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Why In-Person Registration Will Cost Illinois Online Casinos

December 8, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

In Mar. 2021, Illinois sent an online casino bill to the state’s House Rules committee. Though that effort stalled, we’ll likely see a similar push in 2023. One unfortunate feature of the original Internet Gaming Act is a six-month window during which in-person registration would be mandatory for Illinois online casinos. That means bettors would have […]

Ontario Premier Accuses Auditor General of ‘Jurisdictional Creep’ After Casino Sting

December 5, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Ontario casinos caught individuals attempting to launder money and set off an unexpected series of events last week. On Wednesday, Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released her annual report that revealed she sent those individuals to the casinos in an undercover capacity. On Thursday, Premier Doug Ford characterized Lysyk’s actions as  “jurisdictional creep.” He said she […]

Ontario’s Online Gambling Market Faces Its First Legal Challenge

November 29, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

This is a breaking story. More analysis to come. We always knew this was coming: Ontario’s online gambling privatization plan will face a legal challenge. The only question was where it would come from. In April, Canada’s largest and most populous province attempted something no other Canadian jurisdiction had tried. Under Canadian federal law, all […]

Change of Plans Creates Regulatory Confusion for Encore Boston Harbor

November 24, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Questions are swirling around Wynn Resorts’ proposed expansion to its Encore Boston Harbor property in Everett, Massachusetts.  Can a massive shopping and entertainment development claim total independence from a casino to which it’s physically tethered? Conversely, just how connected to a casino must one be in order to be permitted to offer gaming activities? Does […]

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