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Nevada governor “ready to begin Phase 2 of reopening” starting Friday; gaming businesses on track to open June 4

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After last week setting a target reopening date for the state’s gaming industry, in a statement Tuesday evening, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said Phase 2 of his “Roadmap to Recovery” plan will begin on Friday, May 29, paving the way for the Las Vegas Strip and other statewide gaming operations to reopen on June ...

West Virginia governor gives green light for state’s casinos to reopen on June 5

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West Virginia’s five licensed casinos have been given the green light to reopen on June 5, while limited video lottery retailers could restart Saturday, May 30, according to a Monday announcement from the eastern U.S. state’s Governor Jim Justice. In addition to the gaming facilities, Justice also included a list of other businesses highlighted ...

Connecticut Governor dismisses tribal online gaming legalization plea

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (pictured) has reportedly dismissed a plea that he should use his emergency powers to unilaterally grant the state’s two casino-operating tribes the right to offer online gaming during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a Friday report from The Connecticut Mirror, the request on behalf of the Mohegan Tribe and ...

Connecticut tribes at odds with Governor over future sportsbetting landscape

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The two casino-operating tribes in Connecticut are reportedly at odds with the eastern state’s Governor, Ned Lamont (pictured), over just who should get to operate any future sportsbetting services. According to a Tuesday report from The Connecticut Mirror newspaper, the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation are already responsible for Connecticut’s giant Mohegan ...

Alaska Governor launches lottery legalization proposal

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The Governor for Alaska, Mike Dunleavy (pictured), has reportedly proposed legislation that could see the giant northern state establish a lottery and legalize keno, video lottery terminals and online sportsbetting. According to a Thursday report from the Anchorage Daily News newspaper, the proposition from the 58-year-old Republican would also allow a newly-created Alaska Lottery ...

Alabama Governor initiates fact-finding campaign on expanded gambling

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (pictured) has reportedly announced that she will be launching a fact-gathering initiative in order to ascertain whether the southern state should launch a lottery and allow its trio of tribal casinos to expand. According to a Wednesday report from The Birmingham News newspaper, the Republican lawmaker used her annual state-of-the-state ...

Oklahoma Governor to take lead on local gaming compact negotiations

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (pictured) has reportedly announced that he is to take over negotiations between the state and its 35 casino-operating tribes concerning the long-running dispute over gaming compacts. According to a Tuesday report from the Associated Press news service published by US News and World Report, the 46-year-old revealed that he also ...

Indiana Governor accepts third Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians donation

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The Governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb (pictured), has reportedly been criticized after it emerged that his re-election campaign recently accepted another $10,000 donation from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. According to a Sunday report from The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper, Holcomb was elected as Governor of ‘The Hoosier State’ in November of ...

Rhode Island Governor to be investigated over proposed IGT machine supply deal

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A group of Republican legislators in Rhode Island have reportedly announced that they have successfully lobbied for an official investigation to be conducted into the 20-year gaming machine supply deal Democratic Governor, Gina Raimondo, has proposed signing with International Game Technology (IGT). According to a Tuesday report from local television broadcaster WJAR-TV, the examination ...