As many as 11 states may adopt regulations permitting and regulating daily fantasy sports by the end of the year. Six states have passed bills to regulate daily fantasy sports so far, and five more may do so soon.view
Gaming Insider | Hall of Fame bookmaker Vic Salerno’s bid to bring daily fantasy sports wagering to Nevada using a pari-mutuel platform is scheduled to go before Nevada gaming regulators in June.view
The fast growing pastime that is daily fantasy sports betting will benefit from a healthy dose of clarity. It needs to be freed from the tangle of conflicting rules and thoughts about what it is or is not. It needs clearly stated consumer protections.view
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has OK’d a plan by the governor’s chief of staff to isolate himself from any work involving the state’s rules for online daily fantasy sports betting because his wife works for the industry.view
The Judiciary Committee of the Illinois House approved legislation by a 9-4 vote Wednesday that could legalize daily fantasy sports betting in the state and has sent the measure to the full chamber for a vote that could come this week.view
The Analyst | With the recent lawsuits over patent infringements filed by CG Technology (CG), formerly known as Cantor Gaming, against DraftKings and FanDuel, my first thoughts were, jeez what a bad couple of years for the two major fantasy sports contest companies.view
The Net Result | Bookmakers could well be playing catch-up against professional baseball bettors, as reported major league steam got off to a red-hot start to the season, according to line monitoring services that track such action.view
Missouri House members this week took action to be among the first states to pass laws protecting daily fantasy sports, a business that has fallen under national scrutiny by state lawmakers and attorneys general.view
The Missouri House is advancing a bill to allow daily fantasy sports and exempt the practice from gambling regulations. The House in a voice vote Tuesday gave the legislation initial approval.view
Illinois lawmakers are to debate legalizing daily fantasy sports betting as they rush to try to meet a Friday deadline to advance dozens of bills out of committees.view
Alabama’s attorney general says online fantasy sports betting sites are illegal according to state law. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Tuesday that his office has issued cease and desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel.view
Maryland voters would decide whether to allow daily fantasy sports betting, under a bill moving forward in the legislature. The Senate gave preliminary approval to two measures Tuesday.view
Vegas Sports Books | The 49ers covering +9.5 in a 33-30 loss at Green Bay Monday night capped a winning Week 6 of the NFL for Nevada sports books.
Poker Profiles | The Venetian is home to the Deepstack Extravanga Tournaments, some of the most popular poker tournaments in the world. We interviewed Tommy LaRosa, the Venetian’s Poker Room Manager for his background and thoughts on poker.
Dye-ing to Know | One of the most familiar names in Gaming Today’s Bookies Battle over the last couple decades has been “Johnny Spot.” John Druzisky, a supervisor at “The Book” inside The LINQ, got his nickname back when he was hanging out regularly in pool halls.
Reacting to an easier mobile sign-up system recently adopted by New Jersey, MGM, Caesars and Wynn requested that Nevada sports books be allowed to implement remote registration and identity verification for mobile accounts.
MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. MGM Springfield generated $18 million in gross revenues from slot machines and another $8.8 million from table games like blackjack and roulette.