The NFL is throwing its weight behind a federal framework, while the gaming industry blamed “burdensome” taxes and laws for the allure of illegal sports books.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to legalization, but one analysis says states should see serious budget revenue gains with the right policies.
Gambling experts warn that starry-eyed lawmakers might be overestimating their haul from legalized sports betting.
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.
The high court made clear that state legislatures have a “dual sovereignty” with their federal counterparts.
From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.
The high court might end a “failed statutory regime” that Nevada currently enjoys.
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Justices on the high court plan to examine the federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada.
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Casinos are struggling and are looking to their own online gambling sites for revenue.
The state is doling out $30.2 million in license fees from three new casino projects to counties and municipalities.
“This is a lesson for the General Assembly to more cautiously review job creation projections and estimates,” says Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
The Aloha State joins four others in challenging the industry.
The regional casino market is crowded and Garden State lawmakers are pushing a North Jersey plan with hopes of helping Atlantic City, too.
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?
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New Jersey representatives look to score a win for the state, by examining the gray areas of gambling laws.
Websites like FanDuel and DraftKings lack the licenses necessary to operate in the the Silver State.
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