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Bovada Exits Michigan and Colorado in Response to Regulatory Crackdown

Black market gambling site Bovada has heeded the warnings of state gaming regulators, adding Colorado and Michigan to list of states it will not serve. The Michigan Gaming Control Board sent a “cease and desist” letter on May 29 to Bovada’s owner, Harp Media. According to SBCAmericas, Colorado sent a similar letter the following week, although Bonus has not […]

Email Problems Accompany Connecticut Online Lottery Launch

June 15, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

The CT Lottery has finally added internet sales to its capabilities, but the new products have come with additional technical difficulties. The Connecticut iLottery soft-launched on June 10 with an iOS app, but lottery representatives had to offer troubleshooting for online lottery players via email, SMS, and telephone. Meanwhile, Android users must wait until July […]

Connecticut Lottery Hires Former DC Lottery Head Suarez, Who Oversaw Controversial Intralot Contract

June 14, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) officials are “thrilled to welcome” Frank Suarez as the state agency’s new president and CEO. The June 13 CLC appointment announcement mentions his Aug. 1 start date and regards his tenure leading the DC Lottery‘s online sports betting marketplace as positive, rather than problematic. Suarez won out in an 11-month-long search […]

White Hat Studios Continues to Expand Partnerships at a Lightning Pace

White Hat Studios’ content is rapidly making its way into more US online casinos—so rapidly, in fact, that announcements of new operator partnerships have been arriving on a weekly basis. The latest of these include expansions of existing partnerships with Caesars and FanDuel. FanDuel Casino now offers White Hat slots to its players in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. […]

Connecticut Report on Gambling Impact Shows Overreliance on Problem Gambling Spend

March 4, 2024 | By: Robyn McNeil

Those at risk of or suffering from gambling addiction account for the lion’s share of gambling revenue, according to worrisome findings by Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services (DMHAS). The researchers found that the highest-risk segments of gamblers make up less than 7% of the state population yet account for over 70% of Connecticut […]

As We Enter 2024, Connecticut Players Still Await an Online Lottery

January 5, 2024 | By: Chav Vasilev

The New Year is here, but Connecticut residents are still waiting for an online lottery option despite it having been legalized almost three years ago. Connecticut lawmakers authorized online draw ticket and Keno sales in the same 2021 bill that established Connecticut online casinos and sportsbooks. In May 2023, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) announced IGT […]

Fanatics Will Be New Connecticut Lottery Sportsbook, Competing With DraftKings, Mohegan Sun

December 1, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Fanatics Sportsbook will be Connecticut’s third retail and online sports betting operator. Beginning in mid-December, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) partner will compete with DraftKings and Mohegan Sun, powered by FanDuel tech. That means Fanatics Sportsbook will be competing against the top revenue-generating sportsbooks in the nation. That’s notable for many reasons. Perhaps the primary […]

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