Hedge Those Bets: Sports Gambling May Not Be a Jackpot for States

Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.

Legal Sports Betting Is About to Sweep the Nation. Services for Gambling Addicts Probably Won’t.

Only 17 states pay for one or more full-time staff positions to help problem gamblers, according to a 2016 survey from the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.

Supreme Court Rules States Can Legalize Sports Gambling, Reaffirming Limits of Federal Authority

The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

States Hope Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Will Lead to Revenue Windfall

The high court might end a “failed statutory regime” that Nevada currently enjoys.

Pennsylvania’s Big Budgetary Gamble With Proposal for ‘Satellite’ Casinos

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: EPA faces lawsuit over ‘vague’ pollution permits in Texas; a California wildfire grows near Yosemite; and a mini-pig proposal in Billings, Montana.

Will the Supreme Court Deliver a Windfall of Tax Revenue for State Governments?

Justices on the high court plan to examine the federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.

3 Pueblos in New Mexico Ask Feds to Stop State’s ‘Illegal Tax’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Oklahoma’s mercury-in-fish lake list grows; Philly neighborhood sees increased flooding; and N.C. Republicans seek more revenge on Cooper.

How Casinos, States Are Winning Big From Online Gambling

Casinos are struggling and are looking to their own online gambling sites for revenue.

Upstate N.Y. Local Governments Get Infusion of Casino Money

The state is doling out $30.2 million in license fees from three new casino projects to counties and municipalities.

Casino Job Growth in Pennsylvania Falls Short of Industry-Backed Estimates

“This is a lesson for the General Assembly to more cautiously review job creation projections and estimates,” says Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.

Hawaii AG: Fantasy Sports 'Illegal Gambling'

The Aloha State joins four others in challenging the industry.

As Pennsylvania Gambling Revenues Edge Upward, New Jersey Eyes More Casinos

The regional casino market is crowded and Garden State lawmakers are pushing a North Jersey plan with hopes of helping Atlantic City, too.

Gambling's 'Big Trickle-Down' Boost or Simply a Way to Shuffle Economic Dollars Around?

Locals in a county in New York state's Southern Tier have welcomed expanded gambling in their community. But will it lift the fortunes for everyone?

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Push Airport Slots Idea; N.C.’s Legislature Doles Out Downtown Grants Randomly

Also: Concerns over uneven neighborhood policing in Dallas and strong support for cigarette tax hike in Idaho.

Will Legalized Sports Betting Come From the Daily Fantasy Crackdown?

New Jersey representatives look to score a win for the state, by examining the gray areas of gambling laws.

Daily Fantasy Sports Labeled Gambling, Shut Down in Nevada

Websites like FanDuel and DraftKings lack the licenses necessary to operate in the the Silver State.