sports betting will be his priority in 2019. He also notes…