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Sportsbetting legalization takes a step forward in Kentucky

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A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests and online poker. According to a Wednesday report from The Courier-Journal newspaper, the unanimous approval of House Bill 137 by the nine-member House Licensing, Occupations ...

Indiana sportsbetting market experiences December delight

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Online and land-based sportsbooks in Indiana reportedly had a very successful December after posting a 29% increase month-on-month in aggregated adjusted gross gaming revenues to $12 million and contributing some $1.1 million in state taxes. According to a Friday report from PlayIndiana.com citing official information from the Indiana Gaming Commission, sportsbooks in ‘The Hoosier ...

Nigeria grants online sportsbetting license to 1xBet.com

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Online sportsbook operator Beaufortbet Nigeria Limited has reportedly announced that its domain at 1xBet.com has received a license that will allow it to offer its services to punters in Nigeria until the end of 2024. According to a Thursday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the five-year license was granted by the African nation’s National Lottery Regulatory ...

DraftKings Incorporated brings online and mobile sportsbetting to New Hampshire

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American online sports wagering innovator DraftKings Incorporated has closed out the year by announcing that adult sportsbetting aficionados in New Hampshire are now able to utilize its services to enjoy a wide range of betting entertainment. The Boston-headquartered firm used an official press release to detail that it has gone live in ‘The Granite ...

Michigan legalizes online casino and sportsbetting

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In Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has reportedly given iGaming afficionados the perfect Christmas gift by putting her signature to a wide-ranging piece of legislation that has seen the Midwestern state legalize sportsbetting and online casino gambling. According to a December 20 story from the Associated Press news service published by the Detroit Free Press ...

Australian online sportsbetting firm criticized over self-exclusion flaws

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In Australia and the operator behind the PlayUp online sportsbetting brand has reportedly come under fire after it emerged that the firm may have allowed self-excluded players to continue placing wagers. According to a Friday report from The Guardian newspaper, PlayUp Interactive Proprietary Limited is licensed by regulators in the Northern Territory and was ...

Michigan legislators approve sportsbetting legalization measure

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The Michigan House of Representatives reportedly passed a wide-ranging piece of legislation earlier this week that could soon see the Midwestern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports competitions and online casino gambling. According to a Wednesday report from The Detroit News newspaper, the 110-member body signed off on House Bill 4307 ...

The Stars Group Incorporated purchasing Australian sportsbetting firm

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Prominent online casino operator, The Stars Group Incorporated, has announced the signing of an agreement that is to see it pay approximately $103.21 million in order to acquire a 20% stake in Australian sportsbetting firm, BetEasy Proprietary Limited. The Canadian company used an official Tuesday press release to detail that the deal is to ...

October success for Nevada and New Jersey sportsbetting markets

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Increased action on baseball and gridiron football reportedly helped the sports betting markets in New Jersey and Nevada to record a combined aggregate handle last month of well over $1 billion. According to a short Tuesday report from LegalSportsReport.com, October represented the first time since last year’s repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports ...

California tribes to launch sportsbetting legalization campaign

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In California and a consortium of 18 casino-operating tribes is reportedly due to launch a campaign that could see voters asked whether they would like the western state to become the latest to legalize sportsbetting. According to a Wednesday report from the Los Angeles Times newspaper, this initiative is being led by the federally-recognized ...

Seneca Gaming Corporation sportsbetting alliance for Kambi Group

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Maltese wagering technologies innovator, Kambi Group, has announced the signing of a deal with Seneca Gaming Corporation that is to see it supply a range of multi-channel sportsbetting solutions to the tribal operator’s trio of upstate New York casinos. The Valletta-headquartered firm used an official November 5 press release to detail that the long-term ...

SportPesa to reconsider options in Kenyan sportsbetting market

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British online sportsbook operator SportPesa has reportedly announced that it is to reconsider its options in Kenya after a local appeals court ruled against a government policy that had instituted a 20% tax on all stakes returned to winning players. According to a report from GamblingInsider.com, last month’s ruling from the Kenyan Tax Appeals ...

Indiana benefits from out-of-state and online sportsbetting interest

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Online and land-based sportsbooks in Indiana reportedly had a very successful October thanks to a 161% increase month-on-month in aggregated handle to $91.7 million alongside a 34% rise in combined adjusted gross gaming revenues to $11.5 million. According to a Friday report from PlayIndiana.com citing official information from the Indiana Gaming Commission, the improvement ...

California legislators to hold hearings into sportsbetting legalization

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Legislators in California are reportedly set to begin considering a measure later this month that could eventually lead to the western state legalizing sportsbetting via the passage of a local constitutional amendment. According to a Friday report from LegalSportsReport.com, members of the Democratic-controlled California State Senate have set a tentative November 20 start date ...

Michigan lawmakers pass sportsbetting and online gambling measures

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The Michigan House of Representatives reportedly passed a series of measures on Wednesday that could eventually lead to the state becoming the latest to legalize a full range of sportsbetting, fantasy sports and online gambling activities. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press newspaper, the proposed legislation dealing with sportsbetting, which is ...

Oregon premieres new Scoreboard mobile sportsbetting app

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Oregon has reportedly become the eighth American state to offer residents the ability to place live sports wagers via a mobile device after its lottery launched the new Scoreboard app utilizing technology from iGaming platform specialist SBTech Malta Limited. According to a Thursday report from CalvinAyre.com, the Android and iOS-friendly Scoreboard features a wide ...

Four online sportsbetting operators exonerated by Swedish regulator

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Sweden’s Spelinspektionen gaming regulator has reportedly cleared four locally-licensed online sportsbetting operators of any misconduct connected to allegations that they had offered markets on events where a majority of the participants had been under the age of 18. According to a Thursday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the exonerated firms included Betsson AB, Trav och Galopp ...

District of Columbia’s mobile sportsbetting plans hit by temporary injunction

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The government for the District of Columbia (DC) has reportedly been issued with a temporary injunction that prevents it from implementing a contract that was due to see prominent gaming solutions innovator, Intralot SA, assist in the running of its coming mobile sportsbetting service. According to a Thursday report from The Washington Post newspaper, ...

Mobile sportsbetting coming to Indiana’s French Lick Resort

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In Indiana and the digital subsidiary of American casino operator, Rush Street Gaming, has reportedly been authorized to launch a mobile sportsbetting service in partnership with the Midwestern state’s French Lick Resort. According to a Wednesday report from The Indianapolis Star newspaper, the certification for Chicago-headquartered Rush Street Interactive came after the Indiana Gaming ...