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.


Iowa has joined the list of US states seeking to legalize online and mobile sports betting. Lawmakers will be examining a new bill proposal that will also include the legalization of fantasy sports contests. Bill 1168, which was introduced by the chair of the Committee on...
 

The high-profile affiliate site, OddsShark has been locked out of the New Jersey gambling market by the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. Authorities say that OddsShark was promoting internationally licensed gambling sites, although none of them are licensed in the...
 

The New York Committee on Racing and Wagering will consider a new online poker bill proposed by Representative Gary Pretlow. Bill A04924 wants to legalize online poker in the Empire State and classify poker as a game of skill and not luck.  Under the new proposal, the New...
 

The Rhode Island Senate voted 32-4 in favor of a bill that could see the legalization of mobile sports betting in the state. S37 now moves to the House, having also been approved by the Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee.  Senate President Dominick Ruggerio’s...
 

And the Oscar goes to… New Jersey, for being the first state to allow legal betting on the Academy Awards. This week, the Garden State announced that its licensed sportsbooks are now allowed to accept wagers on the Academy Awards. While this practice has been allowed for years...
 

When New Jersey announced that it would be joining the shared online poker pool with Nevada and Delaware in May last year, there were high hopes that the Garden State would see revenues from this industry increase. Unfortunately, New Jersey had to report on significantly...
 

Senator Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu City, Arizona has proposed a new bill that could bring sports betting options to state residents. Under Senate Bill 1158, gamblers in the Grand Canyon State will be able to place bets on multiple sports at tribal casinos or at machines at...
 

Two new sports betting bills have passed the Virginia Senate Committee on General Laws, just one week after SB 1126 made it out of the same committee. SB 1238 and SB 1356 both relate to legal sports betting, although they do not include provisions for private sports betting...
 

Releasing results of a comprehensive survey ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, the American Gaming Association predicted that Americans will wager $6 billion on the country's biggest annual sports event. The report showed that one out of every 10 Americans - or 22.7 million adults -...
 

Less than a year after the US Supreme Court opened the gates to allow legal sports betting across the nation, New York has taken a significant step towards legalizing and regulating its own industry. On Monday, the State Gaming Commission, consisting of seven legislators, voted...
 
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