United States

  • Addabbo proposal to create task force on responsible gambling approved by Senate committee

    Legislation sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to combat problem gambling as new casinos continue to open their doors around New York State has been approved by the State Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering.  The bill (S.3067) would create an 11-member Task Force on Responsible...
  • Massachusetts is also planning sports betting law

    US.- Massachusetts authorities have joined the federal debate related to a potential legal sports betting industry. Over 18 states have shown their interest in legalising sports betting operations if the federal government is forced to change current PASPA legislation under a resolution released by the US Supreme Court. After...
  • Atlantic City casino revenues down 2.7 percent

    Casino revenues of Atlantic City have dipped by 2.7 percent in July but it isn’t enough to make the state gaming officials push the panic button. In fact, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck finds the figure “encouraging” since it only reflects the continued stabilization of the casino...
  • Casino industry in US has new rules for responsible gambling

    The code of the American Gaming Association calls on casino operators to be more transparent with patrons and provide training to employees. Its announcement in Las Vegas came within months of two high-profile criminal cases that drew attention to the effects of compulsive gambling. The casino industry’s largest lobbying...
  • State-regulated online gambling ban may be reintroduced

    Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General is reportedly considering the reintroduction of a federal ban on all state-regulated online gambling in the US.   Reports in the Huffington Post say that Sessions could consider reintroducing the ban despite a lack of public support and strong opposition from the National...
  • US Department of Justice establish repayment plan for victims of Absolute Poker’s “Black Friday” fraud

    The Department of Justice have recently announced that Absolute Poker is to compensate players through a claims process similar to that of Full Tilt, which is part of an ongoing civil complaint settlement following the events of online poker’s “Black Friday” in 2011. In April 2011, the U.S. Department...
  • Kangwon Land casino paying problem gamblers to stay away

    American casino industry groups are pleading with congressional leaders not to purge problem gambling support funds from President Donald Trump’s health care plan. Earlier this month, the heads of the American Gaming Association (AGA), National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) sent a...
  • Trump Taj Mahal purchased by Hard Rock

    The shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City has found a buyer. The new owner will be a group of investors led by Hard Rock International, the company behind Hard Rock Cafe. President Trump once operated the hotel, but financed the project with junk bonds and could not...
  • Internet poker company founder pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

    The founder of what had been one of the largest online poker websites agreed on Thursday to confront U.S. charges stemming from a long-running criminal case targeting internet firms like his operating illegally in the United States. Scott Tom, who founded Costa Rica-based Absolute Poker, pleaded not guilty in...
  • Gaming in the USA: New Jersey

    Legislative framework of gambling regulation ◊ Status: Law stated as at 01-Nov-2016 | Jurisdiction: New Jersey, USA   Overview  1. What legislation applies to gambling? The Casino Control Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 5:12-1 et seq, is the casino gambling enabling legislation in New Jersey. It was initially enacted...
  • Gaming in the USA: Native American: overview

    Legislative framework of gambling regulation ◊ Status: Law stated as at 01-Nov-2016 | Jurisdiction: USA   Overview  1. What legislation applies to gambling? The present system of regulation of Native American gaming grew out of the division of jurisdiction among the federal government, the states, and the tribes. The Indian Gaming...
  • New Jersey Voters Say No to Casino Expansion

    Residents of New Jersey voted overwhelmingly against a ballot measure Tuesday that would allow for the construction of two casinos outside of Atlantic City. With over 2.8 million votes cast, the “No’s” destroyed the “Yes’s” 2,201,768 to 633,034. Casino gambling was legalized in New Jersey in 1976, but restricted...
  • Wall Street scion Caspersen gets 4 years in prison for $38.5 million fraud

    Former Wall Street executive Andrew Caspersen was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison for engaging in what prosecutors say was a Ponzi-like scheme to defraud investors including family members and friends out of $38.5 million. Caspersen, who worked at a unit of investment banker Paul Taubman’s PJT...
  • Atlantic City to address N.J. concerns, resubmit fiscal recovery plan

    New Jersey’s cash-strapped coastal gambling hub of Atlantic City will submit an updated fiscal recovery plan to the state, local officials said on Wednesday, in an eleventh-hour bid to hold off a takeover of city government. Trenton rejected the city’s five-year plan on Tuesday, questioning the viability of a...
  • NJ Senate Passes Bill to Suspend Trump Taj Mahal Casino License

    The New Jersey Senate passed a bill on Thursday designed to keep billionaire investor Carl Icahn from re-opening the Trump Taj Mahal for five years. The bill, S2575, was affirmed by a vote of 29 to 6 (with 5 not voting) and would amend the portion of the state...
  • Baccarat win falls 42 pct on Las Vegas Strip in Aug

    Win for baccarat – the table game of choice for Chinese and other Asian gamblers – fell by 42.3 percent year-on-year in August at Las Vegas Strip casinos in the Nevada gaming hub. Win for mini-baccarat, another form of the game, fell by 17.8 percent in the same period,...
  • Bill to ban online gambling in the USA introduced to the Senate

    US Senator for Arkansas, Tom Cotton, has quietly filed a bill to the Senate seeking to ban online gambling in the country. The bill, S.3376, was read twice before being referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, leaving it eligible both for debate and voting on its passage. The...
  • About $88 Billion In Illegal Football Bets Will Be Placed In US This Season, Casino Group Says

    The American Gaming Association continues to hammer away at the idea that the federal “prohibition” on US sports betting is one of the more ineffectual laws on the books in the US. Lots of football bets, but most are illegal There will be about $90 billion dollars wagered on NFL and...
  • The Best Bet For Legal US Sports Betting Is Through Congress

    GETTING CONGRESS TO ACT ON REGULATED US SPORTS BETTING REQUIRES MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH Legal sports betting in the United States is being called inevitable by some high-profile movers and shakers in the sports and legal worlds. But thetimeline and the path to legalization are still uncertain. The backstory of US sports...
  • Atlantic City casinos enjoy gains at Trump Taj Mahal’s expense

    Atlantic City casinos had a productive July despite the famed boardwalk featuring nearly as many striking workersas tourists. According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, AC’s eight casinos reported total brick-and-mortar gaming revenue of just under $258m in July, up 5.3% from the same month last year....
  • Massachusetts the latest state to cross the fantasy sports finish line

    Eight US states have now enacted paid-entry fantasy sports bills this year, after Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has effectively signed a three-year deal into law. Rather than act as a bill purely to legalise fantasy sports, H 4569 was an economic development bill that included fantasy sports regulation, as...
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