When the Supreme Court opened the door for states to legalize gambling on sports if they so choose, it came as no surprise as to who was one of the first. New Jersey was the driving force behind the push to give the states the power to decide.
The Maine legislature has approved a bill authorizing in-person and mobile sports betting. The legislation now moves to the desk of Governor Janet Mills for one last signature before becoming the law of the land.
New Hampshire is poised to become the next state to legalize sports betting. Yesterday, the state legislature approved a bill legalizing in-person sportsbooks and mobile betting apps. The bill has been sent to the desk of governor Chris Sununu.
When the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act (SWMIA) was introduced at the end of last year, it sparked a theoretical debate about which government or governments were best suited to regulate the newly-forming gambling markets.
Legal sports betting in New York took another step closer to becoming a reality on Monday. In a unanimous 6-0 vote, the state Gaming Commission approved rules which will allow in-person sports betting at four upstate casinos and seven Native American properties.
In January 2019, the Department of Justice issued a memorandum regarding the department’s new position on the meaning of the Wire Act. These new, apparently expanded, enforcement guidelines of an old, largely irrelevant federal law were viewed by many to have come out of left field.
It has been a busy couple weeks for the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry in the United States. The industry logged a big win in Alabama and suffered a minor setback in North Carolina for what was overall a very good week for fantasy players.
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.