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New York Responsible Gambling Tops Addabbo’s Agenda

January 11, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

New York responsible gambling (RG) efforts getting funding matters to state Sen. Joseph Addabbo as much as legalizing online casino gambling. So RG and problem gambling are on his 2023 agenda, Addabbo tells Bonus. Addabbo, D-Ozone Park, is the member of the New York State Senate who sponsored last year’s New York online casino legalization […]

New York Senator Plans to Reintroduce ‘Predatory Sportsbook Bonuses’ Bill

January 7, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The New York Senator who sponsored a “predatory sportsbook bonuses” bill will reintroduce the measure, his communications director told Bonus yesterday. State Sen. Peter B. Harckham‘s communications director, Tom Staudter, responded yesterday to a question Bonus sent on Wednesday about whether he’d sponsor the bill in an active session. Lawmakers need to reintroduce bills that […]

AGA Estimates Show a Sizeable Black Market With a Silver Lining

December 1, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The regulated gambling industry in the US has been drawing more than the usual level of criticism of late. It’s probably no coincidence, then, that the American Gaming Association (AGA) chose this moment to release a study highlighting the size of the black and gray markets. If we take the AGA’s numbers as accurate, Americans are spending $44.2 billion on illegal […]

New York Online Sports Betting Target of Bill About ‘Predatory Sportsbook Bonuses’

November 30, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

New York online sports betting is in the crosshairs of a state Senate bill proposed today. S9605 directs the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) “to promulgate rules and regulations regarding predatory sportsbook bonuses in mobile sports betting.” New York’s online sportsbooks launched on Jan. 8. Today’s 1-page proposal to amend the “racing, pari-mutuel wagering and […]

Pennsylvania Will Set an All-Time Record for Self-Exclusions and Hotline Calls in 2022

October 20, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released its 2021-2022 Annual Report earlier this month. Most key numbers for the state’s gambling industry have gone up year over year, including many all-time highs. State tax alone (not counting local grants, etc.) amounted to $1.43 billion from gambling in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up 29% from $1.11 billion in 2020-2021. […]

If Gambling Treatment Courts Return to NY, It Won’t Be as Part of an Online Casino Bill

October 18, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

There’s a lot of support in the US for the idea of gambling treatment diversion courts (GTDCs). Unfortunately, there’s less consensus on how to go about implementing them. One possibility that’s sometimes floated is to put the creation of specialty gambling courts into gambling expansion bills. That’s something that New York lawmakers might take note […]

Twitch Policy Change Strikes a Blow to Illegal Cryptocasinos

September 29, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Twitch has managed to build a well-known brand for itself. Some may know it as a platform on which popular gamers and esports competitors stream their play for an audience. Others may know it as the place to watch US National Women’s Soccer League matches online. Either way, chances are the majority of users don’t […]

UNLV Football Slot Machine Prompts Ethical Debate

September 8, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) football slot machine, Rebel Roller, “wins” every time. UNLV Rebels players, some of whom are under 21, pull the one-armed bandit to celebrate turnovers. Before the three reels even spin, the celebrating player already knows there’s no payout. Nothing. The visual prop doesn’t even spill out Gatorade. So […]

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