New Jersey’s New Governor Supports Casino Expansion

Democrat Phil Murphy is New Jersey’s next governor, and he’s all about broadening casino locales in the Garden State. The former Goldman Sachs top executive and US Ambassador to Germany easily defeated his Republican challenger, Governor Chris Christie’s (R) right-hand woman, Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno. Murphy’s win might not be the best news for Atlantic…

Texas Attorney General Says PASPA Unconstitutional

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has described the US federal sports betting ban as unconstitutional, in a statement published by the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC). The comments were made in relation to the state of New Jersey’s Supreme Court betting case, in which the state is attempting to partially repeal laws under the federal…

NBA to Congress: Regulate Sports Betting

The NBA appears to be ready to lobby Congress to legalize and regulate sports betting in the US, a shift in the pro basketball league’s public stance from just a year ago. The NBA publicly talked about its intent to lobby Congress for the “federal framework” it has long espoused at the Sports Betting USA…

The End of Federal Efforts to Ban Online Gambling?

Internet gaming legislation has been successfully passed in Pennsylvania!

Now, speculation is growing that it could spell an end to Federal attempts to ban online gambling as other states to follow.

We’re also covering news from PokerStars and New Hampshire.

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PokerStars Wants to be “First Operator” in Pennsylvania

It’s still too early to tell how both land-based casinos and online gambling platforms are going to deploy iGaming in Pennsylvania, less than two weeks after the state legalized online poker and casino games. But that didn’t stop PokerStars from broaching the subject, at least in broad terms, in the earnings call for its parent…

Pennsylvania Regulations Could Inspire New York to Follow

Online poker advocates are hoping that the legalization of online poker in Pennsylvania will be a catalyst in other states, including Pennsylvania’s northern neighbor, New York. New York is already on everyone’s shortlist of candidates to legalize online poker in 2018 and the Empire State’s odds of passing an online poker bill have likely improved…

New Hampshire Balks at Internet Gambling

New Hampshire jumped into the online gambling conversation in a big way this year. The positive developments in Pennsylvania may have received all the attention, but another state legislature was also considering an online gambling bill last week: New Hampshire. H 562, a placeholder bill seeking to legalize online gambling in the Granite State, was…