Louisiana looks set to miss out on sports betting this year after the state’s House of Representatives rejected amendments to a fantasy sports bill that would have given citizens a vote on legalising wagering.
Swedish operator Svenska Spel has joined forces with Swedish Elite Football, an organisation that represents the 32 clubs in the country’s top two division, to educate young footballers at this year’s Gothia Cup.
Sports betting integrity monitoring body ESSA has rebranded as the International Betting Integrity Association. It has also revealed a sharp decline in suspicious betting alerts generated by tennis over the first quarter of 2019, with the total number of alerts across all sports down 26% year-on-year.
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.
The Kenyan National Assembly is considering a bill that would revamp the country’s regulatory framework for gambling, imposing significantly higher costs on licensed operators and establishing the country’s first national lottery.
The Illinois House and Senate have both voted through a wide-ranging gambling expansion bill, which includes measures to legalise sports betting in the US state. SB 690 will now move forward to Governor J.B. Pritzker for signature later this month.
Roar Digital, the joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has been awarded an igaming licence by the Nevada Gaming Commission, as well as a transactional waiver by the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement.
New Hampshire has taken a step closer to legalising sports wagering after a bill was passed back to the Senate for a final chamber reading. HB480 sets out plans to legalise sports betting in-person, online and via mobile.
The Danish delegation to the Council of Europe has called upon European Union member states to address contentious elements of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions to ensure it can be implemented across the bloc.
The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, is finally set to enter into force from September 1, though concerns remain over its definition of illegal sports betting.
The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have won a High Court case against Satellite Information Services (SIS) for the unlawful use of racing data from a number of its UK racecourses.
Colorado has taken a step closer to legalising sports betting after the state’s Senate voted to approve a bill, with Governor Jared Polis’s signature all that is required for the bill to come into law.