Regulations for sports betting in New Jersey are scheduled to be adopted October 15, but the state does not plan to begin issuing sports-wagering licenses until December 1 at the earliest, according to New Jersey’s chief gaming regulator.
Congress will probably try to pass an Internet poker bill after the November 6 elections even if Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky becomes the new Senate majority leader, according to two influential Capitol Hill lobbyists speaking at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
With more than six weeks remaining until Election Day on November 6, MGM Resorts International and Penn National already have raised almost $20m and spent $16.8m on a gambling expansion referendum in Maryland.
Wall Street is no longer in the mood to invest in new casinos in Atlantic City, and that could build pressure on Republican Governor Chris Christie to reconsider his past opposition to Internet gambling.
The Obama administration on Thursday again urged Congress to pass a “clean Carcieri fix” to reverse a U.S. Supreme Court decision which prohibits the U.S. Department of Interior from taking land into trust for tribes recognized by the federal government after 1934.
Almost overlooked in a bitter exchange of letters this week between Nevada Senators Dean Heller and Harry Reid is the apparent dissolution of the alliance between Reid and Arizona Senator Jon Kyl on Internet poker.