17 January 2019

This issue, we catch up with the chief regulators of Mississippi and West Virginia for an update on the progress and challenges associated with being an early mover in the US state-by-state sports betting roll-out.

This roll-out would, however, be subject to federal vetting if the proposals of Senators Hatch and Schumer in their Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 were implemented.

But while the AGA’s Sara Slane summarizes the state-level view that this would be “an unprecedented and inappropriate expansion of federal involvement in the gaming industry,” Chris Soriano makes the point that the draft also promises much-needed clarity for operators currently figuring out ways to work within the constraints of the Wire Act.

Elsewhere, we also dissect the post-PASPA affiliate opportunity with Catena Media, Better Collective and Gambling.com. The story of sportsbook supplier Kambi’s remarkable start to life in the US market is our lead for this issue. We get the lowdown from chief executive Kristian Nylén and chief commercial officer Max Meltzer on page 30. Enjoy the issue!


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    22 November 2018

    Welcome to our ICE Sports Betting USA issue, which doubles as the delegate guide for the second edition of Clarion Gaming’s event focused on understanding and unlocking the huge potential of US sports wagering.

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    3 October 2018

    Compared with igaming, which has experienced glacial progress since the first three states went live in 2013, US-regulated sports wagering has come flying out of the blocks.

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    25 June 2018

    The huge mainstream media coverage of SCOTUS’ lifting of the 25-year sports betting ban reflects how transformative this will be not just for US gaming but for a culture of sports so deeply embedded in American society.

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    25 April 2018

    Seven states currently have legalization bills on the books, while the US professional player unions are now demanding a seat at the table, claiming they “cannot allow those who have lobbied the hardest for sports gambling to be the only ones controlling how it would be ushered into our businesses.”

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    7 December 2017

    This issue drops just after the oral arguments got underway in Christie vs NCAA et al in the US Supreme Court, which one of the US’ preeminent gaming law experts, Professor I Nelson Rose, is describing as the “case of the century”.