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Maryland Lottery Partners with The Innovation Group On Maryland Online Casino Study

August 10, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

After efforts to legalize online casinos in Maryland stalled during the 2023 legislative season, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) has commissioned The Innovation Group (TIG) to conduct a study examining the potential expansion of gambling in the state. As part of Maryland’s 2024 state budget, Maryland’s General Assembly (MGA) directed MLGCA to […]

What American Schools Should Be Teaching Young People About Gambling

June 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

In the not-so-distant future, gambling education could become as common a feature of public school curriculums as sex and drug education are currently. Responsible gambling consultant and After Gambling Podcast host Jamie Salsburg says he expects it to become a trend in the US within 18 to 36 months. Yet, even sex education is a highly contentious […]

DC’s Controversial Intralot Contract May Be Close to Falling Apart

June 26, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Tensions between Washington DC regulators and the District’s lottery and sportsbook provider, Intralot, are reportedly heating up as regulators accuse the operator of failing to meet the terms of its contract to run DC’s sports wagering market. Intralot initially cast aspersions toward one of GambetDC’s vendors, Veterans Service Corporation (VSC), in response, alleging that the […]

DraftKings’ Bid for PointsBet an Effort to Block Fanatics’ Entry to Online Casino?

DraftKings sent PointsBet an “unsolicited non-binding indicative proposal” on June 16 about its intent to buy the Australian online gambling operator for $195 million. That’s what PointsBet said in its second paragraph announcing the proposal. However, PointsBet first emphasized that it already has an “agreement to sell its United States online sports betting, iGaming, and retail […]

Rhode Island Revises Online Casino Revenue Expectations Downward to $69M in First Year

June 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

A study commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue (RIDOR) projects that Bally’s proposed single-operator online casino market would generate $69.3 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the first year. It expects that to grow to $111.3 million by the fifth year. The state’s cumulative share over those five years would be $162.6 million, based on a 51% […]

New Jersey Bill Mandates Gambling Education at Colleges Partnering With Sportsbooks

June 8, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

A bill in New Jersey would require public universities engaged in sports wagering partnerships to establish a gambling education program. A5498 seeks to promote responsible gambling behavior and prevent student gambling addiction. If the bill sponsored by state Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey, D-Maplewood, becomes law, it will take effect immediately. Under the provisions of A5498, […]

Fanatics Follows Through on Expected PointsBet Acquisition

May 16, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Sports apparel company Fanatics has agreed to purchase the US assets of Australian gaming operator PointsBet. The deal is worth $150 million in cash, pending investor and regulatory approval. Currently, Fanatics is beta-testing an online sportsbook in Ohio and Tennessee. Additionally, it operates a retail sportsbook in Maryland and has a license in Massachusetts, where […]

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