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Kentucky Lawmakers Propose Casino Expansion Option
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Outside of the state lottery and parimutuel betting at racetracks, all other forms of gambling are banned in Kentucky. However, faced with a budget shortfall of more than $33 billion that is needed to pay its retired public employees, the Bluegrass State has desperately... 

Glimmer of Hope for Australian Online Poker Players?
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill of 2016 that was approved by Australia‚Äôs federal government and went into effect on September 9th has led to the exodus of numerous major poker operators from the county, including 32Red, 888Poker, and most recently PokerStars. While... 

Michigan Introduces iGaming Bill HB 4926
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

State Senator Mike Kowall has championed recent efforts to have online poker regulated in Michigan, having introduced online gaming bills twice since 2016, only to have them eventually die on the Senate floor. Now, Rep. Brandt Iden (photo) and three other Republican... 

Labour Party Would Ban Betting Sponsorship on Soccer Shirts
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, September 7th, 2017

According to a recent report, betting and sports companies operating in Britain accounted for a third of all gift and hospitality donations made to the country’s members of parliament (MPs) in 2016. Needless to say, the statistic has raised a few eyebrows... 

Betting and Sports Companies Chief Donors to UK MPs
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Betting and sports firms operating in the UK are the biggest contributors of gifts and hospitality to the country’s MPs, and in 2016 accounted for a third of all donations. Out of a total of 187 donations registered by MPs and derived from UK sources, 58... 

LeoVegas Announces Exit from Australian Gambling Market
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, September 1st, 2017

There has been a mass exodus of gaming sites quitting Australia in the wake of its decision to endorse the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (2016), and levy heavy fines on those operators who seek to flaunt the new law. Amongst those major operators exiting... 

PokerStars to Exit Australia in Mid-September
Written by B. Solomon | Monday, August 14th, 2017

After the Australian government gave final approval to a bill effectively banning online gambling and poker in the country, PokerStars has now announced its imminent departure from the lucrative market, with its exit expected sometime “around mid-September”.... 

Australia’s Online Poker Ban Begins on September 9th
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Any hopes by Australia’s estimated 130,000 online poker players that the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill of 2016 may have faltered has now been dashed after it was approved overwhelmingly in the Senate. The vote went ahead on Wednesday, with a nationwide... 

Maine Becomes 15th State to Regulate DFS
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, August 4th, 2017

Maine has become the USA’s 15th state to regulate daily fantasy sports, with the northeastern state located in the New England region joining Vermont and New Hampshire in offering legalized fantasy sports, leaving Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island... 

Challenges Ahead for New Jersey’s Poker Sharing Ambitions
Written by B. Solomon | Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

New Jersey’s online gambling market is on pace to surpass $700 million in revenue before reaching its four-year anniversary in November. Nevertheless, casino games continue to dominate the industry and in June revenue was 23.4% higher at $18.5 million year-on-year,...