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    In this week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, we find Rhode Island poised to legalise online wagering and West Virginia set to legalise online gaming, with bills in both states awaiting approval from their respective Governors. Elsewhere, Michigan Representative Brandt Iden has resumed efforts to legalise online betting and gaming in the state, new bills have been filed in Connecticut and Kansas, and the AGA is urging states to innovate when they regulate.

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    In the second part of iGaming Business' deep dive into the revised Wire Act opinion, ICE Sports Betting USA speakers stress the need for clarity from the Department of Justice as they look to work out the best way to interpret the ruling.

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    The Department of Justice’s decision to revise its interpretation of the Wire Act could have a major impact on the nascent US iGaming industry. Or, as some suggest, its impact could be felt in gaming verticals that are well-established and generating money for operators and states alike. A selection of speakers from ICE Sports Betting USA discuss the DoJ’s about-turn.

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    Michigan, New York and Washington DC headline this month’s roundup, with the latter becoming the seventh US jurisdiction to legalise sports betting

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    Tribal chairman and interim CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino on the US wagering and igaming landscape post PASPA

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    Scott Longley's latest dispatch from G2E reports optimism over New Jersey's September results

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    Segev LLP tracks the fast-moving regulatory scene in the US since PASPA’s repeal

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    Segev LLP tracks the fast-moving regulatory scene in the US since PASPA’s repeal

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    The multiple-skins approach for licensing online gaming in Pennsylvania is a potential win for tribal gaming, writes Jessica A. Feil

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    National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens Jr speaks about the global aspirations of gaming tribes, US sports betting and challenges under the Trump administration

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    Caesars CEO Mark Frissora discusses rescuing the casino and resort operator from bankruptcy, tribal collaboration and his faith in gaming’s popularity, even among Millennials

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    Ahead of the Supreme Court decision on sports betting legalisation, Suzanne Perilloux Leckert and Paul Girvan consider the implications for the tribes.

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    Ian Smith, commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition, explains why the US sports leagues’ failure to deal with the badly designed PASPA is costing them dear.

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    California legislators must heed the lessons of Europe and resist the temptation to increase proposed tax rates for online poker, argues Stephen Hart.

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    Ernie Stevens Jr has led the Indian gaming industry's leading trade association for more than 15 years, during which time revenues have risen from $11bn to close to $30bn. iGBNA caught up with National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens Jr to find out how igaming is seen within the context of Indian Country in 2016.

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    Despite many stakeholders still to agree on a number of key issues, California-based gaming lawyer David Fried says the odds are improving for California to pass igaming legislation.

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    27 October 2014

    The largest casino operator in the state, the support of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has always been seen as instrumental to iGaming moving forward in California. In an exclusive interview, Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro emphasizes that despite the recent failure of legislative efforts, their appetite for limited, strictly regulated iPoker remains undiminished, and that the progress tribes made coming together to agree on a unified bill should not be underestimated.

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    Arguments in favour of including a bad actor clause in California's iPoker legislation are clearly driven by interests vested in keeping PokerStars out and based on an arbitrary 2006 cutoff date, writes online gaming consultant Matt Kaufman, but he still doesn’t see it ending well for poker’s global giant.