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.


Another sign that PokerStars is serious about making a huge impact on the New Jersey online gambling market: The group’s parent company, Amaya Gaming, announced late last week that it had entered into a license agreement with NetEnt, the Stockholm-listed casino content...
 

Statistics put out this week relating to the growth of tribal gaming shows that these casinos reached record levels of revenue intake. The annual Indian Gaming Industry report showed that tribal gaming outpaced the growth of commercial casinos in the United States in the year...
 

The Poker Players Alliance, the nationwide advocacy organization which is dedicated to the rights of US poker players, brought one of the country’s most outspoken opponents of online gambling, Jason Chaffetz to order this week. The PPA, with membership of over 1 million US...
 

Hopes that the state of Georgia would introduce a casino bill this year died after House Speaker, David Ralston, said that he would not call it on Monday. This essentially killed HR 807 for another year at least. Another gambling related bill, HB 677, which laid the groundwork...
 

A bill was recently cleared by the House of Delegates in Maryland that could improve conditions somewhat for poker players who want to play games at home. Currently, while you can host or play in poker home games in the state, the strict letter of the law dictates that these are...
 

New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement has finally given online poker room, Poker Stars, the green light to begin operations in the state’s igambling industry. Amaya, parent company of Poker Stars, said that Monday, March 21st was the date that the site would go live...
 

Once more, an online poker bill has died in the legal channels of Washington state, putting pay to any hopes that proponents of the game had that they would see a legalized and regulated industry in the near future. HB 1114, which was authored by Rep. Vincent Bys and Rep. Sherry...
 

Yet another state is weighing the option of regulating daily fantasy sports. Georgia’s state senator Renee Unterman has proposed legislation that would put certain restrictions on the industry but would refrain from calling daily fantasy sports a form of gambling. Unterman...
 

An appeals court heard oral arguments in New Jersey’s ongoing four year battle to allow its Atlantic City casinos and racetracks to offer Vegas-style sports betting. The current hearings feature 12 circuit judges who listen to arguments and ask questions. To win this case, New...
 

Several years ago, Maryland became one of the only states to pass laws that pertained specifically to daily fantasy sports. At the time, the bill provided legal clarity on this form of entertainment and it wasn’t expected that the bill would be revised so soon. However, this...
 
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