- Feb 25, 2021
Online iGaming is being pushed by two representatives in the state of Illinois. Robert Rita and Jonathan Carroll have this week filed legislation that would see Illinois legalize online casino gaming.Read More . . .
On Tuesday, the state’s House of Representatives approved a pair of resolutions and companion bills related to gambling expansion. One set potentially paves the way for the state to introduce sports betting (Res. 3032/HB 1234), and the other covers online poker (Res. 3012/HB 1389).Read More . . .
The Texas Legislature has three bills that want to legalize sports betting currently up for discussion but only one would allow professional sports organizations to run their own sportsbooks if they chose to dive into the industry.Read More . . .
While 25 other states, including neighboring Rhode Island, New Hampshire and New York, have already authorized gamblers to place legal bets on sports, Massachusetts has been considering whether to similarly legalize betting since the U.S. Supreme Court in May 2018 ruled that the nearly-nationwide prohibition on sports wagering was unconstitutional and gave states the ability to legalize the activity.Read More . . .
The North Dakota House wants residents to decide if sports betting and internet poker should be allowed in the state, reflecting a relaxation of anti-gambling attitudes in the highly conservative state.Read More . . .
The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee earlier approved a bill that would legalize the practice and tax bookmakers’ profits at 14%. The committee on Monday approved a revised version that would tax profits at 20%. A competing Senate bill would tax profits at only 10%.Read More . . .
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has said it’s important that any proposal to expand gambling in Alabama be presented in a way that’s clear to voters and that she’ll let people know if she believes that’s not happening.Read More . . .