#17 Weekly Digest – Latest News in US Gambling World
This is a gambling news digest providing you information about the latest updates about the online gambling world in the United States. If you are an avid gambler, check out what’s going on in the US world of gambling.
Borgata Casino App By BetMGM Goes Live in Pennsylvania
BetMGM, a well-known leading gambling operator, has launched its second online gambling platform in Pennsylvania. It has happened after an agreement with the Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Consecutively, it has found its way into the online market of Pennsylvania. The casino app is compatible with both IOS and Android devices and can also be operated from a desktop.
The platform is the 14th gaming site to go live in this US state. According to the CEO of BetMGM Adam Greenblatt, the app is set to launch after receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). He also said that upon the launch, they would deliver a wide range of content to players. After the casino, it is the second venture of BetMGM, offering blackjack, progressive jackpot, video poker, and slot tournaments. The progressive slot is linked to slot games starting at $300,000. Newbies signing up for the first time will receive a welcome bonus of up to $1000 with a free play of $20. The players in Pennsylvania will definitely have a great time playing here. The brand continues to expand in various parts of the US, and its objective is to ensure responsible gaming.
The state has plenty of choices for gamblers when it comes to gaming. But the functionality and layout of the app are unique aspects to catch peoples’ attention. Numerous advantages can be received by players in terms of bonuses and promotions when they start gambling here.
Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inks New York Market Agreement with Tioga Downs
The online gambling market in the United States is doing great after legalization took place. Golden Nugget Online Gaming, Inc. is already operating in Michigan and New Jersey. Now it has revealed that they have struck a deal with Tioga Downs Casino Resort in New York. The partnership permits GNOG to start an online gaming platform in the state. The agreement is for two decades subjected to regulatory approval, legislation, and licensing.
If the lawmakers of NY authorize mobile sports betting and online gambling, GNOG will operate its interactive platform with Tioga Downs. A percentage of net gaming revenue is expected to be shared with the racetrack casino present at the New York-Pennsylvania border by GNOG. NY became the 9th state to give access to GNOG to operate. The president of GNOG has stated that they are eagerly waiting to sign the deal with Tioga Downs and Jeff Gural. GNOG, one of the most experienced online teams, has proven to have the best track record in NJ.
Considering that, it is predicted that GNOG will do great in New York. It is an iconic brand with award-winning operations and superior products. The awards they have received are the 15 eGaming Review North America Awards with the Operator of the Year in 2018, 2017, 2019, 2020. The platform is a leading operator and was the first to bring Live Casino and Live Dealer to the United States. The NY market is expected to grow by a huge number in terms of revenue if sports betting and online casinos get legalized. In a short time, it will become the richest iGaming market in the country.
The NY state has a population of 19.5 million residents, and it is expected that the online gambling market will reach $2 billion in Gross Gaming Revenue at maturity. Presently, the position of top iGaming GGR earner is attained by New Jersey as it won a total of $970.3 million. However, the population of NY is more than NJ, so the revenue is expected to grow.
North Dakota House Approves Online Poker And Sports Betting Bills
Many gamblers are playing online poker in the state, which is neither regulated nor taxed. There is no proof as the machines are fair or not as nothing is known about it. That’s why the House representatives have passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 3012 by a 54-40 vote. Similarly, the resolution of sports betting was also approved by a 70-24 vote. The people against the bills claim that they find gambling activities can develop gambling issues. However, everyone has to wait till any update comes from the authorities.
Now the state constitution will decide if the gambling expansion must be amended or not. It is difficult to say how the Senate will decide but various rounds of legalization were going on since 2005. In between, for a few years, not much effort was made because of the ban on online gambling. But in 2018, when the Supreme Court of the United States overrules the law and sanctioned online gambling, betting was legalized in various parts. However, the state was unable to pass the bill in the session. Presently, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Michigan have the permission of online poker sites. Recently, West Virginia legalized it, but no sites were launched. Many states will see a positive sign, and North Dakota tops the lists.
As of now, only offshore poker is available in the state, but once the law gets sanctioned, people can play through several platforms. The population is quite less compared to other states. So, the state may not be an attractive ring-fenced online poker market. But it can be a welcome addition to liquidity sharing while sharing player pools with other states for online regulated poker. In NJ, Nevada, and Delaware, only 888 poker/WSOP is allowed to pool its players. Pennsylvania, Michigan, and NJ are expected to permit PokerStars for sharing bettors between respective borders. When the state fits in, it will be a great boost for the multi-state network. The launching of online poker sites will not only help ND but also other states. The citizens of the state have to wait for the next update to receive news connected to it.