Category: Regulation

Georgia Lottery Compliance Inspector Charged with Taking Kickbacks

A Georgia Lottery compliance inspector was allegedly more interested that licensees complied with his bribery demands than state regulations, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).   Mugshot of Michael Jerome Kessler Sr., above, who took kickbacks from venues hosting Class B COAMS, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. (Image: WSBTV.com) On Monday,…

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Ohio Casino Control Commission Relaxes Sports Betting License Rules

The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has eased its regulatory rules regarding issued sports betting licenses that have gone unused. Matthew Schuler, executive director of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, in his office during a December 2021 interview. Schuler says recent changes to the commission’s sportsbook licensing rules will remove unnecessary regulatory requirements regarding unused…

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Dave & Buster’s In-App Betting Function Faces Regulatory Scorn in Multiple States

Dave & Buster’s announced the rollout of peer-to-peer betting within its D&B Rewards mobile application this month. The news quickly garnered pushback from state lawmakers and regulators in commercial gaming states. Dave & Buster’s guests shoot hoops. Dave & Buster’s plans to bring arcade betting to its app is causing pushback from state lawmakers and…

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IAC Boss Diller Lands Full Nevada Gaming License

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) Chairman Barry Diller earned an unrestricted Nevada gaming license Thursday after the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) voted 4-1 in favor of granting him that status. IAC Chairman Barry Diller at a movie premier in 2019. The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) granted him a full license in the state. (Image: Monica Schipper/Getty Images)…

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Times Square Casino Meets Stiff Opposition in New Poll

Residents in the neighborhoods around Times Square strongly oppose the area becoming home to a casino hotel. That’s according to a new poll by Tulchin Research. Jay-Z is part of a development group that wants to bring an integrated casino resort to Times Square. Many voters who live in the neighborhood oppose the casino effort.…

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Louisiana’s Chief Gaming Regulator Ronnie Johns Retiring After 37 Years of State Service

Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) Chairman Ronnie Johns is retiring after nearly four decades of public service. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns (far right) participates in what was his final groundbreaking ceremony of a casino project on Dec. 13, 2022. Johns has announced his retirement from public service effective June 30. (Image: Shreveport…

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U.S. Government Agency Proposes Banning Political Betting Exchanges

A United States government agency has proposed amending its rules to outlaw wagering on political outcomes on controversial betting exchanges. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission headquarters in Washington, DC. The independent government agency has proposed banning peer-to-peer online wagering exchanges involving political outcomes. (Image: CFTC) Political betting via regulated sportsbooks, commonplace in the UK and…

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Resorts World NYC Casino Bid Could Be Derailed by Ohtani Translator Betting Scandal

The probe into the illicit sports wagering habits of Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shoei Ohtani, could be detrimental to Genting’s ambitions of procuring a New York City casino license. Resorts World Las Vegas. The venue’s alleged role in transferring cash from Ippei Mizuhara, the former interpreter for Los Angeles…

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Caesars, DraftKings, Others Want Competitive Washington, DC Sports Betting Market

It’s been less than a month since FanDuel took over as the lone mobile sportsbook operator in Washington, DC, but rivals are already clamoring for access to online sports betting in the US capitol. Washington, DC Council member Kenyan McDuffie (I-At Large) at a 2021 campaign rally. Gaming companies support his bill to open the…

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Poker Player Doug Polk’s Plan for Largest Texas Card Room Goes Up in Smoke

The City of Farmers Branch, a Dallas suburb, has passed on the chance to host Texas’ largest poker room. On Tuesday, the city council voted 4-1 against an ordinance that would have legalized card rooms, paving the way for the proposed venue. Poker’s Doug Polk, above, wanted to bring a 47,000-square-foot card room to the…

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