Stakeholders Say New York is Missing out on Sports Betting Income

The New England Patriots annihilated the Los Angeles Rams this past Sunday at the Super Bowl with a final score of 13-3. A new survey conducted by the American Gaming Association shows that approximately 22 million Americans placed $6 billion in sport bets for this game. A piece of that money went directly into the pockets of …

Arizona Is Gearing up for a New Sports Betting Law

State Senator Sonny Borrelli introduced the SB1158 bill a few days ago. This bill will grant federally recognized tribes the opportunity to accept sports betting wagers in state-controlled establishments, including casinos, “private clubs,” and local bars.  Senator Borrelli was very vocal about legalizing sports betting in Arizona, especially after the American Gaming Association estimated that …

New Jersey Offers Betting on the Oscars

On Wednesday, January 30th, New Jersey makes the first move that allows US players to finally place bets on the Academy Awards. In the past, players could only bet on certain non-sporting events such as politics and the Academy Awards, but now the Oscars are added. This move is the result of years of people sending …

GVC to Increase Problem Gambling Donation

Major gambling company GVC Holdings has committed to doubling the size of the contributions it currently makes towards research into problem gambling.   The company has announced a new responsible gambling campaign, entitled ‘Changing for the Bettor’, which will include a five-year partnership with Division on Addiction, a problem gambling research organisation. The partnership, which will be worth $5 million, aims to …

Gambling Banned in Uganda

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has effectively outlawed gambling in the country after a directive issued at the weekend.   The directive requires his government to stop the issue of new gambling licences or the renewal of existing licences, and according to comments made by Finance Minister David Bahati, who was speaking at a religious conference, all betting industry companies would be …

Greece Proposes Gambling Amendments

Greek gambling authorities have brought forward consultation proposals regarding the new gambling framework in the country, but doubts remain for European operators.   The Greek Gambling Commission (EEEP) has announced a short consultation period regarding draft online gambling rules, that gives stakeholders ten days to respond.   It has been reported that the EEEP has made several amendments and adjustments to the Finance Ministry’s online gambling framework, …

GamStop Issues BBC Response

Gambling industry self-exclusion organisation GamStop has responded to criticisms resulting from a recent BBC report into failures in the gambling industry.   A BBC investigation broadcast at the weekend found that problem gamblers who had signed up to the self-exclusion scheme offered by GamStop were still able to register with online betting companies simply by altering minor personal details, including surnames.   The investigation was a major …

What Brexit Means for Horse Racing

Every single industry trading in Britain has wondered about the potential cost Brexit will bring and horse racing in that regard is no different. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was voted down in parliament on Tuesday night, more was revealed as to what racing in the UK may face hereafter and it’s …

Sports Betting Comes to New Hampshire

New Hampshire legislators could pave the way for sports betting in the state if they approve a new bill being introduced to the state legislature.   HB 480-FN proposes to give the state Lottery Commission the power to set up a sports betting service itself or through an authorized agent. It would enable sports betting via mobile internet devices and through sports …

BBC Report Exposes Gambling Industry Failures

The failure of the UK gambling industry to adequately protect problem gamblers has been exposed by a BBC report that was broadcast over the weekend.   The BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ program discovered that problem gamblers who had registered for the industry’s GamStop scheme were able to get round exclusion provisions by changing only minor details at the time of registering with betting operators.   GamStop was launched …