Lawmakers in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have launched new bids to legalise online gaming in the state, following the eleventh-hour veto of legislation by former Governor Rick Snyder in late 2018.
Social pool betting operator i-pools has launched a new, free-to-play fantasy horseracing game with a jackpot prize of £1m (€1.2m/$1.3m), while Matt Steer has been named chief executive of the business, after it closed a new funding round.
Paddy Power Betfair has seen its 2018 revenue grow as a result of the acquisition of FanDuel and an improved performance by the Paddy Power brand in the UK market, though the US investment has also hit full-year profits.
Australia’s PlayUp has decided to cancel a planned deal to acquire US gaming platform 123gaming, and scrapped a deal for a reverse takeover that would have seen it listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
The American Gaming Association (AGA) has attempted to address concerns over the US Department of Justice's revised opinion on the Wire Act by insisting that states and tribes are still able to offer regulated online gaming.
The parent company of New York-based multi-purpose venue Madison Square Garden could be set to move into the sports betting market after applying to trademark its MSG brand for sports wagering purposes across online, mobile and social media