It’s January, and that means one thing, a flurry of gaming expansion legislation is being introduced in statehouses across the country. The latest state to add its name to the sports betting and online poker mix is an unlikely one: Nebraska.
Unity was the overarching theme of the keynote address delivered by American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Conference produced by Spectrum Gaming Group.
It has only been 18 months since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), and some 20 states are already active players in the burgeoning US sports betting industry. Expect that number to swell in 2020.
Sports betting and online casino and poker garner the most attention, but there’s another form of online gambling more and more states are turning to when they go in search of new revenue: Online lottery sales.