Mike Murphy is the founder of BettingUSA.com and has over 10 years of experience in the legal gambling industry. A regular attendee of industry trade shows and conferences, Mike is a strong proponent in the idea of a well regulated online betting industry.
Online gambling operators and multi-state lotteries scored an important court victory today after a federal judge ruled against the Department of Justice over its controversial 2018 decision to reinterpret the scope of the Federal Wire Act.
Illinois is just a governor’s signature away from having legal in-person and online sports betting. Lawmakers put in long hours over the weekend with the House approving a sports betting bill on Saturday and Senate lending its approval on Sunday.
Voters will have the opportunity to decide on the future of sports betting in Colorado this November. Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1327 into law on Wednesday to give the bill its final stamp of approval.
Live sports feeds have come to SugarHouse Online Sportsbook. SugarHouse parent company Rush Street Interactive has become the first US-licensed sports betting operator to launch live sports streams, beginning with real-time video from this year’s French Open in Paris.
Mobile sports betting is officially live in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved SugarHouse PA for three days of testing during which the mobile app and website will be open to the public with limited hours of operation.
Governor Bill Lee has allowed HB 0001 to become law without his signature to officially legalize sports betting in Tennessee. This makes Tennessee the first state in the Union to pass an online-only sports betting bill.
West Virginia is close to getting back into the mobile sports betting game. WV Lottery John Myers confirmed this week that the DraftKings Sportsbook WV app managed by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town has passed all pre-launch tests and should be going live shortly.
Tennessee is on the verge of becoming the latest state to legalize sports betting. A bill that seeks to authorize mobile betting has made it through successful votes in both chambers and has now been sent to the desk of Governor Bill Lee for his final approval.