The New York Gaming Commission has today (June 10) approved regulations governing sports betting in the state. This clears the way for the licensing process for the state's four upstate casinos to begin.
A trio of international gaming operators have entered the race to secure online gambling licences in Argentina’s capital province of Buenos Aires. There are now 10 companies competing to secure one of seven operating licences.
Some of New York’s sporting arenas could be able to offer betting to patrons, after legislation to legalise land-based and mobile betting was amended by authors, Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Gary Pretlow.
The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners.
Greek gaming operator OPAP has reported a year-on-year increase in revenue and profit for the first quarter, primarily due to ongoing growth within its video lottery terminals and KINO lottery businesses.
Consumers in West Virginia are to remain without mobile sports betting services for the foreseeable further after the state’s Lottery announced that it is to delay the launch of DraftKings' sports betting app.
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.
English Premier League football clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley have both agreed new shirt sponsorship deals with Asian online gambling operators, while Championship side Birmingham City has struck a deal with Boylesports.
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.