States Pass Gambling Ballot Measures in 2018 Midterm Elections

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Six states entered the midterm elections with gambling on the ballot, and five states passed measures. On Tuesday, Nov. 6th, voters in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, and Missouri approved a total of six ballot measures relating to gambling during the 2018 Midterm Elections. Idaho was the only state that did not approve a gambling measure …

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Unikrn Gets License To Have Crypto Betting On eSports

Unikrn eSport Betting

The matrimony between the future of sports and the future of betting took place today. On Wednesday, October 24, the eSports betting company Unikrn, which was backed by billionaire businessman Mark Cuban a year ago, received a license from the Isle of Man that would allow the company to begin offering cryptocurrency betting on eSports …

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Ireland-based Online Sportsbook In Hot Water Pays £2.2M Fine

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The United Kingdom Gambling Commission investigated Paddy Power Betfair and fined the company for 5 case incidents which occurred in 2016. A recent statement released by the UKGC after a thorough investigation revealed Paddy Power’s negligence toward their customers. The investigation inquired on five specific customers who suffered from problem gambling and were not appropriately …

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Mega Millions $970 Million Jackpot Breaks Record Ahead Of Friday’s Drawing

A winning lottery ticket could produce this much cash

It’s not every day you get a chance to win nearly a billion dollars playing the US lottery. On Thursday, the Mega Millions jackpot broke its previous record after USA Mega officials raised the prize to an estimated $970 million due to the large volume of ticket sales leading up to the drawing on Friday night, …

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Vote No on Florida Amendment 3 says DraftKings, Fan Duel

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The fate of gambling and sports betting in Florida rests on the Amendment 3 voting results, and the two largest daily fantasy sports brands broke their silence today. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, both DraftKings and Fan Duel sent out press releases via email, urging Florida residents to vote against Amendment 3 during the general …

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New York Senator To Propose Sports Betting Legislation

Senator in action

NY Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer recently announced his plans to forward sports betting legislation on the federal level. Schumer’s goal is not to impose nationwide legalization, but rather establish a framework that can be applied to each state. He hopes to create some type of standard protocol that can foster uniformity regarding sports gambling. …

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World Series Of Poker To Enter Pennsylvania

Ready for action.

One of the largest poker brands in the world is making its way to Pennsylvania. World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been confirmed to be joining Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) through Caesar’s Entertainment Harrah’s Philadelphia. This partnership will see the launch of domestic online casino and poker gambling in Pennsylvania. CIE is one of the …

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PokerStars To Feature In PA Online Casinos And Poker Rooms

Pennsylvania is ready for action.

Pennsylvania is amidst a sudden pivot in their domestic online gambling offerings, and PokerStars is looking to steer them in the right direction. The online gambling provider is partnering with Mount Airy Casino Resort to introduce legal online casino, poker, and sports betting options to PA residents. This makes Pennsylvania the second conquest of PokerStars, …

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West Virginia Files Rules For Sports Betting

Sports betting legislation has passed in WV

The West Virginia Lottery Commission successfully filed proposed rules for local sports betting with the Secretary of State’s Office. This happened just two days before the deadline, meaning West Virginia narrowly escaped the possibility of having their sports betting launch delayed until the next legislative session. This opens public comment but more importantly, lets the …

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New Jersey Becomes First State to Allow Online Sports Betting

Draft Kings going mobile

On Monday, August 6, 2018, New Jersey became the first state in the United States to allow statewide legal online sports betting permitting DraftKings, Inc. to become the first company to launch a legal sports betting platform for online and mobile devices in the country with the announcement of the DraftKings Sportsbook app. The DraftKings …

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