Tag / Gaming Law & Legislation

Proposed Florida casino legislation passes first hurdle

After being introduced less than two weeks ago, proposed legislation that would expand gambling in Florida and renegotiate the southern state’s stalled compact with the casino-operating Seminole Tribe Of Florida has reportedly been passed unchanged by an influential Florida State Senate committee. According to a report from the Miami Herald newspaper, the proposed measure, which […]

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Proposed legislation for new Indiana casino to be scrutinized by committee

In Indiana, recently-proposed legislation that would permit the city of Terre Haute to host a casino complete with up to 700 slots and 17 gaming tables has reportedly been scheduled for a preliminary committee hearing. According to a report from the Tribune-Star newspaper, Senate Bill 354 was introduced by local Indiana State Senator Jon Ford […]

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Illinois city could benefit from casino in a big way; Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer

On Wednesday, Danville, Illinois Mayor Scott Eisenhauer reportedly told an Illinois Senate committee that a conservative estimate indicates that along with 800 permanent jobs, a casino in Danville would bring the city’s coffers between $5 million and $7 million and $30 million in annual wages, as reported by The News-Gazette. Next month, state legislators in […]

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Bermuda gets ready for problem gamblers

The Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC) has been officially accepted into the US National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) under the role of Organizational Member, local news outlets report.  According official statements, joining the NCPG is a crucial step for the Gambling Commission in preparing for the launch of the first casino resorts in Bermuda, […]

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Casino bill in Virginia fails yet again; Bingo, poker move forward

Democratic Senator L. Louise Lucas has tried to introduce legislation that would see casino gaming come to the state of Virginia several times, but each time failed to see her proposals move forward. On Monday, Lucas tried yet again to propose the idea of casino gaming but fellow legislators are not on board. Lucas pointed […]

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Vietnamese legislation could spell “death knell” for Cambodian border casinos

Last week’s decision by Vietnam to partially lift its long-standing ban on locals gambling at casinos in the Asian nation could reportedly help to spell the “death knell” for numerous border casinos in neighboring Cambodia. According to a report from The Cambodia Daily newspaper, a draft decree published by the Vietnamese government on Friday plans […]

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Senator Will Espero introduces online gambling bill SB.677 in Hawaii

A new online casino bill has been proposed by Hawaii Senator Will Espero in a bid to bring some form of legalization and regulation to gambling to the remote island state. Many industry experts believe this is long overdue since Hawaii and Utah are the only remaining states without any form of regulated gambling. Hawaii […]

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PCSO launches expanded Small Town Lottery in Philippines

In an effort to eradicate illegal gambling in the Philippines, on Tuesday, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) officially launched its expanded Small Town Lottery (STL), according to local sources. The war against the illegal numbers game ‘jueteng,” comes on the heels of President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, to conduct […]

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New casino legislation expected to be introduced in Georgia this week

Efforts to legalize casinos are moving forward in the Georgia state Legislature, as a compromise of sorts that would bring “destination resorts” to two major cities in the state has been confirmed by state Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The news agency reports that while the specific wording of the revamped […]

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Campaign continues to bring a third casino to Maine

The push to bring a third casino to the north-eastern state of Maine is reportedly continuing apace with proponents still hoping to collect the required 61,000 signatures by the first day of February in order to have the issue placed before voters via a November referendum. According to a story from the Bangor Daily News […]

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Macau accelerates locals-first casino hiring deadline

In Macau, the government has reportedly pushed forward by almost three years the deadline to its requirement that at least 85% of all middle and upper-level casino management positions be filled by local residents. According to a report from local television and radio broadcaster Teledifusao De Macau, the locals-first strategy was first announced in September […]

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Michigan enters fight for legalized sportsbetting at casinos

As New Jersey continues its efforts to overturn the federal Professional And Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and bring sportsbetting to its casinos, Michigan could now reportedly become the latest battleground in the fight for legalized nationwide sports wagering. According to a report from Legal Sports Report, Robert Kosowski from the Michigan House […]

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Government confirms local gambling for Vietnamese in published decree

The Vietnam government published a long-awaited decree today (Friday 1-20-2017) confirming a three-year pilot program and setting out rules for citizens and casinos to participate in the trial scheme. Currently only foreign passport holders may gamble in the country’s 30 casinos and electronic gaming parlors. The decree is set to take effect from March 15, […]

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Georgia legislators set to introduce revamped casino legalization measure

In Georgia, the long-running debate as to whether the southern American state should legalize casinos is reportedly set to heat up next week with pro-gambling lawmakers expected to introduce re-tooled legislation. According to a report from local television broadcaster WXIA-TV, last year saw pro-casino legislators fail in an attempt to pass a measure that would […]

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Governor urged to re-privatize the New York Racing Association

Representatives from the New York horseracing industry and residents of the city of Saratoga Springs reportedly used a committee meeting on Tuesday to urge state lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo to return control of the New York Racing Association to a private board. According to a report from the Daily Racing Form newspaper, Cuomo used […]

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Poker definition legislation introduced by Virginia Senator

In Virginia, gambling is not readily available. There are no casinos or poker rooms to be found. The state does offer lottery gaming and in the past has provided horse racing, but there are no longer any racing facilities open in the state. So, it was surprising to find that a senator of the state […]

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MGM Resorts Open New Power-Lobby Office in Washington, DC

A month after opening their National Harbor casino near Washington, DC, MGM Resorts, according to a recent announcement, are taking another step in establishing their presence in the nation’s capital by setting up an office, the purpose of which they say would be “policymaking”. The new office will be located at 501 C Street in North-East […]

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U.S. Supreme Court delays decision in New Jersey sports betting case

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court decided to delay a ruling on whether or not they will take up a challenge by the state of New Jersey in regards to a federal ban on sports betting. The court has invited the solicitor general to file a brief, which indicates that a decision may take […]

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Illinois casino expansion legislation to be deliberated next month

In Illinois, state legislators are reportedly due to begin deliberations early next month on legislation that could see the border cities of Rockford and Danville granted casino licenses while permitting the state’s horseracing tracks to operate slots. According to a report from the Rockford Register Star newspaper, the legislation, which would additionally grant a casino […]

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All betting operators in UK would be required to pay 10% of revenues over £500k

Beginning in April of this year, betting operators in the United Kingdom will have to provide 10% of race wagering revenues to the racing industry. Last Friday, Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage, confirmed that the new rate would be applied to every betting operator, whether they were retail, online, off or […]

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Vietnam reveals details about locals casino entry trial

Less than 3 months after Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc officially greenlighted a three-year trial run of permitting Vietnamese citizens to legally gamble in the country, the first details about the requirements for entering a casino have been shared by the government. The newly revealed details show that there will be several restrictions imposed, […]

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New gaming bill filed by Florida Senator

A new gaming bill was filed on Thursday in Florida by Senator Bill Galvano, as the latest effort to stop the gaming issues currently plaguing the state. SB 8 was filed by Galvano on Thursday and covers several areas of gaming from the compact involving the Seminole Tribe and the state along with daily fantasy […]

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