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Rhode Island Could Scrap In-Person Sports Betting Registration

Updated 10:44am Monday 07/13/2020

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering getting rid of the in-person registration requirement for those who wish to participate in sports betting.  An amendment to House Bill 8097 (HB 8097), which regulates the vertical in the state, was put forward last week.  Should lawmakers agree to the changes proposed by Representatives Nicholas Mattiello and Marvin Abney, …

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Rhode Island Could Scrap In-Person Sports Betting Registration

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering getting rid of the in-person registration requirement for those who wish to participate in sports betting.  An amendment to House Bill 8097 (HB 8097), which regulates the vertical in the state, was put forward last week.  Should lawmakers agree to the changes proposed by Representatives Nicholas Mattiello and Marvin Abney, …

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Maine’s Casinos Have Reopened After Four Months

No table games yet Maine’s two casinos opened this week after four months of closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oxford Casino was the first to reopen, letting guests through the doors at 9am Tuesday, while Hollywood Casino Bangor followed at noon on Friday. As we have all come to expect by now, there are …

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DraftKings Opens Colorado Retail Sportsbook

US-based daily fantasy sports and online gaming operator DraftKings has announced the temporary opening of a retail sportsbook venue in Colorado.  The temporary sportsbook will be at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk and is in collaboration with Twin River Worldwide Holdings.  Guests will be allowed to wager on sports from the casino’s first …

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Las Vegas Strip Confirms Permanent Layoffs

The economic impact of COVID-19 is continuing to be felt in the US gambling industry, with numerous Las Vegas Strip casinos announcing permanent layoffs.  Many staff in Nevada and beyond had been temporarily placed out of work when venues were forced to shut in mid-March due to the pandemic.  In June, a number of casinos …

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New York Casinos Still Waiting on Reopening Date

Land-based casinos in New York still have no idea when they will be allowed to reopen, despite the state beginning to awaken from its slumber.  Some parts of the state have moved into phase four of reopening, of which casinos were expected to be a part of.  But these venues will remain shut, as will …

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Rhode Island Could Scrap In-Person Sports Betting Registration

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering getting rid of the in-person registration requirement for those who wish to participate in sports betting.  An amendment to House Bill 8097 (HB 8097), which regulates the vertical in the state, was put forward last week.  Should lawmakers agree to the changes proposed by Representatives Nicholas Mattiello and Marvin Abney, …

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California Tribes Receive Sports Betting Extension

Tribes in California have been given a 90-day extension to get enough public support for sports betting to be included on the 2022 ballot. This follows attempts to get the vertical added to this November’s one, which ultimately fell short. 997,139 valid signatures were required before June 21st to move forward with the possibility of …

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Michigan Operators Can Now Apply for iGaming and Sports Betting Licenses

Two months after gaming suppliers were invited to put forward their license applications, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is now inviting operators to do likewise.  Commercial casinos and tribes already in Michigan will be able to apply for both of these new permits, as will other operators.  Sports betting in the Great Lake State …

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Chicago Could Be Getting a New Casino Soon

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill which aims to make building a casino in Chicago more appealing to prospective developers.  Senate Bill 516 (SB516) has now been passed into law and will reform current tax structures, amongst other things.  SB516 had already cleared the hurdle of a special legislative session which was held …

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Oklahoma Revisits Legal Sports Betting

Looking back in late April of this year, the state of Oklahoma had a bit of a toss-up on their decision on sports betting. It had appeared to teeter-totter back and forth on the issue without a clear signal on which direction to go. However, just recently, tribal Oklahoma sports betting took on an incredible …

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Rhode Island Could Scrap In-Person Sports Betting Registration

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering getting rid of the in-person registration requirement for those who wish to participate in sports betting.  An amendment to House Bill 8097 (HB 8097), which regulates the vertical in the state, was put forward last week.  Should lawmakers agree to the changes proposed by Representatives Nicholas Mattiello and Marvin Abney, …

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DraftKings Opens Colorado Retail Sportsbook

US-based daily fantasy sports and online gaming operator DraftKings has announced the temporary opening of a retail sportsbook venue in Colorado.  The temporary sportsbook will be at the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk and is in collaboration with Twin River Worldwide Holdings.  Guests will be allowed to wager on sports from the casino’s first …

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Detroit Tigers Become First MLB Team to Strike Sportsbook Deal

PointsBet is now the first sportsbook to have an MLB team sponsorship. They have set terms for a multi-year contract to be the official gaming partner to the Detroit Tigers.This agreement features the in-stadium signs visible on TV. This includes the one for the primary scoreboard and the one on the right-field wall at Comerica …

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California Tribes Receive Sports Betting Extension

Tribes in California have been given a 90-day extension to get enough public support for sports betting to be included on the 2022 ballot. This follows attempts to get the vertical added to this November’s one, which ultimately fell short. 997,139 valid signatures were required before June 21st to move forward with the possibility of …

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Bettors Take Advantage of BetMGM Sportsbook Mistake at Bellagio for Almost $250k

A manual entry error at the BetMGM Sportsbook at Bellagio on Sunday morning cost the casino nearly a quarter million dollars. It is not known exactly how many bettors took advantage, but BetMGM did confirm that the significant amount of damage was done on only about 50 bets. The customers placed their wagers on KBO …

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