Does The New Wire Act Memo On Online Gambling Have A Legal Leg To Stand On?

Looking at Monday’s news on a new federal Wire Act memo from the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) requires a brief history lesson. The original Wire Act memo was written in 2011 by then-Assistant Attorney General Virginia Seitz. The quick summary of the 2011 Wire Act…

NY Governor Cuomo Pitches For Sports Betting, But There’s A Big Catch

New York appears to be taking another step toward regulated sports betting, but not the one the industry really wanted. This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is submitting his $170 billion budget package to the state legislature. According to a Press-Republican report, the governor intends to use revenue…

$2.5 Million DraftKings Sports Betting Championship Ends With Controversy

The DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship was supposed to be a celebration of the possibilities for the future of US sports betting. Instead, it ended with controversy and some participants and observers crying foul. Here’s a rundown of what went down, from what Legal Sports…

Race Between FanDuel, DraftKings Heats Up As NJ Sports Betting Handle Passes $1 Billion

FanDuel Sportsbook and Meadowlands Racetrack posted a strong December as NJ sports betting revenue held steady from November. NJ sports betting handle again surpassed the $300 million mark last month, checking in at $319 million. That handle led to $20.8 million in revenue for operators,…

Documents Show White House May Have Changed Labor Laws to Please Then-RNC Finance Chair Steve Wynn

Did White House officials ask the Department of Justice to intervene on behalf of Steve Wynn to alter Department of Labor regulations in 2017? Steve Wynn (left) pictured with Donald Trump back in 2005. Wynn donated $729,000 to his old friend’s presidential inauguration ceremony and…

Virginia Casino Bill Introduced on First General Assembly Session Day

A Virginia casino bill has been introduced on the very first day of the state’s 2019 General Assembly session to legalize gaming venues in qualified towns where local voters pass accompanying referendums. The vacant Bristol Mall could see new life after a Virginia casino bill…

DC Sports Betting Decision Delayed Amid Contracting Monopoly Concerns

Sports betting is coming to Washington DC, but it’ll have to wait after council members postponed a key decision which would have seen them fast track the process. Phil Mendelson pulled his emergency sports betting legislation at the last minute. (Image: WAMU Radio) On Tuesday,…

Parx Opens Shop For PA Sports Betting And Another Kambi Sportsbook Is Next

Parx Casino, outside of Philadelphia, welcomes PA sports betting Thursday with the official opening of its sportsbook facility. The formal opening follows a successful two-day testing period at Parx that began Tuesday. With Parx up and running, PA sports betting now includes four casinos, with more…

Hokkaido Japan Integrated Resort Conference Attended by Major Casino Operators

Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island behind only the main Honshu island, is holding an integrated resort conference this week, and several major casino operators are in attendance. Hard Rock International is one casino operator at the Hokkaido integrated resort exhibition. (Image: Asia Gaming Brief) Asia…

Penn National Partners With Pennsylvania Convenience Chain Rutter’s for VGTs, Sheetz and Wawa Run Empty

Penn National Gaming is readying to bring video gaming terminals (VGTs) to Rutter’s, a Pennsylvania dairy and convenience store chain that is recognized as “the oldest vertically integrated food company in the country.” Rutter’s in Pennsylvania is ready to bet on video gaming terminals. (Image:…