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25 04, 2019

Jackpocket Announces Gaming Industry Veteran Gavin Isaacs as Senior Board Advisor at Betting on Sports America

2019-04-25T09:50:12-04:00

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jackpocket, a mobile-first startup helping to modernize state lotteries, proudly appointed Gavin Isaacs as a senior advisor to its board of directors. Isaacs is currently the chairman of SBTech, a sports betting and gaming technology supplier, which he joined in January 2019 after serving as the president and CEO of Scientific Games. Isaacs [...]

Jackpocket Announces Gaming Industry Veteran Gavin Isaacs as Senior Board Advisor at Betting on Sports America2019-04-25T09:50:12-04:00
23 04, 2019

Iowa Legislature Sends Sports Betting Bill to Governor

2019-04-23T09:21:41-04:00

Iowa Lawmakers finished legislation that would legalize sports wagering. The bill still must be signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Her position on the law is unknown. The legislation would be a win for Iowa casinos. If the governor signs it, it would give the authority of Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to start developing rules [...]

Iowa Legislature Sends Sports Betting Bill to Governor2019-04-23T09:21:41-04:00
22 04, 2019

A Lawyer’s Perspective: What the Recent DOJ Memo Means for the Industry

2019-04-22T14:21:23-04:00

Byron La Fleur interviewed Mark Hichar, Greenberg Traurig, LLP on what the recent DOJ memo on the Wire Act means for the lottery industry. For those who are not aware, the recent memo deals directly with U.S. Lottery industry, stating that "The OLC opinion did not address whether the Wire Act applies to State [...]

A Lawyer’s Perspective: What the Recent DOJ Memo Means for the Industry2019-04-22T14:21:23-04:00
16 04, 2019

Texas Lottery to Change “Odds of Winning” Wording on Mega Millions

2019-04-16T12:21:17-04:00

The Texas Lottery has agreed to alter the wording of the Mega Millions website so that it includes break-even prizes.The lottery will include a phrase similar to the one on of the back of instant tickets, although it might be in the form of an acronym due to the limited space on the website. The [...]

Texas Lottery to Change “Odds of Winning” Wording on Mega Millions2019-04-16T12:21:17-04:00
15 04, 2019

Federal Judge Doesn’t Dismiss New Hampshire Lottery Suit, Next Stop Supreme Court?

2019-04-15T11:34:56-04:00

Judge Paul Barbadoro refused the DOJ's request to dismiss the New Hampshire Lottery's case due to lack of standing. On April 8th, the DOJ released a memo stating that lotteries were not affected by the Wire Act opinion. The DOJ stated that the lottery lacked standing because there were no "credible threats of prosecution." Assistant [...]

Federal Judge Doesn’t Dismiss New Hampshire Lottery Suit, Next Stop Supreme Court?2019-04-15T11:34:56-04:00
15 04, 2019

U.S. Lottery Sports Betting Update

2019-04-15T13:32:22-04:00

Montana has two bills up that would legalize additional sports betting measures in the state, one originating in the House and the other from the Senate. The House bill would put the Montana Lottery in charge of sports betting. It has passed the House and has its first meeting in the Senate. The Senate bill [...]

U.S. Lottery Sports Betting Update2019-04-15T13:32:22-04:00
15 04, 2019

Tipton Scandal Rears its Head Again, Colorado Man Wants the Full Jackpot

2019-04-15T13:33:19-04:00

Amir Massihzadeh received only a portion of a $4.8 million Colorado Lotto jackpot. The other two winners were the Tipton brothers. He now wants the full amount because the brothers were illegitimate winners. He sued the Colorado Lottery for the full amount, but it was denied in February 2018. Now he is taking his case [...]

Tipton Scandal Rears its Head Again, Colorado Man Wants the Full Jackpot2019-04-15T13:33:19-04:00
9 04, 2019

DOJ to Allow Lotteries to Operate Online Wagering???

2019-04-09T10:51:34-04:00

The U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has stated that the Wire Act Opinion in 2019 does not affect state lotteries. In a memorandum on April 8th, the Attorney General is addressing the question whether the Wire Act applies to state lotteries and their vendors. For the time being, it seems that lotteries selling online [...]

DOJ to Allow Lotteries to Operate Online Wagering???2019-04-09T10:51:34-04:00