Welcome to our partner Casino Cabbie’s second sparkling letter from America; fast becoming a must-read for all iGaming aficionados with a keen eye on the booming US market.
AGA Ups Its Game
In a significant update to its 2019 Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering, the American Gaming Association (AGA) has banned members from using the highly-contentious claim of “risk-free” in their advertising.
Other reforms include a new requirement to review and update the code annually, the prohibition of sponsoring college teams and amateur or college athletes, and banning under 21-year-olds from being featured in gambling ads.
AGA members have until July 1 to meet full compliance.
New, New Hampshire
Senate Bill 104, aiming to legalize online casinos in the state, is up for a vote in New Hampshire.
The bill, set for final reading this Thursday, will require a majority in the House of Representatives and approval from Governor Christopher Sununu to pass into law.
The gaming proposal doesn’t cap the number of licenses but moots a 35 percent tax rate, with proceeds being used to fund a community college scholarship education programme.
In what can only be termed the mildest of reprimands, Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board has issued a total of US$60,000 of fines to errant operators Hollywood and Unibet Casinos and Evolution Gaming for responsible gambling failures.
The biggest sanction, US$45,000, was levied at Hollywood Casino for allowing five self-excluded players to join the casino. Unibet was fined US$7,500 for failing to suspend the account of one player who requested it and Evolution was rapped US$7,500 for allowing an unlicensed dealer to run several games.
Gambling Gold in Them Thar Hills
Green Mountain state Vermont is on the cusp of legalising sports betting – if HB 127, already given the thumbs up in the House of Representatives, passes muster in the State Senate.
Up to six licences will be offered.
Watch this space for breaking news.
And Finally…If The White Hat Fits
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