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John Holden

John Holden

John Holden is a writer at Bonus, focused on legal and regulatory issues in the gambling industry. He is a full-time academic but has been writing for a number of gaming publications since 2018. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications and hundreds of mainstream articles on the regulation of the gaming industry.

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Tribal Gaming Compacting Process Could Be Modernized

December 19, 2022 | By: John Holden

As the holidays begin, a quiet announcement in the Federal Register will sound louder than trumpets: The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs (DoI BIA) issued a proposed rule change regarding the tribal gaming compacting process. The Dec. 6 announcement stipulates that the BIA is seeking comments on proposed changes to the Indian […]

Plaintiffs File Motion For Supplemental Memorandum in PredictIt Suit

December 12, 2022 | By: John Holden

Plaintiffs in the litigation challenging the looming shutdown of PredictIt have filed a motion to allow for a supplemental memorandum. PredictIt’s fate has been in jeopardy since the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) withdrew the No-Action letter allowing the election prediction market to operate. A federal court heard oral arguments for the case on […]

Plaintiffs Look to Fast-Track PredictIt Suit as CFTC Seeks Dismissal

November 23, 2022 | By: John Holden

Things have heated up quickly since the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit seeking to avert PredictIt‘s shutdown. The plaintiffs countered with a motion seeking to expedite the hearing. They’re hoping to obtain a preliminary injunction before Christmas. Without judicial intervention, the site will need to shut down by […]

New Lawsuit Alleges Misconduct By Former President Of MGM Springfield

November 22, 2022 | By: John Holden

Former MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis is facing a lawsuit alleging improper behavior during his time with the casino. Filed on Nov 10 in Hampden County Superior Court, the suit names Mathis and Blue Tarp Development, LLC as defendants. Blue Tarp is the corporate entity controlling the casino. The plaintiff is Chelan Brown, a former […]

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