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US Sports Betting & Online Gambling Update

US Sports Betting & Online Gambling Update


Howdy y’all! And welcome again to This Week in Gambling where we have several major industry headlines from all across these United States! So let’s get right into it with this week’s big story! The state of California has the largest population
in the country… as such it would be a tremendous economic
boost to online gambling, online poker or sports
betting if they would just regulate them… but that’s a really big if! Many of you know all too well about the decade
of infighting between California tribal gaming
interests and California cardrooms. Fighting that has kept online poker at bay
all this time. And while there is still no movement on internet
poker in the state, sports betting is back for 2020! California is one of several states looking
at the regulation of sports wagering this year… but right now that’s all it is… just talk. Any bill would have to be approved by the
state Senate and Assembly before being put to a public vote… in November. While we wait to see what happens in California, I can tell you one state that’s not gonna
have regulated sports wagering in 2020… and that’s Maine! The governor there just vetoed their sports
betting bill for “technical issues”. Meanwhile, betting on sports in Colorado is
set to kick off soon. In fact, the state has already received over
50 license applications for the 33 sports betting licenses they’re
going to issue… So, some people are going to be disappointed. Additionally, two sports betting bills are
currently under consideration in Washington state… bills that would allow betting on sports to
be conducted at tribal casinos, racetracks and card rooms. Not bad for a state we’re playing online poker
is still considered a felony! And in Kentucky a bill to regulate betting
on sporting events has just been sent to the States House of
Representatives where it’s expected to pass. The exciting thing about this bill is that
it also will regulate online poker and fantasy sports! And if all that wasn’t enough there’s a bill
called the “Games of Skill” Act that’s being pushed right
now in the state of Nebraska… If passed, that too would regulate sports
betting, online poker and fantasy games! So you see my friends, not only are the winds
of change blowing, they’re picking up speed! There’s been a lot of shuckin’ and jivin’
on the Vegas Strip in recent months, what with Eldorado buying up Caesars, plus the Rio, Bellagio and Circus Circus all
change in hands… And now you can add two more names to that
list! Both the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand have been sold to the Blackstone Group for $4.6 billion
dollars. Blackstone also bought up Bellagio a couple
months back, and they already owned The Cosmopolitan! Also this week, we have two new game reviews
to tell you about… the first one is for the Wild-o-Tron 3000 online slot from Net Entertainment… It’s 5 five reel game with 20 paylines and a sci-fi theme that features wild substitutions
and stacked symbols… Next up it’s the Wild Robo Factory from Yggdrasil that comes with a bonus round, free spins, and wilds and scatters… both of these reviews are available right
now on our YouTube channel… and I’m noticing a theme here… am I right? It’s the robot thing, right? The wild robots in both slots… I get it I get it. Kind of interesting. Sort of makes me want to do my famous, you
know… robot dance! I won’t… but I could. That’s a spicy meatball!

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