Some lawmakers hope to make another push for legalized gambling Alabama gambling regulation looks to have a new ally. Still, the thought of legalizing in a state without regulated gaming seems more appealing than the process needed to make it happen. Alabama Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nathaniel Ledbetter, believes a lack of regulated
The Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians are lobbying for federal recognition The decades-long effort by a West Michigan Native American tribe to be recognized by the US government is taking a new approach after Representatives Hillary Scholten and John Moolenaar introduced bipartisan legislation to have the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians recognized by
Using credit cards for charitable gaming may lead to their use in other forms of gambling A proposal to allow residents to use credit cards to play online fundraising games of chance sponsored by non-profits may be added to the 2024 Legislative Package for the Frederick County Council. Members voted on Tuesday to conduct a
Lawmakers in Maryland are reportedly becoming increasingly serious about iGaming Several top Maryland lawmakers and iGaming specialists assembled last week at the Morgan State University Center for Data Analytics and Sports Gaming Research for a panel discussion concerning the future of online gaming in the state. The bulk of the panel’s discussions were about recent
California may eliminate blackjack from its legal cardrooms Proposed draft regulations by the California Bureau of Gambling Control look to prohibit blackjack-style games in California cardrooms. The Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) issued draft language to change regulations regarding blackjack-style games and the rotation of player-dealer positions at California cardrooms. The BGC draft regulation proclaims
Brazil’s lawmakers continue to tweak gambling and betting legislative initiatives Brazilian lawmakers are divided on the issue of including fantasy games in the legal framework for the electronic games industry. During a Wednesday debate on bill 2,796/2021, senators defended postponing a vote on the matter, which is ready to be deliberated in the House Plenary.
A bill to prohibit smoking in Pennsylvania casinos is advancing quickly Lawmakers in Harrisburg heard testimony from Pennsylvania casino workers on Wednesday, who say that continuing to allow indoor smoking on designated parts of the casino floors is endangering their health. State Rep. Dan Frankel introduced another bill to end the casinos’ exemption from the
Lawmakers realized that expanding the casino market needs a dedicated initiative A new North Carolina casino expansion draft bill being considered by lawmakers would authorize four licensed casinos in the state, with one license reserved for the Lumbee Tribe, which the federal government doesn’t recognize under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The other three
The controversial topic of indoor smoking in casinos is making an appearance in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Representative Dan Frankel opposes smoking exemptions for specific businesses, such as casinos. Therefore, the Allegheny County Democrat has introduced legislation in Harrisburg for the second straight year that seeks to close loopholes in smoking laws for casinos and other businesses
There’s still hope for casino expansion in the state, despite recent resistance The North Carolina House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a proposed bill to bring four more casinos to the state. Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Jason Saine, confirmed yesterday that House members will vote on Wednesday and Thursday.
Upcoming legislation in Ireland will prohibit all gambling ads during the day When the upcoming ban on daytime TV gambling ads is introduced in Ireland, no gambling segment will be spared. The government says even horse racing TV channels will not be exempt from the new law. The Cabinet approved the Gambling Regulation Bill in
A casino initiative in the state is on life support and is holding up the budget After discussions regarding North Carolina casinos were halted last week, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said he didn’t find the necessary votes needed among Republicans to advance with adding a gaming element to the state’s $30-billion budget bill.