Casino Cabbie: Letter From America 5

Our US partner Casino Cabbie continues to bring us its delicious wrap of sugar, spice and all things nice from across the Pond.

Come Together.

A number of gambling states, led by Nevada, New Jersey and Michigan, have appealed to the Department of Justice to crack-down on off-shore sites targeting US players.

The heads of the Michigan Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Control Board have put their names to a joint letter warning that the bad market–with its lack of responsible gambling care, age-gating controls and money laundering checks–poses a significant threat to the integrity of American gaming.

Earlier this year, the American Gaming Association (AGA) estimated the US off-shore spend at over half-a-billion dollars.

Sugar and Spice

Five years after the Supreme Court repeal of PASPA, the AGA reports that 85 percent of respondents in a nationwide survey have given a big thumbs up to legal sports wagering within their state lines. In 2019 only two-thirds of those polled agreed it was the correct choice.

Another, positive, key take-away in the AGA survey: three-quarters of US punters now use regulated operators, compared with 44 percent in 2019.


Amid talks of a potential US sale, PointsBets continues to hit the headlines.

The company has now announced the launch of live streaming PointsBet Racing, created in partnership with 1/ST Technology.

The app, already live in 25 states, features horse racing from around the world, including the US, UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

Climb Every Green Mountain

Sports betting is poised to conquer Vermont, with House Bill 127 passing its third reading in the state Senate and now set to move back to the House for final confirmation.

The bill allows for up to six online and mobile sportsbooks, a licensing fee and a 20 percent tax rate on revenue.

If only all politics in the US were always so bi-partisan.

The Juice

In combo with its acquisition and revamp of the Tropicana Casino in New Jersey, Caesars has now launched the Tropicana platform in the Keystone State, making it Pennsylvania’s newest online casino.

And in more good news and choice for iGamers, Stakelogic has also just received approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to start offering its games content in the state.

Not A Lot Of People Know This

Finally, Nevada, gambling capital of the universe, may finally end its ban of the humble lottery – for most punters their favourite form of flutter.

If Assembly Joint Resolution 5 passes muster it will amend the state constitution and allow Nevadans a straight yes-no vote on the legal creation of a state lottery.

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