Maine Gov Vetoes Tribal Casinos Citing Budget Impact

Maine Gov Janet Mills

Maine Gov. Janet Phillips has vetoed a bill that would allow Maine’s tribes to open casinos. The only current casinos in Maine share significant portions of their revenue with the state government. These hypothetical tribal casinos would not, a sticking point for Mills. AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine, a state that allows casinos to operate outside … Read more

New Jersey Voters Will Decide On In-State College Sports Betting

New Jersey, Senate

New Jersey could be getting in-state college betting beginning in 2022. Residents of the state will get to vote on whether or not to add in-state college wagers to sportsbooks on their November 2021 ballots. The sports gambling industry of New Jersey may see an influx of action if they were to add hometown college … Read more

Vermont Will Study Sports Betting After Bill Signed By Governor

Governor Phil Scott

Vermont will begin studying sports betting for a possible 2022 regulated industry launch. Governor Phil Scott would like to open a sports wagering market, as so many neighboring states have already done. It is estimated that the state could see up to $3 million in revenue annually from sports gaming. MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont Governor … Read more

Is BetMGM Signing Gretzky Good News For Canadian Bettors?

gretzky

BetMGM has signed Wayne Gretzky as a brand ambassador. This could portend the passage of single-game sports betting in Canada. If such betting is legalized, Gretzky is perhaps the top brand ambassador signing possible. LAS VEGAS – BetMGM has signed Wayne Gretzky to a brand ambassador deal, even as Canadian sports betting remains in limbo. … Read more

Louisiana Sports Betting Seems To Be On The Way

Louisiana legislation

Louisiana’s state House approved SB 247, which would partner with another bill to legalize sports betting in the state. Amendments to SB 247 mean that it must be approved by the Senate one more time before heading to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards. 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes approved sports betting. BATON ROUGE, … Read more

Massachusetts Removes COVID-19 Gaming Restrictions

No More Masks In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has approved removal of COVID-19 restrictions on gambling. This means a return to pre-pandemic procedures for the most part. Masks are no longer required for those who are vaccinated. LAS VEGAS – The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has voted to remove many of the COVID-19 restrictions on gaming in the state. The two casinos in … Read more

Governor DeSantis Signs Florida Gambling Expansion Bill

Governor Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis signed a tribal compact into law that would legalize online sports betting in Florida. DeSantis negotiated the compact, which was then approved by the House and Senate. There are still several legal obstacles to be overcome before sports betting is available in FL. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed several bills … Read more

CT House Overwhelmingly Passes Online Gambling Bill

Connecticut House of Representatives

Connecticut’s State House approved online gambling in the state. The bill passed 122-21, an overwhelming victory for gambling advocates. Online sports betting, online casinos, and online lottery sales are all included in the bill. LAS VEGAS – The Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve online gambling in the state. The bill passed 122-21, … Read more

South Dakota Approves Several Regulations For Deadwood Sportsbooks

South Dakota Gambling Commission

South Dakota’s voters approved sports betting in November 2020. Sports betting license applications will cost $5,000 in Deadwood, SD. License applications are set to begin Friday. LAS VEGAS – South Dakota has taken yet another step towards the launch of sports betting in the state. The South Dakota Gaming Commission has approved a set of … Read more