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Maryland sports betting growth draws concern over lack of contribution to Problem Gambling Fund

Maryland online sports betting since it started in Nov. 2022 has drawn a predicted $4B in bets, but it also “raises questions about addressing the potential for more people developing an addiction to betting,” according to Hayes Gardner of the BALTIMORE SUN. With 15% of sportsbooks’ profits “going to the state,” sports betting is “expected...
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First year of mobile sports betting in Maryland generates revenue, but also concerns. Could ‘iGaming’ come next?

Once sequestered to the desert of Las Vegas, whispered about over pay phones, and deemed to be a threat to “the integrity of” football by the NFL’s commissioner, the practice of betting on sports has escaped ostracism and emerged as a ballyhooed favorite of sports leagues and fanatics.

Is Kentucky sports betting impacting its neighboring states?

It’s been just short of two months since both in-person and online sports betting became legal here in the state of Kentucky. “I think Kentucky sports betting Kentucky sports betting launch compared favorably with other states of similar size to Kentucky,” said Sports Betting Regulation Expert and Editor for Sports Betting Dime, Robert Linnehan. Last week,...

Sports betting won’t start in North Carolina on Jan. 8, the first allowable date

Sports betting in North Carolina won’t launch on Jan. 8- the first date on which the new law allows for mobile sports betting in the state- as officials hash out rules and licensing issues. The North Carolina Lottery Commission, which is charged with regulating the industry in the state, has until June 15 to launch sports betting...
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XLMedia’s WhichBingo to encourage safer gambling through new partnership with Better Change

Two major institutions from the world of online gambling have come together to ensure that enjoying a bet on a favourite sport, a game of bingo or a spin of a slot can continue to be a safe, positive entertainment-based wagering experience. As the start of Safer Gambling Week in the UK kicks-off, WhichBingo and...
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Six US Affiliates Join Forces to Form the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association

Six like-minded US affiliates have joined forces to form the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA). The newly created body’s job will seek to help affiliate companies serve the online gambling market in a responsible way. The RGAA is comprised of six major affiliates, including Better Collective, Catena Media,, Oddschecker Global Media, Spotlight Sports Group and XLMedia. The six companies believe that affiliates have a responsibility...