OPINION: New Jersey’s Casino Smoking Ban Makes Sense

No Smoking Casino

Atlantic City’s casinos may end up with a smoking ban in 2022. During 2021, smoking was banned in casinos, but profits still soared. Now, lawmakers want to make the ban permanent, having seen that it did not impact profits. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The debate over smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos has once again reached … Read more

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

Nevada Could Remove In-Person Signup For Cashless Gaming

Cashless Gambling

Nevada is removing a restriction on cashless gaming that required in-person identification. Online gamblers are still subject to in-person identification, however. This could be a move in the right direction for Nevada, but for now, it’s limited to in-casino cashless gaming. LAS VEGAS – Nevada has long lagged behind other states in terms of mobile … Read more

Illinois Breaks $1B In 2021 Gaming Revenue, More To Come

Illinois Sportsbook

The Illinois Gaming Board has reported over $1 billion in revenue from legal sports wagering and casino gaming from January through October 2021. This number is set to increase astronomically, as state gaming regulators have approved multiple new casinos in the greater Chicago area. CHICAGO – The Illinois Gaming Board is reporting over $1 billion … Read more

Missouri Sports Betting Legalization Looks Imminent In 2022

Missouri Online Gambling

Multiple Missouri lawmakers plan to introduce sports betting bills in the next legislative session. One bill will likely focus solely on sports betting, another will focus on regulating both sports betting and VLTs. There are plenty of pitfalls along the way, including the tax rate and who gets a cut. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Multiple … Read more

Hard Rock Florida Sportsbook No Longer Accepting Bets

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Fl

A three judge panel has denied the Seminole Tribe’s attempt at a stay on the shutdown of their sportsbook. In response, Hard Rock Sportsbook App shut down immediately. The sportsbook is staying open for refund purposes, but is not accepting bets. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The plans for Florida to open an online sportsbook have hit … Read more

Judge Denies Seminole Application For Stay Of Ruling

Florida Stay Rejected

Judge Dabney Friedrich has denied a stay of her ruling that Hard Rock Sportsbook must cease operations. The Seminole Tribe applied for the stay after her original decision. Hard Rock Sportsbook went live in November 2021, and is currently live at the time of writing. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich has … Read more