Only two locations -- one in Lincoln and one in Tiverton -- would be allowed to offer sports betting. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? For example, FanDuel's first sportsbook at the Meadowlands opened its doors on July The Senate bill also includes an annual report on usage of the fees that is subject to audit by the commission. You can see the bill here: In June , the Mississippi Gaming Commission adopted implementing regulations that require all betting to take place in-person, with mobile wagering to be considered later.
Still easy money for leagues
The measure easily passed the Senate by a vote of The historic vote comes with a significant caveat, as the New York legislature is scheduled to wrap up its session on Thursday. The key New York Assemblyman has declared online poker dead in the Assembly.
The passage by the Senate by a wide margin coupled with the Assembly essentially refusing to take action on the bill is certainly frustrating, but to call online poker dead would be premature. Just a little bit ago, anything happening on the online poker bill seemed like a longshot.
Three of the other four Nevada , Delaware, and New Jersey saw their online gambling bills signed into law. What makes the New York vote even more uplifting for online poker supporters is the similar groundswell of momentum taking place in several other states.
As noted above, only five states have ever seen an online gambling bill pass a legislative chamber. By the end of the year, the number of states with legislative chambers that have voted on online gaming could double from four to eight. Kowall indicated that while the Senate could vote on the bill at any time, the House of Representatives will likely wait until the tail end of the session , after the elections take place.
Many states might look to Nevada for the best practices in the regulation of sports betting. Nevada could even be designated as a national hub of sorts, via agreements with other states on topics such as oversight, liquidity, line monitoring and risk management. On June 5, , Delaware moved to offer single-game betting on a number of different sports at three casinos in the state. Expanded sports wagering options could take place at additional locations or online in the coming months.
Delaware's authorization of what Gov. John Carney described as "a full-scale sports gaming operation" happened less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal law restricting single-game betting to Nevada was unconstitutional.
On June 11, , Gov. Phil Murphy signed the sports betting bill that had passed the previous week. Murphy was the first customer in line. The Borgata in Atlantic City booked sports bets 30 minutes later. Other sportsbooks in New Jersey opened soon thereafter.
For example, FanDuel's first sportsbook at the Meadowlands opened its doors on July Additional casinos owned by other properties are expected to offer sports betting before the college and pro football seasons begin, too.
Mississippi enacted a new law in that allowed for sports betting pending a favorable decision by the Supreme Court. In June , the Mississippi Gaming Commission adopted implementing regulations that require all betting to take place in-person, with mobile wagering to be considered later. The Mississippi law does not mandate that sportsbook operators pay any fees to leagues for integrity services, royalties or data.
On August 30, West Virginia became the fifth state to offer legal and regulated sports betting when the Hollywood Casino -- a sportsbook owned by Penn National -- opened its doors. The move came six months after the West Virginia legislature passed a new bill with the West Virginia Lottery Commission serving as the chief regulator. Both in-person and online sports wagering are permitted under the law. While the West Virginia statute does not provide for so-called "integrity fees" to be paid to select sports leagues or colleges, Governor Jim Justice has previously pushed for a requirement that such fees be paid.
In October , Gov. Tom Wolf signed a new sports betting bill as part of a broad legislation push that included online poker and DFS. Rob Matzie, the author of the new law, after it was enacted. With the Supreme Court's decision in May , the new law can now take effect and sports betting could begin as soon as state officials finalize regulations to oversee the rollout.
In a June 15, letter to Pennsylvania officials, the NFL expressed concerns about consumer protections, data, enforcement and other hot-button issues. On June 22, , Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the state budget, which included language allowing sports betting. Only two locations -- one in Lincoln and one in Tiverton -- would be allowed to offer sports betting. The state's lottery would oversee the process and Oct. Only bets placed in-person would be allowed at the two locations, as the new law does not provide for mobile betting.
In , New York passed a law to allow sports betting at four on-site locations. After lying dormant for the past five years, the law could be revived and put into action after the Supreme Court's decision in the New Jersey case.
The New York State Gaming Commission is aiming to complete regulations "in the short term" for the four locations specified in the law. Legislation that would have allowed for full-scale sports betting in New York failed in June , but could be re-introduced in After enacting a scaled-down anticipatory law in , Connecticut saw a comprehensive sports betting bill introduced during the first part of The state held hearings and received testimony from a variety of stakeholders, including representatives from the NBA and MLB.
The state legislative session closed without a formal vote on the comprehensive bill, but Gov. Dannel Malloy -- shortly after the Supreme Court issued its ruling -- suggested that he may call a special session of the Connecticut legislature to re-start discussions about legalizing sports betting. The draft bill could "authorize sports betting or electronic sports betting by an electronic sports betting patron or sports betting facility patron. Hearings were held about the various bills, but no formal vote has yet been taken.
On June 25, , Sen. Carroll introduced a marked-up page bill that would empower Kentucky's racing commission to "institute a system of sports wagering. The bill also permits sports league representatives to serve on the racing commission. In , legislation was introduced to amend the state's current gaming control law.
Michigan's proposed bill would allow any holder of a casino license to "accept wagers on sporting events. One version of a January bill introduced in Indiana would allocate a 1 percent "integrity fee" to specific sports leagues based on wagering handle. The bill also would require a 9. A different sports betting bill was introduced on the Senate side.
The Indiana legislative session closed with no vote on either bill. In February , the Massachusetts Gaming Commission released a comprehensive page white paper to provide a "roadmap for those seeking to learn about the current landscape of the sports betting discussion in the country and its possibilities in Massachusetts.