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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 […]

DraftKings Wins Preliminary Injunction Further Limiting Hermalyn’s Fanatics Role

A federal judge has granted DraftKings a preliminary injunction, temporarily limiting the functions its former executive, Michael Hermalyn, can perform in his new role at rival company Fanatics. On Tuesday, Massachusetts District Court Judge Julia E. Kobick issued her memorandum and order granting DraftKings’ motion for preliminary injunction and denying Hermalyn’s request for stay or […]

DraftKings Massachusetts Class Action Alleges ‘Deceptive’ Ads By Hometown Sportsbook Operator

December 11, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A DraftKings Massachusetts class action lawsuit alleges the Boston-based online gambling operator used “unfair and deceptive” marketing and advertising on residents of its home state. On Dec. 8, Melissa Scanlon and Shane Harris filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Superior Court requesting triple damages under the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act. Scanlon and Harris claim DraftKings Sportsbook […]

Operator Data Reveals Most Gamblers Pass on Available RG Tools

November 29, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to data revealed by DraftKings and Penn Sports International (PSI) during Monday’s Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) meeting, many Bay State online gamblers choose to pass on using available responsible gambling (RG) tools. According to Draftkings’ Q3 presentation, fewer than 0.1% of their Massachusetts Sportsbook customers opted to set time limits. Further, DraftKings data showed […]

Feds Arrest Fugitive in Decade-Old Illegal Online Gambling Case ​​Linked to Former Congressman

August 30, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Law enforcement arrested a man allegedly involved with Sports Offshore, an illegal offshore gambling ring connected to former Congressman John Tierney. The arrest comes 13 years after the man’s indictment for racketeering. Federal authorities arrested Richard Sullivan, 73, of St. John’s, Antigua, on Aug. 20 in New York while he was in customs at JFK […]

Another Push For An Online Lottery In Massachusetts

May 1, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Provisions for an online lottery in Massachusetts are included in a $56 billion budget bill for 2024. Massachusetts House representatives approved the budget on April 26. The bill now moves to the state’s Senate, which rejected the similar inclusion of an iLottery in the budget last year. House Democrats estimate that adding an online lottery will generate […]

Barstool Sports Betting Is Coming to Massachusetts, on 2 Conditions

December 20, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Barstool sports betting is no stranger to drama, and drama it got before being allowed to enter the Massachusetts market. At 5:40 p.m. today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) tweeted that it granted Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) a “temporary Category 1 sports wagering operator license.” However, unlike other operators given temporary operator licenses, MGC placed […]

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