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Supreme Court Delays Florida Sports Betting Relaunch — West Flagler Case Update

October 12, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Florida sports betting won’t relaunch in October as expected because the US Supreme Court has temporarily granted West Flagler Associates’ request for a stay. West Flagler has been fighting against the Florida gaming compact that gave the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to sports betting. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Tribe, which has […]

Michigan Rules Banning Picks DFS Contests Take Effect

October 11, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

New rules banning prop-style Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) bets in Michigan took effect today, almost four years after the state passed its Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act (FCCPA). The rules, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) said in today’s release, provide the regulatory framework for licensing and operating fantasy sports in the state, ensuring Michigan’s […]

Fanatics Sportsbook Can Finally Take Over the New York Sportsbook It Owns

October 3, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Sportsbook can finally rebrand the New York sportsbook it owns, thanks to an approval on Oct. 3 by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC). The commission okayed Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) transferring the license for PointsBet Sportsbook to its brand, Fanatics Sportsbook. Today’s approval comes months after Fanatics bought the US holdings […]

Mesmerizing GeoComply Time-Lapse Pin-Drop Map of Kentucky Online Sportsbook Launch

September 29, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Kentucky’s mobile sportsbooks launched on Sept. 28, and the seven live operators needed to know that bettors were within state borders. Enter online gambling geolocation service provider GeoComply. On Sept. 29, Bonus received this mesmerizing GeoComply time-lapse pin-drop map showing some of the 2,020,119 geolocation checks during Launch Day. While it’s not quite ASMR (autonomous […]

North Carolina Online Sports Betting Regulators Add Oversight Committee Ahead of 2024 Launch

September 27, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

North Carolina online sports betting regulators added a Sports Betting Committee Charter on Sept. 27. Those guidelines for a three-person North Carolina State Lottery Commission (NCSLC) Sports Betting Committee (SBC) represent a step toward readying for the 2024 launch of online sports and esports wagering. Regulators progressing today on overseeing sports betting law is a […]

West Flagler to Fight Battle on Two Fronts With Immediate Petition to Florida Supreme Court

September 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

West Flagler Associates has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to issue a writ of quo warranto to Governor Ron DeSantis. The casino operator argues that DeSantis overstepped the authority of his office in signing the gaming compact that allowed the Seminole Tribe to offer online sports betting throughout the state. On June 30, 2023, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

While Waiting on Sports Betting Outcome, Florida Gaming Regulators Target Props-Style DFS

September 27, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

As Floridians await the outcome of the sports betting legal battle, they might have one fewer sports wagering option. That’s because Florida gaming regulators have targeted props-style daily fantasy sports (DFS). The Florida Gaming Control Commission (FGCC) sent cease-and-desist letters to several operators on Sept. 19, including Underdog Fantasy, PrizePicks, and Betr Picks. In the […]

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