New York Bill Says Online Poker is a Skill Game

New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-15th) has filed a bill that would legalize online poker in the Empire State by having it declared a game of skill. New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., above, has introduced a standalone online poker bill after one that included online casinos failed. But with less than…

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VEGAS MYTHS RE-BUSTED: Prostitution is Legal in Las Vegas

EDITOR’S NOTE: A new “Vegas Myths Busted” publishes every Monday, with a bonus Flashback Friday edition. Today’s edition originally ran on Aug. 19, 2022. It is the most widely read of all 85 articles in this series so far.  Yes, that billboard truck pulling up alongside your car on the Las Vegas Strip reads, “Girls…

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Odds Lengthen of Alabama Gaming Package Passing State Senate

Alabama lawmakers have considered gaming expansion bills in nearly every legislative session over the past two decades without any new forms of legal gambling coming to the Cotton State. The odds appear to favor that trend continuing in 2024. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) wants state lawmakers to allow Alabamans to determine the fate of…

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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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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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