HI Police Constrain Gambling, Lawmakers Debate Legalization

Seized Gambling Machines

Hawaii’s police are complaining that they are unable to properly address illegal gambling. The state is considering multiple bills that would regulate some forms of gambling. Lack of enforcement and potential state regulation could presage a major change in how Hawaii approaches gambling. HONOLULU – Hawaii’s police are complaining of their lack of ability to … Read more

Macau Gambling Looks Toward The Future After Chau Debacle


Macau introduced new casino regulations, but they are not as onerous as expected. However, China’s COVID policy could still be negatively influencing Macau’s industry. The industry currently sees less than half of the revenue it did pre-pandemic. MACAU – Macau’s casinos are looking like they’ll dodge what could have been potentially serious regulatory crackdowns in … Read more

Seneca Tribe Offers Deal In Exchange For NY Gaming Compact

Seneca Casino

The Seneca Nation of Indians has withheld more than $500 million in payments to New York State. The Nation is willing to pay the money if they can renegotiate their gaming compact. N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul has agreed to the terms, and negotiations will commence soon. SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Seneca Nation of Indians stopped … Read more

When Will Fanatics Sportsbooks Come To Be?


Fanatics failed in its bid for a New York state betting license. A license was given to a company – PointsBet – that Fanatics had refused to buy previously. Fanatics closed on a purchase of sports trading card manufacturer Topps. NEW YORK – Fanatics has built itself into an empire in the world of sports … Read more

New York Online Sports Betting Up In Time For NFL Playoffs

New York Online Sports Betting

New York online sports betting opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive are allowed to operate. New York will have the highest state tax rate on online sports betting at 51%. NEW YORK – New York State opened its first online sportsbooks on Saturday, as bettors are able to … Read more

A Lottery And Half-Dozen Casinos In Alabama Remain The Focus

Alabama State House

The Alabama Track Owners Association is building up support for legal gambling in Alabama. In 2021, a legal gambling bill passed the Senate, but died in the House. In 2022, the pattern seems similar – significant support in the senate, but a lukewarm reception in the house. MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Track Owners Association … Read more

Omicron Causes Postponement For Bali’s Triton Poker Series

Triton Poker High Roller Series Postponed

Triton Poker Series will postpone their Bali-based poker tournament. The postponement is due to concerns around the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Triton Poker is exploring ways to reschedule the tournament series. BALI, Indonesia – Triton Poker has been forced to postpone their Super High Roller Series in February amidst concerns about the Omicron variant of … Read more

Coyotes Partner With Meruelo Gaming To Open Online Sportsbook

SaharaBets - AZ Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are partnering with Meruelo Gaming to open a sportsbook digitally. Other sports entities in the state have focused on in-stadium betting. Meruelo Gaming is a company owned by Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo. GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Coyotes have partnered with Meruelo Gaming in order to offer sports betting in Arizona – … Read more

Problem Gambling Continues To Emerge In New Ways

Problem Gambling

Gambling has become more normalized in the US, which has led to new instances of problem gambling. Ohio is only devoting 2% of gambling revenue to addiction services in their upcoming legalization plans. Trainwreck of Trainwreckstv has lost 22.9 million over the course of nine months. LAS VEGAS – As gambling becomes more and more … Read more