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Category: Regulation

Breaking Down The Federal Sports Betting Bill Discussion Draft: Part 1

Shortly after the fall of PASPA, there were rumblings that the federal government was interested in legislating in the area.…

Single-Operator Plan Wins First Round With Council In DC Sports Betting Discussion

A Washington, D.C. sports betting bill cleared another significant hurdle on Tuesday as councilmembers progressed it with a few changes.

There Will Be No Ignoring The 800-Pound Gorilla Of New York Sports Betting In 2019

When there’s an 800-pound gorilla in the room, people tend to take notice. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow called New York sports…

When They Say Integrity Fee, Are Pro Sports Leagues Really Asking For A Private Tax?

Since January, some professional sports leagues, most notably the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), have sought…

Lottery Director: Countdown Ticking To Mobile In West Virginia Sports Betting

Mobile wagering soon will arrive for West Virginia sports betting, according to the state's lottery director. John Myers told the…

Attorney General Wants To Fund Pensions With Kentucky Sports Betting Revenue

Kentucky sports betting has gained a powerful ally. In a recent letter to state legislators, Attorney General Andy Beshear called…

MLB, NBA Get Rewarded With Sports Betting Royalty Fee Added To DC Bill

The efforts of US professional leagues to collect fees tied to sports betting seem to be taking another hard pivot,…

Industry Veterans Have A Warning For States: Don’t Rush Sports Betting Legislation

During a sports betting policy summit, two longtime gaming industry veterans made it clear: Nothing good comes from rushed legislation.

Online-Only Virginia Sports Betting Bill Pops Up On 2019 Legislative Agenda

Following a recent uptick in chatter, a state lawmaker this week the first step toward legalizing Virginia sports betting. Del. Mark Sickles pre-filed…

How New Mexico Sports Betting Started In A State Without A Sports Betting Law

Many jaws hit the floor when New Mexico became the fifth state to offer sports betting following the repeal of…