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.
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.
2020 is going to be a good year for legal online poker in the US. And it might be a great year, the breakthrough year that online poker advocates have dreamed about since the Department of Justice crackdown on April 15, 2011.
Tennessee sports betting regulations are in the public comment phase, and far from set in stone. But multiple policies the state is considering have industry types up in arms, including a mandate that sports betting operators hold at least 85% of all wagers.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed multiple bills into law today authorizing online sports betting, poker and gambling. She was expected to sign the bills but now it is official: Michigan has become the latest state to legalize sports betting and online gaming.
Merry Christmas, Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign a large online gaming expansion package into law after successful negotiations with the legislature on tax rates and education funding wrapped up Tuesday morning.