Connecticut soft launches sports betting Oct. 12

Regulated sports betting is coming to Connecticut this week as operators roll out a soft launch of their products to local players. The state's licensed operators include two Tribal gaming interests, as well as an operation that's run by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. Connecticut is only the latest the US State to offer up regulated…

West Virginia Promise Sports Betting 90 Days After Supreme Court Ruling

Lottery officials in the state of West Virginia are telling state lawmakers that they could have regulated sports betting in place within 90 days of a favorable ruling from the US Supreme Court. Their eagerness to introduce sports books to the state's five casinos is in indication of how desperately many state governments are to…

Big Name International Operators Join American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is welcoming six new members to its roster, including three big name operators who are relatively new to the US market. The new board-level member organizations are, MM Testlabs, Choctaw Casinos and Resorts, Golden Entertainment, GVC Holdings PLC, Paddy Power Betfair and The Stars Group (parent company of PokerStars). These…

New Zealand Debuts Online Gambling Regulations

Lawmakers in New Zealand have introduced a bill that would require online gambling operators to pay a point of consumption tax based on their transactions with Kiwi gamblers. The legislation is the culmination of several years worth of studies and promises to increase tax revenues derived from the online gambling industry. New Zealand Racing Minister…

Ultimate Gaming Partners with Trump in New Jersey Deal

Ultimate Gaming is pairing up with Trump Taj Mahal on a New Jersey-based online casino and poker operation. News of the alliance comes right on the deadline for casinos who hope to be online by the fall to announce their online partners. It's a big move both for Ultimate, the first company to offer regulated…

Schleswig-Holstein Awards 5 Sports Betting Licenses

[caption id="attachment_25947" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="More gaming companies obtain licenses to one of the biggest marketing in Europe"][/caption] Despite its current issues, Schleswig-Holstein has awarded five sports betting licenses. The successful five new applicants include: Ladbrokes, 888 , Admiral Sportwetten (Rellingen), Admiral Sportwetten (Gumpoldskirchen in Austria) and Cashpoint Malta Ltd (Malta) and they all now have…