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Kenyan legislators vote to abandon 20% sportsbetting turnover tax

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In Kenya and federal legislators have reportedly passed a measure that would eliminate the controversial 20% turnover tax local online sportsbetting operators have been required to pay since 2018. According to a report from CalvinAyre.com, the contentious duty applies to the total sum including stake bookmakers pay winners following the conclusion of a wager ...

FanDuel Group inks pioneering Denver Broncos sportsbetting partnership

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A little over a month after launching an online sportsbook for punters in Colorado and FanDuel Group has now announced the signing of a first-of-its-kind alliance with the western state’s Denver Broncos franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The online sportsbook operator used an official Monday press release to detail that the arrangement ...

Sports leagues backing Canadian single-game sportsbetting legislation

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In Canada and a coalition consisting of some of the nation’s most prominent professional sports leagues has reportedly thrown its weight behind a legislative effort that would legalize single-game sportsbetting nationwide. According to a Friday report from the online news domain at iGBNorthAmerica.com, the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the ...

California tribal sportsbetting initiative files extension lawsuit

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In California and an alliance of aboriginal groups is reportedly suing the state in an attempt to gain more time for its effort to bring legalized land-based sportsbetting to local horseracing tracks and tribal casinos. According to a Tuesday report from the Los Angeles Times newspaper, the Coalition to Authorize Regulated Sports Wagering represents ...

California sportsbetting legalization campaign takes a small step forward

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A sub-committee of the California State Senate reportedly passed a controversial piece of legislation last week that could see the local electorate given the chance via a forthcoming November referendum to legalize sportsbetting. According to a Tuesday report from the online news domain at SportsHandle.com, the proposed measure is known as SCA6 and was ...

Legal attempt to stop Rhode Island sportsbetting services shot down

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In Rhode Island and a local psychiatrist has reportedly failed in an attempt to get the eastern American state’s successful land-based and mobile sportsbetting services declared as unconstitutional. According to a Monday report from The Newport Daily News newspaper, Daniel Harrop is a Republican that has unsuccessfully stood to be mayor of the city of ...

Ohio sportsbetting legalization one step closer to becoming a reality

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The Ohio House of Representatives reportedly overwhelmingly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the Midwestern state become the latest to legalize online and land-based sportsbetting. According to a report from the Dayton Daily News newspaper, the Republican-controlled chamber approved House Bill 194 by a margin of 83 to ten on Thursday so ...

Pennsylvania sportsbetting industry hurt by coronavirus shutdown

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The coronavirus pandemic reportedly cost land-based bookmakers in Pennsylvania at least $220 million in lost revenues last month as sports leagues shut up shop and bettors turned to online alternatives. This is the conclusion of the online gambling news domain at PlayPennsylvania.com owing to the fact that the coronavirus outbreak prompted most of the ...

African sportsbetting market being hurt by coronavirus shutdown

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The coronavirus pandemic that has led to the widespread shuttering of land-based gambling operations in Asia, Europe and North America is now reportedly ravaging across Africa and caused the continent’s sportsbetting sector to go into serious decline. According to a Thursday report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ivan Kalanzi serves as a brand ...

Sportsbetting legalization takes a step forward in Maryland

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Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that would allow local voters to decide via a November referendum whether the state should legalize sportsbetting. According to a Wednesday report from The Baltimore Sun newspaper, the measure seeks voter consent to award an unspecified number of successful candidate operators with ...

California sportsbetting legalization campaign gaining momentum

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In California and the campaign to legalize land-based sportsbetting by means of a November referendum has so far reportedly managed to garner the support of over 600,000 residents. According to a Monday report from the news domain at LegalSportsReport.com, the effort is seeking permission to place a question on the upcoming election ballot that ...

Betfred founder buys sizable stake in rival sportsbetting firm William Hill

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The billionaire founder of giant British bookmaker Betfred, Fred Done, has reportedly spent an undisclosed amount in order to purchase slightly over 3% of the shares in London-listed rival William Hill. According to a Monday report from the Racing Post newspaper, the 77-year-old’s acquisition of some 874,189,537 shares means that he now holds a ...

Virginia lawmakers pass casino and sportsbetting legalization measures

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In Virginia and the long-running campaign to get casinos legalized reportedly took a massive step forward on Sunday after state legislators passed a measure that could see gambling-friendly venues authorized for five disparate cities. According to a Sunday report from local television broadcaster WSET-TV, the Virginia House of Delegates passed the casino proposal yesterday ...

FanDuel Group inks MotorCity Casino Hotel sportsbetting alliance

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In Michigan, prominent daily fantasy sports and sportsbook operator FanDuel Group has reportedly inked an agreement that is to see it supply Detroit’s MotorCity Casino Hotel with an on-site retail sports betting service. According to a Thursday report from LegalSportsReport.com, the deal could result in the downtown casino launching a FanDuel-branded sportsbook before the ...

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 ...

Montana planning to launch sportsbetting from early next month

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The Montana Lottery Commission has reportedly announced that it intends to launch kiosk-based sportsbetting from early next month so as to subsequently allow punters to place wagers on a wide range of events including the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. According to reports from SBC Americas and Legal Sports Report, Montana became the American ...

Sportsbetting legislation clears initial hurdle in Washington

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Legislators in the Washington House of Representatives reportedly approved a proposal last week that could see the western state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting via its collection of some 29 tribal casinos. According to a Monday report from local television broadcaster KOMO-TV, House Bill 2638 was passed by an 83-to-14 vote on Thursday ...

Georgia legislator floats online sportsbetting legalization measure

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In the southern American state of Georgia and legislation has reportedly been introduced that could see the jurisdiction become the latest to legalize online and mobile sportsbetting for the benefit of local educational programs. According to a Thursday report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, the measure from Georgia State Senator Burt Jones (pictured) asks ...

Colorado casinos keen on launching retail and mobile sportsbetting

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In the western American state of Colorado and seven casinos have reportedly applied for master licenses that will give them the ability to operate land-based, online and mobile sportsbooks. According to a Saturday report from The Denver Post newspaper, voters in ‘The Centennial State’ approved legislation in November that is due to see statewide ...

PointsBet USA agrees NBA sportsbetting partnership

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Australian online bookmaker, PointsBet Holdings Proprietary Limited, has announced that its PointsBet USA subsidiary has signed a deal to serve as the official sportsbetting operator for the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Melbourne-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the multi-year agreement is its first with a professional American sports ...

New Jersey on track to becoming America’s top sportsbetting market

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The online and retail sportsbetting market of New Jersey could reportedly be well on its way to regularly becoming the nation’s most lucrative after posting a 285% increase year-on-year in January combined handle to well over $50 million. According to a Thursday report from the online gambling news domain at PlayNJ.com, the record figure ...