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Illinois to Require In-Person Sports Betting Registration AgainIllinois makes sports betting registration difficult

Illinois to Require In-Person Sports Betting Registration Again

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker made a somewhat odd decision recently: He halted online registration for sportsbooks in the state. In June of last year, the governor temporarily lifted a requirement that allowed people to register for sportsbook accounts online, rather than in-person. But suddenly, this past weekend, Pritzker removed the exemption. The move confused some […]

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Connecticut Reaches Deal with Mohegan Sun for Sports BettingConnecticut reaches deal with Mohegan Sun for sports betting

Connecticut Reaches Deal with Mohegan Sun for Sports Betting

Connecticut is the latest state to make inroads with sports betting. Governor Ned Lamont announced that the state has come to an agreement with the Mohegan Tribe, which runs the Mohegan Sun casino, to increase gaming options. Now, the tribal-run casino will offer sports betting and online wagering. Included in the deal is a tax […]

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Virginia Wagers Nearly $60M in First Days of Legal Sports BettingVirginia rakes in loads during early days of sports betting

Virginia Wagers Nearly $60M in First Days of Legal Sports Betting

It didn’t take long for Virginia sports bettors to place their bets. In just the first 11 days of legal sports betting in Virginia, sportsbook operators reported taking $58.89 million in total bets. In less than two weeks, sports betting has proven popular in Virginia, where there are currently five licensed sportsbook operators. The sportsbooks […]

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Massachusetts Senator Proposes Conservative Sports Betting BillMassachusetts proposes conservative sports betting bill

Massachusetts Senator Proposes Conservative Sports Betting Bill

Massachusetts’ government is inching toward debating a sports betting bill. But, when it does, it will be considering a bill that’s the result of what state Senator Eric Lesser says is “a fairly cautious approach.” Speaking at a press conference earlier this week, Lesser, who introduced the sports betting bill, said Massachusetts studies how other […]

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Arizona Moves Ahead with Sports Betting Law after House ApprovalArizona moves ahead with sports betting bill

Arizona Moves Ahead with Sports Betting Law after House Approval

Sports betting passed a major milestone in Arizona this week. The state House of Representatives’ Rules Committee passed a bill by a vote of 6-2 that would legalize sports betting in Arizona. Now, that that hurdle has been overcome, the bill will now go to the full House for a vote among all the members. […]

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Alabama to Introduce Sports Betting Legislation This WeekAlabama to introduce sports betting legislation

Alabama to Introduce Sports Betting Legislation This Week

Alabama doesn’t even offer a state lottery. But, lawmakers are hoping to make massive changes to the state’s gambling laws in 2021. This week, lawmakers in the state are planning to introduce legislation that would legalize sports betting in Alabama. The push for sports betting legalization is all part of an effort to expand gambling […]

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New York Governor Changes Tune, Backs Legal Online Sports WageringNew York could legalize mobile sports wager

New York Governor Changes Tune, Backs Legal Online Sports Wagering

State and local governments are looking for creative ways to fill significant budget funding gaps caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In New York, one way they could do that is by allowing online sports betting. This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he believes the state should introduce legislation that would permit online sports betting to […]

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Sports Betting Bill Gets Shot Down in Massachusetts AgainMassachusetts says no to sports betting

Sports Betting Bill Gets Shot Down in Massachusetts Again

Massachusetts residents will have to wait another year for sports betting to possibly be legalized in their state. On Wednesday night, the state Senate closed out its proposed fiscal year budget, which will stand at $46 billion. Not included in the budget was a bill that would have legalized sports wagering in the state. Bruce […]

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Voters in Three States Approve Sports Betting at the PollsVoters approve sports betting

Voters in Three States Approve Sports Betting at the Polls

Much of the attention in the General Election has been on the (still undecided) race for president in the United States. But, sports wagering was a hot topic at the polls in three states. After all the results came in this week, voters in South Dakota, Louisiana and Maryland approved sports betting in their state […]

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Which States Are Next in Line to Pass Sports Betting Legislation?Which States Are Next in Line to Pass Sports Betting Legislation?

Which States Are Next in Line to Pass Sports Betting Legislation?

After years of fighting through the court system, New Jersey finally won its battle in May 2018. That’s when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the PASPA law (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992) that effectively banned sports betting for 26 years in all but four states. Before the Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling, only […]

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