Industry News of the Day for April 2, 2019

Industry News of the Day for April 2, 2019

Industry News:

New Hampshire:

  • Online Poker Report, 4.1.19 – NH Lottery Director Expects Decision In Wire Act Lawsuit By End Of May
    • Arguments in the challenge to the recent Wire Act opinion from the US Department of Justice begin in 10 days. The justice system can sometimes move slowly, but at least one person involved in the suit predicts a fairly quick resolution.
  • Legal Sports Report, 4.1.19 – Key New Hampshire Lawmaker: ‘I Think Sports Betting Will Happen’
    • In New Hampshire, everyone – Gov. Chris Sununu, the House and the Senate – seems to want sports betting to live free in a regulated environment. But that doesn’t mean differing sports betting bills passed by each chamber won’t die in the final months of the legislative session.

Connecticut:

  • Journal Inquirer, 4.1.19 – Sports betting hinges on tribes
    • Unlike other states, however, Connecticut first must negotiate amendments to revenue-sharing agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, which currently have exclusive rights to all casino gambling in the state.

New York:

  • Legal Sports Report, 4.1.19 – Cuomo Says No To Mobile New York Sports Betting, Which Is Removed From Budget
    • The new budget in New York will create congestion charges and a mansion tax, but it won’t expand sports betting. Early Sunday morning, the legislature came together on a $175 billion spending package for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • The Action Network, 4.2.19 – Mobile Sports Betting Not Coming to New York … For Now
    • New Yorkers waiting to gamble legally on their phones will have to wait a little longer. On Sunday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed off on the state’s $175 billion budget, which didn’t include a provision for the state to enter into mobile sports betting.
  • New York Post, 3.31.19 – Democrats fail to legalize mobile sports betting in New York
    • Despite a clamor for more revenue to fund education and other services, mobile sports betting did not make the final cut in the new $175.5 billion state budget that goes into effect for the fiscal year beginning Monday, April 1.

Montana:

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