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California Sports Betting Ballot Initiatives for Tribes Lack Support From Tribal Gaming’s CNIGA, Boyd

October 30, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Proposed California sports betting ballot initiatives filed on Oct. 27 with the California Attorney General’s Office (CAG) resulted in two gaming entities denying involvement. On Oct. 27, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) said it knew nothing about the proposed Sports Wagering Regulation and Tribal Gaming Protection Act and the Tribal Gaming Protection Act. […]

Maverick Gaming Sets the Stage for Oral Arguments in Ninth Circuit IGRA Case

October 25, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On Oct. 9, Maverick Gaming filed a reply brief with the Ninth Circuit, reiterating the reasons it believes its challenge to Washington sports betting and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) should proceed despite having been thrown out by a lower court. Earlier this year, District Court Judge David Estudillo agreed with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, which had intervened […]

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 […]

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