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Kentucky in line to legalise sports betting

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Kentucky, known among gamblers as the home of the Kentucky Derby horse race, is gearing up to legalise sports betting in 2019.

Republican Damon Thayer, a prominent member of Kentucky’s Senate has recently said that legislation regarding legalised sports betting is being prepared. The draft proposals are likely to be discussed in the 30-day legislative session that begins on 8 January 2019.

Thayer said that the revenue generated by sports betting will not match the revenue from slot-machine gaming, but he also believes that sports betting revenue will compete with revenue generated by casinos.

“I think we can put together a group of Democrats and Republicans to pass this bill,” Thayer said, according to Blood Horse. “I don’t want us to be one of the last states to pass sports wagering. I want us to be one of the first 10 states to pass sports wagering, and I want it to support the horse industry.”

The push for legalisation is a direct result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in May which struck down a two-decades-old law that prohibited states from legalising sports betting. The high court ruled 7-2 that the U.S. federal government cannot tell states that they could not legalise the practice.

So far, New Jersey, Delaware and Mississippi are the only states outside of Nevada to launch fully legal sports betting since the court’s ruling, and gaming companies with an eye towards the future already have begun their push into what could be a potential $500 billion market, according to the American Gaming Association.

Meanwhile, another four states – New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Rhode Island – have passed bills that have not been implemented, and another 14 states have introduced bills that have not yet passed, according to ESPN.

 

Source: thestreet.com


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Bulgaria blacklists more online betting domains

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The Bulgarian State Gambling Commission (SCG) has added two more online gambling websites to its blacklist of banned domains. The authorities found the two websites were operating without a gambling license.

The blocked websites according to the decision №55 of 18 January 2019 are df-bet.org and 1xdzug.host.

During the meeting, the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission has also made several decisions regarding local gambling business operators and companies. The relevant documents can be found of the official SCG section of Bulgarian Ministry of Finance website.


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Analyzing How To Uberize The iGaming Industry With A Glocal Approach

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BtoBet unfolds its latest Industry Report prior to flying to ICE London

With the first years of the iGaming industry defined by the use of inflexible in-house technological solutions, nowadays there is general consensus that the use of technology developed by tech visionaries is the only way forward to guarantee constant innovation and an optimal player experience.

In its latest Industry Report, “Uberizing iGaming with a glocal approach”, BtoBet analyses the industry’s past rigid approach to technology, and its own current endeavour to uberize the market through a harmonization process of cutting edge technology, which easily morphs itself to the different business and market scenarios, constantly adapting itself on a local level.

In his dedicated editorial, BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried states that it is of the utmost importance for operators to have at their disposal advanced technological solutions which they must couple with the right knowledge and expertise from a local perspective in order to meet all their pre-set goals. “It is a must to keep in mind that one size does not fit all. Technology that excels itself in a mature market will not work in a more technologically limited context and thus will have to adapt itself. The eventuality of making it big in one local market does not necessarily mean that adopting the same approach will eventually pan out as expected in another, even if neighbouring, country. Obviously this applies also vice versa. But for this to work out without any hiccups you must also have the correct know-how of all the the various aspects that constitute the context where licensees will be operating.”

The Report also focuses on the unique elements that constitute the White Label Partnership (WLP) Program, the industry’s first real uberization model, where technology and operational services are streamlined in a holistic way for White Label Operators to easily access the online channel, even without their having the prior expertise in this particular field. Particular reference is made to the Latin American region, with the WLP Program expanding in the region via the certified partnership with Wildar Gaming who will start delivering BtoBet’s advanced technologies and operational services in the region to other White Label Operators.

Download BtoBet’s latest industry report and schedule a meeting to meet our team of experts who will be present at ICE London at S1-320 to analyse and understand which approach best fits your operational requirements.

 

About BtoBet:
BtoBet is a multinational company and is part of a group with 20 years of experience in software development in IT, telecommunication, e-commerce and banking, strongly committed to technology and widely investing in technology research and development. The experience gained at the forefront in these advanced environments, compared with the more recent gambling industry, allows BtoBet to be visionary with a deep understanding of the requirements of the market, catching changing trends and anticipating bookmakers’ and operators’ needs. BtoBet is a true partner in technology, offering a standalone platform and services for the iGaming and Sports Betting industry. It counts on a very talented, continuously trained development team and day to day management support to clients. BtoBet allows licensees to be unique in the market, by giving them the opportunity to completely personalise their offers for Sports betting and iGaming business, online mobile and retail. BtoBet has technical branches with large ever-growing teams of developers in Skopje, Ohrid, Bitola, Belgrade, Nish, Tirana, and Rome. Malta hosts the commercial and marketing centre. Visit our site on: www.btobet.com


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New Jersey to put a cap of $5 million on sports bet

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New Jersey gaming regulators are bringing in a new set of betting regulations, which would put a ceiling of $5 million for betting.

As per the new regulations, sportsbooks cannot accept bets over $5 mm. There’s no indication that any New Jersey sportsbook has taken a bet anywhere close to that figure, but the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement seems interested in being cautious. However, it is definitely not impossible that a sportsbook has already taken a multimillion-dollar bet. Collectively, the state’s books have already taken more than $1.25 billion worth of bets.

“No wager in excess of $5 million can be accepted for any reason,” read a line in the 106-page document of proposed regulatory changes. It is known that the median wager on DraftKings Sportsbook in New Jersey is less than $10, so the limit is relatively astronomical and probably will have no impact on anyone’s bottom line.

 


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