GamblingCompliance: Massachusetts Preparing For Supreme Court Ruling On Sports Betting

8TH DEC 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY The U.S. Supreme Court next year is expected to overturn a federal ban on sports betting and gaming regulators in Massachusetts agreed on Thursday to research how a possible state-wide sports betting industry would work. Ed Bedrosian, executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), said that although … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: Massachusetts Preparing For Supreme Court Ruling On Sports Betting

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GamblingCompliance: U.S. Casinos At Risk Of RICO Lawsuits From Marijuana

30TH NOV 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY A federal law designed to prosecute organized crime has given opponents of states that have legalized marijuana a tool in their efforts to slow down the expansion of the industry, putting casinos at risk if they do business with marijuana companies, according to one top lawyer. Brian Barnes, … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: U.S. Casinos At Risk Of RICO Lawsuits From Marijuana

GamblingCompliance: New Jersey Congressman Expects PASPA To Be Overturned

17TH NOV 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY As one of New Jersey’s leading supporters of legalizing sports betting, Congressman Frank Pallone expects the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a favorable ruling in the state’s case, but he believes there is enough political support to overturn the ban even if the federal law is upheld. “The … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: New Jersey Congressman Expects PASPA To Be Overturned

GamblingCompliance: PokerStars Mulling Pennsylvania Partnership Options

10TH NOV 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY The Stars Group expects to be ready to launch in Pennsylvania as soon as next year, according to comments made by executives on Thursday following publication of its third-quarter earnings. “We are poised to take advantage of the positive momentum in the growth of online gaming globally and … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: PokerStars Mulling Pennsylvania Partnership Options

GamblingCompliance: MGM Buys WNBA Team As Sports Settle In Las Vegas

20TH OCT 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY MGM’s purchase of a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) franchise underlines the rapprochement between professional sports and the casino industry even if it is unlikely to lead to other franchises being acquired by gaming companies, according to a leading sports analyst. Michael Colangelo, a sports consultant in Los … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: MGM Buys WNBA Team As Sports Settle In Las Vegas

PaymentsCompliance: Personal Liability Regime Threatens U.S. Gambling Sector

6TH OCT 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY IN LAS VEGAS U.S. enforcement authorities have warned businesses linked to the country’s gambling sector that their appetite for taking action against individuals is growing larger. “We have been focused on individual liability,” Veronica Agpaoa, an enforcement officer with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network … Continue reading PaymentsCompliance: Personal Liability Regime Threatens U.S. Gambling Sector

GamblingCompliance: Gaming Regulators Struggle To Deal With Legal Marijuana

3RD OCT 2017 | WRITTEN BY: CHRIS SIEROTY IN LAS VEGAS Nevada’s legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has made it easier for users to buy pot at dispensaries but more difficult for gaming companies that must deal with a wide-range of compliance, employment and ethical issues that result from legal cannabis. The Nevada Gaming Control Board … Continue reading GamblingCompliance: Gaming Regulators Struggle To Deal With Legal Marijuana