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US Online Casino And Poker Revenue Surged In May

June 22, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The COVID-19 pandemic forced retail casinos nationwide to keep their doors closed throughout May 2020. Online casino and poker revenues, however, continued to climb. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware all realized all-time records in monthly revenue in May. Online poker revenues stayed strong as well, as poker players in the US turned to state-regulated platforms […]

BetRivers Launches Illinois’ First Online Sportsbook

June 18, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

BetRivers launched its online sportsbook in Illinois today, making it the first digital sportsbook available in the Land of Lincoln. Bettors can register online through the Android App, mobile browser on an iOS device, or on desktop by heading to the BetRivers website. The sportsbook was developed by Rush Street Interactive. Rush Street Gaming owns […]

Post-Pandemic, Casinos’ Future Could Be Cashless

June 18, 2020 | By: Carl Carchia

Technology is slowly making paying with cash a thing of the past. Thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a chance cash could quickly disappear from the unlikeliest of places – casinos. The American Gaming Association announced on Tuesday the framework for regulation that would make digital payments on casino floors legal. The […]

What Does The Rest Of 2020 Hold For Online Poker In The US?

June 16, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Legal online poker sites in the U.S. experienced record player volume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As live casinos shuttered, poker players in New Jersey and Pennsylvania took to the online streets. Sweepstakes poker sites like Global Poker also reached new heights in tournament and cash game attendance. With live poker rooms starting to re-open across […]

California Sports Betting Bill Receives League Support, But Tribes Vow To ‘Vigorously Fight’ Passage

June 10, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

California’s sports betting bill, approved last week by the state’s Senate Committee, has already garnered its fair share of opponents and supporters.  The bill, SCA-6, proposes an amendment to the California constitution that sets forth a framework and implementation details for legal sports betting in the state. If made into law, SCA-6 would allow California’s […]

Biden’s Odds To Win The 2020 US Presidential Election Hit Double Digits

June 8, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

After another tumultuous week marked by nationwide protest and biting criticism from former military officials, President Donald Trump saw his odds to win the November election slip to as low as -11% against former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Election Odds Tracker at Though Biden’s lead has settled to hover around 10% […]

$400 Million Caesars Casino Could Be Coming To Virginia

June 8, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

Southern Virginia could be home to a new $400 million Caesars casino by 2023. That’s the plan in Danville, where city officials have a deal with the company, pending a vote this coming November. In March 2019, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill granting limited gaming in the commonwealth. The bill restricted casinos to […]

Illinois Governor Halts Mandatory In-Person Registration for Online Sports Betting Accounts

June 5, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered on Thursday evening that bettors no longer have to register for their online sports betting accounts at a casino. Effective immediately, bettors in Illinois can create their sports betting accounts online. Gov. Pritzker’s executive order comes a few weeks before Illinois sportsbooks hope to launch their mobile sports betting apps. […]

Las Vegas Casinos Face Challenging Reopening Amid Dueling National Crises

June 5, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Las Vegas kicked off its reopening efforts this week, but turnout has so far been relatively sparse amid continuing Coronavirus concerns and nationwide political unrest.  The Nevada gambling hub expected to begin its reopening efforts after a hiatus exceeding two months due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. George Floyd’s death at the hands of police […]