State and Federal Gambling News in the USA

Below you will find the latest gambling news on a State and Federal level in the United States. The gambling news covers information on topics such as online poker, daily fantasy sports betting, commercial casinos, state lotteries, racetrack wagering, casinos games on the internet, land-based poker rooms, charitable gaming, and tribal casinos to name a few. Basically, anything related to gambling in the USA on a State-by-State or Federal level will be covered including online and land-based activities.


The British arm of the US casino giant, Caesars Entertainment, has been slapped with a hefty fine by the UK Gambling Commission. This was the biggest fine ever issued by the gambling authority, which charged Caesars for failing to prevent addicted gamblers from playing at its...
 

Governor Jay Inslee signed a new bill into law this week, essentially allowing Washington tribal casinos to start offering sports betting on their properties. It will still be a few months -  at best - until legal sports betting is available at these casinos, due to the fact...
 

Wednesday saw the closure of all US commercial casinos, following strict guidelines issued by federal health authorities in a bid to contain the coronavirus. By last Monday, the American Gaming Association had already reported that nearly 950 casinos in the United States had...
 

Practically overnight, the US sports betting industry has had to adapt to a new reality, as hundreds of live sporting events were cancelled one after the other. The coronavirus cut nearly all betting markets as leagues cancelled or postponed their seasons. COVID-19 has dealt a...
 

As the Covid-19 virus wreaks havoc around the world, the gambling industry has had to adjust to the new situation. Gambling venues have been closed and sporting events cancelled, leaving some players with the only option of taking their gaming sessions online. The World Poker...
 

The snowball effect of COVID-19 means that many states across the United States are taking extreme steps to contain the virus. More and more public places are responding by closing their doors to avoid the unnecessary gathering of crowds. In Pennsylvania, the Gaming Control...
 

Just in time for the start of March Madness, the State of Illinois has officially welcomed sport betting. The first location to offer players the opportunity to bet on sports was Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. The path to legal sports betting in Illinois was not without...
 

The two federally recognized tribes in Connecticut are digging their heels deeper into their demands for exclusivity of sports betting in the state. The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes publicly rejected a sports betting bill that is supported by Connecticut Governor Ned....
 

February was a dismal month for the gambling industry in the Chinese enclave of Macau. Dubbed the Vegas of the Far East, Macau has long been a favorite for high-stake gamblers and is home to several casinos owned by US gambling groups. However, the COVID-19 (Corona) virus has...
 

A new movie is in the pipelines which is set to tell the story of 10-times WSOP bracelet winner WSOP Phil Ivey and his infamous multi-million dollar edge-sorting schemes. The movie, The Baccarat Machine, will focus on Ivey's playing partner, Cheung Yin "Kelly" Sun, and how she...
 
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