Category: Legislation

Maryland to Buy Historic Pimlico Race Course for $1

The Stronach Group, owner of Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course – home of the Preakness Stakes – will sell the historic track to the State of Maryland for $1. The Preakness Stakes, above, is the second biggest horse racing event in the US and culturally important to Maryland, which hopes to consolidate all racing at a…

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New Hampshire Bans Greyhound Simulcasts

On Tuesday, New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill to prohibit greyhound simulcasting from Jan. 1, 2027. The state joins Kansas, Colorado, and Massachusetts in recently outlawing the broadcasts, in which races are streamed in real-time enabling bettors who are far from the racetrack to wager on races. Greyhound racing is a dying…

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Texas House Candidate Opposes Casino Gambling

Texas political newcomer Cheryl Bean, who will take part in a legislative primary runoff later this month, has repeated her opposition to casino resorts in the state. Cheryl Bean, pictured above. In her race for a spot in the Texas House, she is opposing casinos. (Image: Texas Right to Life) In her race to capture…

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Alabama Gaming Expansion Compromise Dead by a Single Vote, Gov. Ivey Upset

Alabama gaming expansion will remain on hold for at least another year after a compromise reached by a special legislative committee stalled in the state Senate by a single vote. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) is among many lawmakers in Montgomery frustrated with a powerful state senator who prevented a gaming package compromise from going…

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New York Bill Says Online Poker is a Skill Game

New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-15th) has filed a bill that would legalize online poker in the Empire State by having it declared a game of skill. New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., above, has introduced a standalone online poker bill after one that included online casinos failed. But with less than…

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Donald Trump Jr. Shines Light on Alabama Gaming Expansion Deadlock

Donald Trump Jr. is headed to Alabama next week to rally on behalf of his father’s 2024 campaign. Before departing for the Cotton State, the former president’s eldest son took to X to weigh in on efforts to allow Alabamans to have a say on whether to expand gambling. Donald Trump Jr. thinks lawmakers in…

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Odds Lengthen of Alabama Gaming Package Passing State Senate

Alabama lawmakers have considered gaming expansion bills in nearly every legislative session over the past two decades without any new forms of legal gambling coming to the Cotton State. The odds appear to favor that trend continuing in 2024. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) wants state lawmakers to allow Alabamans to determine the fate of…

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Alabama Gaming Package Fate Rests With Senate, Vote Planned for Thursday

The fate of the Alabama gaming package compromise agreed to by a special conference committee consisting of three House representatives and three state Senators now rests with the Legislature’s upper chamber. The Alabama Senate on April 30, 2024, considers a gaming package approved by a special conference committee. The Senate was a vote shy of…

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Texas Destination Casino Proposals Find Support Among Diverse Groups: Survey

Destination resort casinos are backed by many demographic groups in Texas, but there’s somewhat less support for sports betting, according to a new survey. The Texas Capitol, pictured above. A new survey indicates support for the state to enact legislation that would pave the way for resort casinos. (Image: Visit Austin) Sponsored by the Texas…

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Pennsylvania Online Gaming Amendment Bill Filed to Remove Credit Card Deposits

Legislation in Pennsylvania seeking to amend rules regarding how players fund their online gaming accounts has been filed in the Harrisburg capital. Online gamblers in Pennsylvania can use their credit cards to fund their internet wagering accounts. Several state senators are concerned online gambling on credit is only worsening the state’s consumer credit card debt…

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