Month: June 2019

Rush Street Gaming Rebrands SugarHouse as Rivers Casino Philadelphia 

The first casino built in Philadelphia will become the newest member of the Rivers family, following a rebranding effort led by parent company Rush Street Gaming.  SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in 2010 to become the City of Brotherly Love’s first casino resort. When the Illinois-based Rush Street Gaming initially received a license to operate …

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Lucky Winner Turns $3 Ticket into Largest Online Lotto Jackpot in Michigan History

The Mega Millions multistate lottery is offered in 44 states, but only five allow players to purchase their tickets online – Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and New Hampshire. And after minting two new millionaires since legalizing the iLotto industry in 2014, Michigan just tripled up with its largest online winner to date. David Smith, a …

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Update on America’s Shifting iGaming Landscape

The last two weeks have produced several significant developments for America’s online gambling industry. The list of states to legalize sports betting after last year’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court continues to grow, following New Hampshire’s successful passage. But while the Granite State will offer both brick and mortar and online/mobile wagering at …

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Lawmakers in Louisiana Can’t Get DFS / Sports Betting Bill Over the Finish Line

With the clock literally ticking down on the last day of Louisiana’s legislative session, a veteran lawmaker who previously championed legalized sports betting stalled for time to effectively kill a last-ditch bill. State senator Danny Martiny (R-10) – a 26-year veteran of the Louisiana Senate who has served as Majority Leader since 2012 – has …

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Retail Sports Betting Regulations Approved in New York

Six years after voters approved legal sports betting in the Empire State, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has finalized regulations for retail bet shops operated onsite in casinos. The NYSGC vote on June 10th was unanimous, allowing any of the four commercial casinos listed below to apply for a sportsbook operator’s license: Resorts …

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SugarHouse Sportsbook First Online Betting App to Launch in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s gambling industry continued its evolution on May 31st when the launch of PlaySugarHouse.com ushered in a new era of online sports betting across the Keystone State. The online/mobile wing of Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, PlaySugarHouse.com became the first internet-facing sportsbook to go live in Pennsylvania. SugarHouse Casino’s brick and mortar bet shop became the second land-based …

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New Hampshire Judge Rules Against DOJ’s Wire Act iGaming Ban

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) won’t be able to use the Wire Act of 1961 to ban online casino and poker games, thanks to a recent ruling from the federal district courts. Judge Paul Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire issued a 60-page opinion limiting the Wire Act’s scope …

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New Jersey iGaming Posts Second-Highest Monthly Revenue Total in April

Throughout the month of April, the iGaming industry in New Jersey posted its second-strongest monthly revenue total ever at $36,582,934. That figure – comprised of the combined online casino and poker verticals – is second only to the record-setting $39,134,380 in “win” revenue collected by iGaming operators in March. The most recent monthly revenue report published by …

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Lawmakers in Illinois Send Sports Betting Bill to Governor’s Desk

After taking their sports betting debate into overtime, the Illinois General Assembly finally approved a massive gambling expansion package last Sunday. Deliberating on the final day of what was already an extended emergency session, lawmakers in the Prairie State put together a series of gambling amendments attached to the previously unrelated Senate Bill 690. Those …

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Owner of Capitals and Wizards Outlines Plan for Washington D.C. Sports Betting

The nation’s capital will soon become a sports betting haven within the Beltway region, and billionaire Ted Leonsis can’t wait to get started. The owner of Washington D.C.’s professional hockey and basketball teams – the Capitals and Wizards, respectively – made headlines in March when he announced that an onsite sportsbook would be built within …

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