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Gamblers Relieved After New Jersey Casino Shutdown Avoided

Gamblers in New Jersey can relax, after a threat to temporarily close Atlantic City’s brick and mortar casinos have passed. Earlier in the year, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement stated that should a budget standoff occur in the state, any land-based and online betting industries would be directly affected. The DGE notified all …

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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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NAPO Commends Crack Down of Illegal Gambling

National Association of Police Organizations Commends Efforts to Give U.S. Law Enforcement Tools to Crack Down on Illegal Gambling, Protect Consumers The National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) recently commended the efforts of FairPlayUSA to give U.S. law enforcement agencies the resources needed to crack down on illegal gambling operations and to protect children and …

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FairPlayUSA’s Judge Louis Freeh Statement on Black Friday Anniversary

MARKET FOR ILLEGAL AND UNREGULATED ONLINE GAMBLING STILL EXISTS, FEDERAL LEGISLATION NEEDED TO SUPPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS WASHINGTON – On the anniversary of “Black Friday” Louis Freeh, former FBI Director and FairPlayUSA Advisory Board Member, released the following statement: “The shutdown of a few online gambling websites for laundering money and defrauding banks was a …

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Fraternal Order of Police Calls for Strong Regulatory Framework

In a letter addressed to Senator Reid, Speaker Boehner, Senator McConnell and Representative Pelosi the Fraternal Order of Police have called for a strong regulatory framework for online poker: “…Millions of Americans wager regularly on offshore Internet gambling sites beyond the reach of the Federal government. Today, there are no controls on Internet gambling to …

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New Study Finds Online Poker Would Have No Damaging Effects on Lotteries

A new study released today by FairPlayUSA found that the federal regulation of online poker would not have deleterious effects on state lotteries because lotteries and poker are fundamentally different products, used by fundamentally different consumers. “This study will be an important tool in FairPlayUSA’s ongoing efforts to educate and create public momentum for effective …

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Highly-decorated Former FBI Agent Joins FairPlayUSA Advisory Board

FairPlayUSA announced today that Jack Garcia, a highly-decorated former FBI agent with more than 25 years of investigations experience, has joined the coalition as a member of the Advisory Board. He joins a group that includes former federal judge and FBI Director Louis Freeh, former governor and first Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and …

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