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Betway Is the Sole Applicant for Illinois’ Online-Only Sports License

August 2, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Betway is the sole applicant and winner of an Illinois online-only sports betting license. During the July 27 Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) meeting, IGB Administrator Marcus Fruchter pointed out that identifying Betway as a winning bidder does not grant the operator a license. The IGB added that there was another bidder, which withdrew its application […]

Fox Bet to Shut Down as Fox Sports Backs Out of Joint Venture

July 31, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Flutter has announced that Fox Bet has stopped taking bets and will shut down entirely by the end of August, making it the latest casualty of a challenging US sports betting market. The news does not come as a surprise. Last year, I predicted that this would be likely in the wake of arbitration between Flutter and […]

Maverick Gaming Persists With Appeal Though Higher Court Sentiment Appears to Be With Tribes

July 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Washington cardroom operator Maverick Gaming will persist in its attempt to undermine the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), even though the odds appear to be more against it than ever. Maverick would like to offer sports betting in Washington and has challenged the law awarding exclusivity over such gambling to the state’s gaming tribes. Although District Court Judge David […]

Maine Gambling Control Unit’s Champion Back After Unpaid Suspension Over Tweets

July 10, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Maine’s top gambling regulator Milton Champion resumed control of the state’s Gambling Control Unit (GCU) on Monday after serving a weeklong unpaid suspension over inappropriate tweets from his personal Twitter account. Officials first placed Champion, GCU’s executive director, on paid administrative leave in May after his tweets attracted the wrong attention. Since deleted, those tweets […]

Kentucky Sports Betting Regulations in Place, 27 Sites Can Launch on Sept. 28

July 10, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

With emergency Kentucky sports betting regulations being filed on July 10, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) unanimously approved allowing 27 online sportsbooks to launch on Sept. 28. The more permanent regulations will be in place by the Sept. 7 retail sports betting launch. Before the body unanimously approved the emergency regulations today, they heard […]

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