Two bills that would legalise certain forms of sports wagering in Montana have been passed to Governor Steve Bullock for his signature, ahead of the end of the state’s current legislative session on April 30.
The Pueblo of Isleta will become the third Native American tribe to launch sports betting services in New Mexico, with a new sportsbook will open at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque later this year.
Betfred has unveiled a suite of managed sports betting and trading products, specifically developed for the US market. The bookmaker is working with SCCG Management as it looks to win clients in the tribal and non-tribla sectors.
Unibet operator Kindred Group has reported an 8.0% year-on-year rise in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, though has seen earnings impacted by costs associated with its launch in Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market.
Sports betting services provider Kambi Group has cited the launch of Sweden's newly-regulated igaming market and its ongoing expansion efforts in the US as among the main drivers of a 28% year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter of 2019.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has fined PokerStars operator The Stars Group $10,000 (£7,690/€8,890) for accepting bets on basketball games featuring teams from two colleges in the state.
US casino operator Delaware North has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming, accusing the supplier and its CEO Michael Venner of engaging in “an ongoing pattern of misrepresentation and bad faith” throughout the partnership.
The Iowa House of Representatives has approved an amended version of a bill that would legalise sports betting in the state, with Governor Kim Reynolds’ signature now all that is required for it to come into law.
Sportradar has linked up with original sports programming provider SportsGrid to launch a new 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting market. The service will be available to all users free of charge.
Sweden’s newly regulated igaming market has generated total turnover of SEK3.29bn (£271.3m/€313.8m/$352.8m) in the first quarter of the year, with former horse racing monopoly AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) dominating the channel. Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and ATG accounted for 50% of online market turnover over the three month period.
French gaming operator La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has set out plans to ramp up corporate social responsiblity (CSR) efforts as part of a wider effort to clamp down on issues such as underage gambling, fraud and money laundering.
Washington State-based tribal casino operator the Quinault Indian Nation has accused Valve Corporation of facilitating illegal gambling on its online video games distribution platform Steam in a new lawsuit.