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 American Gaming Association estimates that US players will spend around $8.5 billion betting on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament, March Madness, in the next three weeks. It is expected that 47 million Americans will place...
 

Rhode Island's House of Representatives gave the green light to HB 5241 - a decision that will bring mobile sports betting to the state. HB 5241 sailed through the House and the measure passed 64-8. The bill now heads to Governor Gina Raimondo, who is expected to sign the...
 

Gambling proponents in Michigan are not giving up on their vision to legalize sports betting in the state. Two near-identical bills have been introduced, only a few months after the state’s former governor Rick Snyder vetoed a sports betting bill in the 2018 legislation. At...
 

A contractual dispute has led to two West Virginian casinos suspending their sports betting services.  The Mardi Grass and Wheeling Island casinos, owned by Delaware North, shut down wagering at their sportsbooks, as well as on the BetLucky app. Delaware North said that its...
 

On January 15th, the US Department of Justice made a surprise announcement relating to its 2011 ruling on the Wire Act. The DOJ said that it had revised its decision to state that the federal law prohibiting online gambling covered all forms of gambling and not just sports...
 

Major League Baseball has asked a number of states to stop taking wagers on spring training games. The sports league turned to Nevada and Pennsylvania, where sports betting is legal, with their unusual request, saying that it believed that baseball players may not “perform at...
 

The Nevada Gaming Control Board released data last week, showing that gambling revenue had in dropped January. Casinos statewide won $984.6 million, showing a drop of 3% compared to January 2018. The decrease from year-on-year numbers, when gambling revenue skimmed the $1...
 

A bill which could bring online gambling to West Virginia cleared the House of Delegates on Friday by a 72-22 vote. House Bill 2934 will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.  The progress in West Virginia’s online gambling industry was celebrated by many lawmakers,...
 

In one day, North Dakota’s House first voted against a bill to allow legal betting and college and professional sports, before going for a re-vote in the afternoon and passing the legislation. House Bill 1254 first fell two votes short of the 48 needed for it to advance to...
 

Former New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie is to be honored for his incredible contribution to the US gambling landscape. The US sports betting industry has decided to recognize the pioneering role that he played in the country’s move towards legal and regulated wagering, and...
 
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