Alabama Gaming Conference Committee Gathers to Find Resolution

A special committee in Alabama formed of three state senators and three House lawmakers gathered this week in Montgomery to try and iron out differences between the two legislative chambers on how to go about expanding gaming in the Cotton State. Alabama Sen. Greg Albritton (left) talks with Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro). Albritton…

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Online Betting, Marijuana Altering State Tax Bases

US states have long applied “sin taxes” to items such as alcohol, beer, cigarettes, other tobacco products, and wine as avenues for bolstering revenue. More recently, marijuana and sports wagering have been added to the mix, representing alterations to some states’ revenue compositions. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker arrives at the State Capitol to deliver his…

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Zelenskyy Limits iGaming Access in Bid to Damp Military Betting Addiction

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy implemented new restrictions on internet casinos in the country in an effort to combat problem gaming among military personnel. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the press. He’s attempting to limit troops’ exposure to black market betting sites. (Image: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) Ukrainian army serviceman Pavlo Petrychenko, who…

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Iowa Casino Moratorium to Lift, Clear Way for Cedar Rapids Resort

New casinos could soon come to Iowa after state senators opted not to extend a moratorium that had pumped the brakes on the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) issuing new gaming licenses. A rendering of the long-proposed Cedar Crossing casino in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The $250 million development has been resurrected after Iowa lawmakers…

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