Connecticut Governor Signs Sports Betting Agreement With Mohegan Tribe
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Connecticut Governor Signs Sports Betting Agreement With Mohegan Tribe

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced an agreement with the Mohegan Tribe last week “to modernize gaming options available to state residents,” including online gambling in CT. The agreement marks an important step forward for expanding gambling in Connecticut, but not everyone was happy with the announcement.

PokerStars MICOOP A Smash Hit Leading Into Main Event
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PokerStars MICOOP A Smash Hit Leading Into Main Event

PokerStars Michigan launched on January 29, and the site wasted no time bringing its flagship Championship of Online Poker (COOP) series to the Wolverine State. The inaugural MICOOP started just three weeks later, on February 20, with an announced 60 events set to run over 17 days, encompassing three weekends, culminating with the MICOOP Main…

New Competition Emerges As GGPoker Approved By Pennsylvania Regulators
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New Competition Emerges As GGPoker Approved By Pennsylvania Regulators

A new and somewhat surprising candidate to be Pennsylvania’s second legal online poker room has emerged, GGPoker. As first reported by PokerFuse.com, NSUS Group, Inc., the parent company of GGPoker, previously applied to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for an online gambling license. The application was approved on Wednesday, granting them an Interactive Gaming…

Google Reverses Sports Betting And Casino App Ban In US Play Store
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Google Reverses Sports Betting And Casino App Ban In US Play Store

Google is dropping its longstanding ban on sports betting and casino apps in its Play Store. The policy review applies to 15 countries, including the US and Canada, and will be effective from March 1st, 2021. Google didn’t make a public announcement about its policy change. It was only on January 28th that Reuters first…

Is Online Gambling And Sports Betting A Done Deal In Connecticut?
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Is Online Gambling And Sports Betting A Done Deal In Connecticut?

Connecticut is at the top of two gambling expansion lists in 2021, sports betting and online gambling. The current vehicle is a placeholder bill, SB 146, introduced by Sen. Cathy Osten. Osten’s bill is light on details, but the critical parts are in the statement of purpose: “To authorize sports wagering, internet gaming, internet lottery…