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AGA and NGCB Argue Against Federal Sports Betting Regulations

AGA and NGCB Argue Against Federal Sports Betting Regulations

September 28th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Sara Slane argued that federal sports betting regulations would hurt legal sportsbooks and kill American jobs. In dramatic testimony before the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on... 

Cuomo Gives Niagara Falls Cash During Seneca Nation Dispute

Cuomo Gives Niagara Falls Cash During Seneca Nation Dispute

September 27th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Niagara Falls, New York relies on the $12 million to $14 million a year in Seneca Nation revenue sharing payments. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent $12.3 million in financial relief to the city of Niagara Falls, because it has been impacted by an ongoing dispute between... 

Garden State Park Sues Greenwood Racing to Open Sportsbook

Garden State Park Sues Greenwood Racing to Open Sportsbook

September 26th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

According to the June bill, state law restricts sports betting in areas “other than the land contained within the racecourse oval.” A lawsuit filed by the owners of Cherry Hill racetrack in New Jersey is designed to clear the way for a legal land-based... 

Big Fish Games Laying Off 15% of Its Global Workforce

Big Fish Games Laying Off 15% of Its Global Workforce

September 25th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Big Fish Games, beset by lawsuits which claims their casual games are illegal gambling, cut 1oo or more jobs in the Seattle area. Big Fish Games is cutting its workforce by roughly 15% in order to focus on casino games and casual games only. The move comes a year... 

Sports Betting Hearing to Have CSIG Anti-Online Gambling Group

Sports Betting Hearing to Have CSIG Anti-Online Gambling Group

September 24th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Thursday’s hearing on sports betting will be overshadowed by the Kavanaugh hearings, but it is a pivotal day for US sport gambling laws in the Post-PASPA era. A spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG), a lobbying group formed by Las Vegas... 

Arkansas Lawsuit Seeks to Remove Casino Measure from Ballot

Arkansas Lawsuit Seeks to Remove Casino Measure from Ballot

September 23rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The lawsuit claims the Issue 4 ballot measure is deceptive because it does not mention Oaklawn and Southland Racing as potential beneficiaries. A lawsuit by an Arkansas political action committee (PAC) wants the Arkansas Supreme Court to remove Issue 4 from the... 

Sterling Suffolk Files Lawsuit on Wynn Resorts over Encore Boston Harbor

Sterling Suffolk Files Lawsuit on Wynn Resorts over Encore Boston Harbor

September 22nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Steve Wynn is named in the lawsuit, though he no longer is tied to Wynn Resorts or Encore Boston Harbor. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse filed a lawsuit against Wynn Resorts Ltd. and its former CEO, Steve Wynn, on Monday alleging that the license application for the... 

Phil Murphy Continues State’s Financial Oversight of Atlantic City

Phil Murphy Continues State’s Financial Oversight of Atlantic City

September 21st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Gov. Phil Murphy (left) and Mayor Frank William have been and remain wary allies. The state takoeover of Atlantic City will not end in the near future. One of Gov. Phil Murphy’s campaign promises was to end financial oversight of the cash-poor seaside gambling... 

Frank Pallone Pulls Federal Sports Betting Bill from U.S. House

Frank Pallone Pulls Federal Sports Betting Bill from U.S. House

September 20th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Frank Pallone introduced the GAME Act to the Judiciary Committee last December, but the bill failed to gain traction. U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) has withdrawn a federal sports betting bill from consideration ahead of a congressional hearing... 

FanDuel Refuses to Pay Sports Bets after Broncos-Raiders Glitch

FanDuel Refuses to Pay Sports Bets after Broncos-Raiders Glitch

September 19th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

FanDuel began as a daily fantasy sports site, but is transitioning to traditional sports betting. FanDuel is refusing to pay more than $138,000 on a live in/play bet in the New Jersey online sports betting niche. FanDuel claims a glitch happened during a game between... 

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