One of Three Lawsuits Challenging Florida’s Online Sports Betting Compact Dismissed

As the Seminole Tribe’s anticipated November 15 online betting “launch” approaches, there has been a flurry of activity in the three lawsuits challenging the online sports betting provisions in the 2021 Seminole Tribal-State Gaming Compact (the Compact) and the corresponding state law ratifying the Compact (the Implementing Law). On Monday, October 18, a Florida federalcontinue reading

Florida-Seminole Sports Betting Gaming Compact Passes Legislature, but Court Challenges Are Expected

On May 19, 2021, the Florida legislature approved a 30-year deal granting the Seminole Indian Tribe (Tribe) exclusive rights to operate sports betting in the state. While the Tribal Gaming Compact received bipartisan support in the legislature and will bring considerable revenue to the state, it will most certainly face legal challenges by gambling opponents on state and federal levels. continue reading

Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Retail and Online Sports Betting, Online Casino Gaming, and DFS

On May 25, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly enacted legislation authorizing retail and online sports betting, online casino gaming and online daily fantasy sports (DFS), to be offered exclusively by the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (the Lottery) and the state’s Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indian Tribes (the Tribes). The expanded gaming bill was developed alongside a new state-tribal gaming compact that will allow the Tribes to conduct retail and online sports betting and DFS operations on tribal land. Even after the bill is signed into law by Governor Ted Lamont, its expanded gaming provisions will only take effect once the new compacts are approved by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Gov. Lamont is expected to submit the compacts for Bureau approval in the coming weeks. continue reading

Sports Betting Vendor and Supplier Licensing: A Primer for Industry Newcomers

The explosive growth of sports betting in the United States has opened the door to a variety of new business opportunities for firms in the technology, hospitality, marketing, and financial services industries. It is critically important for companies in this new space to understand that state licensing and compliance requirements apply not only to sportsbook operators, but also to those doing business with sportsbook operators, such as vendors and suppliers. This article provides an overview of these vendor and supplier requirements, some of which may be surprising to those unfamiliar with the gaming industry. continue reading