Sports betting sites ready for Trump impeachment, resignation

Sports betting markets are reacting to the disgraceful insurrection in Washington D.C. this week with new numbers for wagers on whether the US President will finish out his term. Punters across the planet are closely monitoring markets on whether Trump will resign, be removed from office, or via the 25th Amendment. According to a recent…

With sports shut down worldwide, sports betting world turns to politics

When professional and college sports leagues began shutting down and cancelling their seasons early last month, its sent shock waves across the sports betting world. With no actual sports being played, players would have a tough time finding something to actually bet on. But punters have a way of finding out where the action is,…

Fired Trump Aide's Security Problems Included Online Gambling

When Donald Trump's personal valet, John McEntee, 27, was fired for security issues last week, those issues included a regular online gambling habit. That, among other things, was enough to earn him a Secret Service escort out of the White House that didn't even include a stop at his former office to grab his jacket.…

Ireland Considering Major Gambling Tax Reforms

The Irish Department of Finance is taking a hard look at how it taxes the gambling industry. In particular, the Department is reviewing how the gambling tax reforms it introduced in 2015 are holding up. Reports indicate that the review is part of the normal workflow at the Department, but the results of such a…

Australian Regulators Spank Ladbrokes for ‘Inducing Gambling’

Ladbrokes' Australian division is being hit with a $35,000 ($26,334 USD) for running advertisements that ran afoul of Liquor and Gaming New South Wales' regulations. The advertisements in question allegedly induced citizens of New South Wales to gamble and that's a big no-no in New South Wales. Under New South Wales' law, operators are strictly forbidden…

Mexican Gambling Reform Delayed Again

Mexican lawmakers are, once again, delaying an ambitious set of gambling law reforms that were aimed at moving the country's gaming industry into the 21st century. Members of Mexico's gambling industry were hoping to see the Law of Games and Sweepstakes update implemented by August 31, 2018, but virtually no one seems to think that's…

Veto Stands on New Jersey's Anti-Icahn Bill

Carl Icahn Jr.'s foes in the New Jersey state house were delivered a blow this week when their efforts to overturn a veto of an anti-Icahn bill fizzled out. Governor Chris Christie vetoed the bill (S2575) last week and didn't hide his displeasure with the lawmakers who passed it. In remarks to the press, as…

Trump Gambling Impact Report: NJ Pleads for Mercy, Handicapper Pleads for Sports Betting

What will American leader Donald Trump's impact be on the American gambling industry? The jury's still out, but figures in the gambling world aren't taking any chances and are bringing their cases directly to the leader himself. Evidence of this emerging phenomena emerged this weekend in the form of stories of New Jersey politicians making…

Canadian Government Gears Up for Crucial Sports Betting Bill Vote

Canadian lawmakers are gearing up for a vote on a sports betting bill that would give local government the power to license regulated bookmakers. The bill is a long ways from becoming a law, but it stands a good chance of at least seeing a vote. According to a report on LegalSportsReport.com, the Canadian House…

Update: Gambling on the US Presidential Election

There's no question that the 2016 US Presidential election is completely bizarre, even by the standards of the worldwide gambling industry. While the election is definitely off the rails, there are a number of big issues on the horizon that could impact operators and punters alike. These issues include the passage of a national online…