Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has issued an official opinion stating that Governor Kevin Stitt lacks authority to agree compacts with Indian gaming tribes that authorize gaming activity, namely sports betting, prohibited by state law.
The Attorney General of Oklahoma has thrown the future of two new tribal compacts into doubt by arguing that Governor Kevin Stitt didn’t have the authority to negotiate agreements for products not covered by the state’s tribal gaming regulations.
Lawmakers in Connecticut are to run the rule over several new bills that would legalise sports betting in the state, though the legislation is dependent on Governor Ned Lamont reaching agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.
The Washington House of Representatives has voted through a bill that would legalize land-based and online sports betting in the state, with the tribal-focused legislation now set to move forward to the Senate.
Sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco has agreed a new strategic partnership with Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC) to produce a fully serviced sportsbook offering for 450 tribal casinos across 28 states in the US.
Should a ballot measure to allow sports betting at California’s tribal casinos and racetracks be adopted, the state stands to generate “tens of millions” in new revenue, but face higher regulatory and enforcement costs, a new report says.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, which operates the Four Winds chain of casinos in Indiana and Michigan, has begun negotiations to introduce Class III games, including sports betting, in its South Bend, Indiana venue.
A New Hampshire District Court Judge has ruled in favour of the state in its legal challenge against the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) revised Wire Act opinion, stating that the 1961 act only applies to sports betting.
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-tribal sectors.
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.
This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at the performance of the regulated Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets, as well as the progress of bills in Indiana and North Carolina.
A bill to legalise sports betting on tribal lands in North Carolina has been passed by the state Senate, and transferred to the House of Representatives. The bill passed at the second reading, with 43 Senators voting in favour and seven against.