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Iowa State Rep Predicts Sports Betting Legalization in 2019

Iowa State Rep Predicts Sports Betting Legalization in 2019

January 28th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann is known for submitting bold proposals to the Iowa state legislature. Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) said that Iowa has “a very good shot” of legalizing sports betting sometime this year. Rep. Kaufmann said that a failed attempt... 

NASCAR Approves Sports Betting, Casino Sponsorships for 2019

NASCAR Approves Sports Betting, Casino Sponsorships for 2019

January 27th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The 2019 NASCAR season allows teams to sign partnerships with sportsbooks, casino companies, and other gambling groups. The NASCAR auto racing league approved sports betting and gambling company sponsorships for the 2019 season. The decision comes roughly 4 weeks... 

Las Vegas Baccarat Could Be Next Target in Chinese Trade War

Las Vegas Baccarat Could Be Next Target in Chinese Trade War

January 26th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

The theory, put forward by I. Nelson Rose and others, is China might restrict travel of its high rollers to the United States. Gaming analysts believe Las Vegas could be a target in the continuing tariff war between the United States and China. Those analysts believe... 

Good News for Connecticut: MGM Springfield Revenues Disappoint

Good News for Connecticut: MGM Springfield Revenues Disappoint

January 25th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

MGM Springfield’s overinflated projections are part of a growing trend with newly opened US casinos in the northeast. MGM Springfield is not the big bad monster it was supposed to be. Or at least that is the analysis after four full months of revenue data,... 

Tom McMillen Warns of Potential College Sports Betting Scandal

Tom McMillen Warns of Potential College Sports Betting Scandal

January 24th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Tom McMillen serves as the head of an organization of 130 US college athletic directors. Tom McMillen, the onetime Maryland Terrapins basketball star, NBA player, and former US Congressman, predicted the new sportsbook laws in the country would lead to a major... 

Ray Lesniak Advises New Jersey to File Sports Betting Lawsuit

Ray Lesniak Advises New Jersey to File Sports Betting Lawsuit

January 23rd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Ray Lesniak, a former mayor of Atlantic City, long advised that New Jersey should push the lawsuit which led to the PASPA repeal by the Supreme Court. Former State Sen. Ray Lesniak said a strict interpretation of the 1961 Federal Wire Act by the US Justice Department... 

Super Bowl 53 Has Highest Over/Under in Super Bowl History

Super Bowl 53 Has Highest Over/Under in Super Bowl History

January 22nd, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Jared Goff has +225 odds to win Super Bowl MVP, while Tom Brady has +110 odds to be voted the most valuable player. Super Bowl 53’s over/under bet is the highest in Super Bowl history at 58. It was higher (either 58.5 or 59) at most sportsbooks when the over/under... 

Wind Creek Considering Indoor Water Park for Bethlehem Sands

Wind Creek Considering Indoor Water Park for Bethlehem Sands

January 21st, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

As Lehigh Valley Live (link) explained, the old Bethlehem Steel building long was a part of Sands Corp’s plans for a tourist attraction. Wind Creek Hospitality plans to diversify Sands Bethlehem Resort and Casino’s revenue streams by building non-gaming... 

Tunica County Residents Question Casino Economy, Local Leaders

Tunica County Residents Question Casino Economy, Local Leaders

January 20th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

Industry experts believe more Tunica County closures are likely in the coming months and years. As Tunica Roadhouse was preparing to close for business this past wweek, a number of local residents discussed the rise and fall of Tunica County with national newspapers.... 

Enforcing Online Gambling Laws Is Difficult in US Federal Courts

Enforcing Online Gambling Laws Is Difficult in US Federal Courts

January 19th, 2019 Written by Christine Davies

US media quickly pointed out that the DOJ opinion on online gambling used language once used by Sheldon Adelson’s lobbyists to justify a ban. Since the US Department of Justice reversed its opinion on the Federal Wire Act and changed its policy on prosecuting... 

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