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Smarkets: At the Head of the Class or Ahead of Its Time?

Kate Rowland
European-betting exchange leader Smarkets announced a first-time U.S. partnership with Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts in Indiana and Colorado for the launch of its recently patented SBK mobile sports betting app. Full House Resorts owns and operates five casinos, including Rising Star in Indiana, Bronco Billy’s in Colorado, Silver Slipper......
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Untethered Betting in Maine Gets Initial Approval

Joan Mantini
Initial approval has been made by the Maine Legislature for a measure that would tax and regulate sports betting while allowing online and mobile sites to operate independently of the brick-and-mortar locations. Although Maine lawmakers have agreed on allowing sports betting for people 21 and older, the disagreement has been......
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Illinois Makes Massive Move in Gambling Expansion

Joan Mantini
Illinois is expected to see quite the push forward in gambling after the Senate lawmakers approved a substantial gambling expansion bill yesterday. With this, legalized sports betting will be coming to the state, along with six new casinos, the option for racinos and slots added to Chicago airports. Casinos, racetracks......
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Louisiana Looking to Compete in the Legalized Sports Betting Market

Joan Mantini
The Louisiana House’s criminal justice committee approved a bill yesterday (May 21) that could allow for voters to decide if sports betting will be legal in their parishes during the October election. This bill would allow for betting to be legal inside Louisiana’s casinos, on riverboats and on racetracks. Mobile......
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Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering Established

Joan Mantini
The American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting. The new “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering” was released on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). AGA’s code, developed in coordination......
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Canadian gaming lawyer Chantal A. Cipriano: “Prohibitions don’t work”

US Betting Report
As we celebrate one year since the PASPA repeal and we see new states introduce sports betting every month, what about Canada? Is it time our northern neighbor follow suit and start regulating sports betting too? Chantal A. Cipriano, a lawyer with Dickinson Wright in Toronto, thinks it’s about time.......
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Legislators Are Taking a Closer Look at Impacts of Student Betting on Campus

Joan Mantini
The extent and magnitude of gambling on college campuses will be the focus of the Committee on Responsible Gaming when the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) holds its Summer Meeting, July 12-14 at the Radisson Blu Downtown. This examination comes as studies show that 18 percent of college students......