Responsible Gaming Posts

Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization

Feb 7, 2024

Super Bowl LVIII’s Record-Breaking Number of Bettors Illustrates Benefits and Success of Legalization

In the five or so years since the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in Murphy v. NCAA, which gave way for state legislatures to legalize sports betting, more than 35 states have done so. Each successive year seems to be a record breaker for the sports betting industry as…

G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

Aug 16, 2023

G2E 2023: Outlook and Trends

This year’s G2E (the premier gaming conference in North America), held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada (October 9-11, 2023 this year) is shaping up to once again be the premier conference for the gaming industry. The expected number of worldwide attendees from the global gaming industry is over 25,000 and it promises to once again…

NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

Aug 8, 2023

NCLGS Provides Clarity on their Responsible Gaming and Problem Gambling Resolution

This past July the National Council of Legislators From Gaming States (NCLGS) Summer Meeting took place in Denver, Colorado. The Meeting occurs twice a year and brings together state legislators, regulators, attorneys, and industry representatives to discuss and confer on developments within the gaming industry. Throughout the Meeting there was an emphasis on responsible gaming…

States Rush to Protect Consumers From Cyber Threats as Gaming Legislation Moves Across All States

Aug 25, 2022

States Rush to Protect Consumers From Cyber Threats as Gaming Legislation Moves Across All States

In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, more than 36 states and the District of Columbia have launched legal sports betting markets, with more than half of legalized states offering online and mobile options. [1] In most markets that offer online and mobile sports betting, the…

Why is Player Betting a Cardinal Sin?

Dec 2, 2019

Why is Player Betting a Cardinal Sin?

Arizona Cardinal cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league’s blanket prohibition against betting on all things NFL.  Shaw, who will miss at least the full 2020 season, had been on injured reserve since late August and had not played a down this year.  The silver lining for Shaw’s…

Effective Sports Betting Regulation Must Cover Mobile and Online Betting, Too.

Jun 4, 2018

Effective Sports Betting Regulation Must Cover Mobile and Online Betting, Too.

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), clearing the way for states to legalize sports gambling. In its wake, many states are now rushing to do just that. Currently fourteen states have legislation pending that would authorize some degree of sports wagering. An additional five…

Coalition Building to Combat Unlicensed Internet Gaming Sites

Nov 14, 2016

Coalition Building to Combat Unlicensed Internet Gaming Sites

The NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) regulates various licensees that provide services to the online gaming industry within the state. The agency recently demonstrated its power of regulatory enforcement over the online gaming industry and its unique ability to protect consumers with its recent discovery that a licensee may have provided US residents with access…

Guitar Hero for Cash! New Jersey Issues Temporary Regulations for Skill-Based Gaming

Feb 25, 2016

Guitar Hero for Cash! New Jersey Issues Temporary Regulations for Skill-Based Gaming

Just last month at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (“NCLGS”) winter meeting in Orlando, I discussed the strong interest in skill-based games by casino owners, regulators, legislators, and the public. In an effort to appeal to millennials, fill empty slot seats, and expand the demographic at Atlantic City casinos, New Jersey’s Division of…

Report from Energized iGaming Conference

Mar 24, 2014

Report from Energized iGaming Conference

The iGNA March 2014 conference in Las Vegas started off with a bang. The conference boasted roughly double the attendance of last year’s conference. People were drawn to the vibrant and comprehensive panels. Attendees crossed the spectrum of involvement and interest in iGaming.  They included land-based and online gambling companies, mobile companies, politicians, media, regulators,…

Live Report From iGNA 2014 – Is iGaming The Problem or The Solution?

Mar 19, 2014

Live Report From iGNA 2014 – Is iGaming The Problem or The Solution?

This afternoon at the iGaming North America 2014 conference an interesting panel, “Visionaries’ Perspective—Is i-Gaming the Problem or the Solution?” explored two vastly divergent viewpoints on online gaming in the United States. The panel was moderated by Steve Lipscomb, the Founder of the World Poker Tour, and featured, Mitch Garber, the CEO Caesars Acquisition Co….