Texas Legislator Looks to Push for Sports Betting in 2023

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Considering it is the birthplace of the most popular form of poker in the world, Texas’ record on gambling is quite convoluted. Currently, the state does not allow for any type of gambling – officially – although there has been an influx of poker “clubs” throughout the Lone Star State. Looking forward to 2023, a… Read more »

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California Sports Betting Propositions Fail Miserably

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Most of the focus of Tuesday’s US elections was on the balance of power in the House of Representatives and Senate, but there were loads of contests up and down every state’s ballot, including two Propositions in California related to sports betting. Let’s just say I hope you didn’t bet on sports betting becoming legal… Read more »

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Softening on Gambling Expansion Amidst Re-Election Campaign

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Mixed message In a political campaign, candidates will often say anything to get votes. Who knows if that is the case in the Texas gubernatorial race, but Republican Governor Greg Abbott, who has historically been staunchly against gambling, has indicated that he would be open gambling expansion should he win his bid for re-election. “We… Read more »

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Stacey Abrams Has Gambling Expansion in Her Economic Plan in Georgia Should She Become Governor

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Attempt to bolster scholarship programs Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams recently unveiled her economic plan, should she become the state’s chief executive. Included in that plan: substantial gambling expansion. Abrams said she is in favor of legislation that legalize both casino gambling and sports betting. Currently, the only legal gambling in Georgia is the… Read more »

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New Ontario Online Gaming Laws Take Effect Monday

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Beginning Monday, the online gaming world will be set to change in the Canadian province of Ontario. While the rest of the country will be able to partake of various offshore online gaming offerings, Ontarians will be reckoning with new laws intended to rein in the online gaming industry in the province. The initial result… Read more »

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“Grassroots” PAC Against Gaming Amendments in Florida Actual Front Group for Seminole Tribe

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The battle is beginning to heat up in Florida regarding sports betting and it seems that neither side is playing fair. Allegations of improper petition collections and outright fraud have been claimed by one side. But that organization making the accusations has not disclosed that the “grassroots” effort that people assume it is representing is… Read more »

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PokerStars and Other Online Poker Rooms Must Exit Netherlands Market Ahead of Regulated Online Gambling Era

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Need a license to get in the game The Netherlands is cleaning its online gambling house, ready to start fresh in October. After Dutch lawmakers passed the Remote Gambling Act in April, internet gambling became legal, but operators must be licensed to offer their games. As such, Dutch regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set a… Read more »

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