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‘This is a Red State’ – Blind Partisanship Extinguishes Hopes for Texas Sports Betting

May 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Texas sports betting legislation that passed in the House of Representatives last week won’t get heard in the Senate, says Lieutenant-Governor Dan Patrick. It’s the latest gambling expansion effort to fall victim to partisan politics. Patrick said the two-part legislative package – consisting of a bill and a joint resolution for a constitutional amendment – won’t […]

Small Town, Big Casino: Is It a Winning Gamble?

March 23, 2023 | By: Devon Jackson

Casinos, especially full-featured resort casinos, present an economic opportunity. However, they can be a mixed blessing and can seem especially scary in smaller communities that already have more than their fair share of problems. The most common worries are crime and the direct impact of gambling on residents. Easier to overlook are the secondary economic […]

California Court Dismisses Class Action Suit by Skillz Investors

March 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

A federal court in Northern California has dismissed a class action lawsuit by investors against Skillz, a mobile “skill gaming” company. The plaintiffs had accused the company of violating the Securities Exchange Act by misrepresenting or omitting facts to paint an exaggerated picture of its performance. Chief US District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that they had failed to plead their […]

Rancho Mesquite Casino Faces Class Action Over Data Breach

March 1, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A class-action lawsuit filed in Nevada District Court alleges Rancho Mesquite Casino Inc. (RMC) failed to protect its casino customers during a data breach. According to the complaint, the casino operator’s data security measures left its computer systems open to cyberattack. As a result, nearly 230,000 customers had sensitive personal information stolen, including full names and […]

Shoalwater Bay Tribe Prevails in Federal Court Against Maverick Gaming Challenge

February 22, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On Feb. 21, federal Chief Judge David Estudillo dismissed Maverick Gaming’s challenge to Washington State’s sports betting law. It’s a significant win for tribal gaming in the US, as the suit had the potential to upend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988. Maverick had named multiple state officials as defendants in the case. However, the […]

The Luckiest States in the US

February 8, 2023 | By: Mike Epifani

With Saint Patrick’s Day around the corner, people all over the US are hoping the luck of the Irish will make their wishes come true. Maybe in the form of a new relationship, new job, or the biggest jackpot of them all: winning the lottery. With that in mind, we wanted to find out which […]

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