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.


A new bill that could legalize mobile sports betting in Rhode Island was introduced this week by Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. The bill, 2019-S 0037 spells out how the two land-based casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton, part of the Twin River brand, could offer mobile...
 

Two West Virginian representatives introduced a bill last week, with the objective being to see the legalization of online poker and online casino games. Reps Shawn Fluharty and Joe Canestraro introduced HB 2178 which will amend the state’s 1931 Code, allowing for legal online...
 

A new opinion issued by the US Department of Justice reverses a 2011 interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act.  Seven years ago, the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel said that the Wire Act only applied to online sports betting. However, on Monday this week, a new opinion - dated...
 

Senator Joseph Adabbo of New York kick-started the state’s efforts this year to introduce legal online poker through the introduction of Senate Bill 18. The bill calls for the legalization and regulation of poker over the internet within state lines. Senator Adabbo was...
 

Chris Christie, the former Governor of New Jersey, said that legislators should do what they can to keep the federal government out of sports betting regulation. Speaking at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Conference, Christie said that a new bi-partisan...
 

It was a good year for the state of New Jersey’s gambling industry. Atlantic City casinos continued to set revenue records, the popularity – and availability – of live dealer games grew, more casinos launched online gambling options and innovative operators continue to...
 

The United States Federal Trade Commission has said that it will investigate the use of loot boxes in video games and their impact on players.  Democrat Senator Maggie Hassan asked the agency to investigate loot boxes in video games, saying during a hearing that they are "now...
 

Despite high hopes that Michigan would finally be able to enjoy legalized internet gambling, legislators were shocked to learn yesterday that outgoing Governor Rick Snyder had vetoed several gambling bills. Rep. Brandt Iden, who sponsored the bills, expressed his...
 

Pennsylvania signs off a particularly good year as the state remains on track to expand its gambling industry. Over the past few months, additions have been made to this platform, and recently – following the US Supreme Court’s decision to lift the federal ban on sports...
 

Last week, bi-partisan legislation was filed by two senior US senators, Orris Hatch and and Charles 'Chuck' Schumer.  However, ever since the details of the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 were made public, the bill has attracted a lot of negative publicity. ...
 
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