Kentucky Legislature

House Bill 241 would make sports betting, online poker, and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legal in Kentucky. The legislative session in the Bluegrass State must adjourn for the year by March 30, allowing for 30 full days of hearings. Legalizing historical horse racing (HHR) will take precedence over sports betting and online legalization if time…

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Governor David Ige

Hawaii has a casino gaming bill in the hands of the Governor, hoping for passage for the 2021 legislative package. The proposal would allow limited legal gambling locations at properties owned by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), with the first being in Kapolei. Pending the Governor’s approval, the legislation would also need to…

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Online Poker

Michigan could be the fourth state to have interstate online poker in 2021. The Wolverine State has passed legislation and is awaiting approval by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Online and mobile gambling platforms will launch in Michigan in January. DETROIT – A bill that would make interstate online poker playing legal in Michigan is now sitting…

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PokerStars - Courtroom

Flutter could be stuck paying over one billion in damages from a five-year span where PokerStars was operating unlawfully in the state of Kentucky. Although the Supreme Court in Kentucky has ordered Flutter to pay this exorbitant sum, the company plans to fight the judgment. FRANKFORT, Ky. – A judgment in Kentucky against PokerStars from…

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Rep. Sean Scanlon

Signs point to a legalized Connecticut sports betting market in 2021 lawmakers believe. The Nutmeg State would legalize Tribal sportsbooks in the state. HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut is pushing forward to get sports betting legalized for the state in 2021. Previous roadblocks to getting legislation approved are no longer issues, clearing the way for passage…

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Missouri Lawmakers

Missouri is not shying away from the sports betting industry as three new bills have been pre-filed by different sponsors. The Show-Me State was close to sports wagering legalization in 2020 prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the upcoming 2021 session hopes to finish the job. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have already…

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Party Poker

Partypoker, who’s parent company is GVC Holdings, will be leaving any country that does not have a regulated gambling industry beginning in December. Montenegro, Norway, and Poland players will no longer be able to play on the partypoker platform starting on December 17. LONDON – In compliance with GVC Holdings goal of being a completely…

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