Bill Tracker — Keep Track of Online Gambling in the US

In the ever-changing online gambling landscape of the United States, it is important to stay informed about laws affecting businesses and consumers. JustGamblers recognizes how difficult it is to receive accurate information about the legislative process and is providing a resource that tracks online gambling bills across fifty states.
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JustGamblers tracks state and federal legislation and regulations for US online gambling to make the legislative process more open and accessible. Bills are the primary legislative measure used to propose new laws, and we track each bill across the United States at the federal and state levels.

Arizona

TopicSports Wagering
Bill NameSB 1705 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1705P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill amends Arizona Revised Statutes sections on event wagering by updating lottery prize payment regulations, prohibiting elected officials' names on tickets, mandating the display of winning odds, revising fiscal allocations for specific funds, clarifying electronic keno and mobile game operations, and refining definitions related to event wagering.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicCasinos, event wagering
Bill NameSB 1707 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1707P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill overhauls Arizona gaming regulation by replacing the Department of Gaming with the Arizona Gaming Commission, imposing a five-year industry ban on involved individuals, adjusting funding for the 2021 Compact Trust Fund, increasing nonprofit raffle benefits, setting a termination date for the Gaming Commission, and instructing alignment of statutes with the new provisions.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1575 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetCalendarBillAmendmentPdf/?calendarBillId=757402&itemId=2-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetCalendarBillAmendmentPdf/?calendarBillId=760972&itemId=0-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetCalendarBillAmendmentPdf/?calendarBillId=760972&itemId=1 
Bill InformationThis bill proposes creating the Arizona Gaming Commission by consolidating the Arizona Racing Commission, Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission, and Arizona Department of Gaming, transferring all their responsibilities, licenses, and personnel, specifying commission membership and terms, and including a sunset clause for 2034, while amending and repealing various statutes to reflect these changes and mandating legislative alignment for the next session.
Latest ActionPassed Senate, Government do pass amended
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Wagering
Bill NameSB 1260 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetCalendarBillAmendmentPdf/?calendarBillId=760967&itemId=0-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518790 
Bill InformationThis bill aims to phase out pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast dog racing in Arizona by prohibiting wagering on international simulcasts starting July 1, 2024, and on all simulcast dog racing starting January 1, 2029, while making technical changes, repealing statutes related to charity racing days, and adjusting regulations for dog racing permittees.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateJune 21, 2024

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TopicSports Betting
Bill NameHB 2732 - Arizona House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/HB2732P.htm-https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/proposed/H.2732LIVINGSTON.DOCX.htm 
Bill InformationThis bill proposes amendments to the Arizona Revised Statutes to integrate horse racing permittees in Maricopa County as event wagering operators, redefining relevant terms, clarifying permittee responsibilities, and making technical updates to expand legal sports betting in Arizona.
Latest ActionReferred to Appropriations (House)
DateFebruary 12, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Wagering
Bill NameSB 1260 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1260P.htm-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518790-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetCalendarBillAmendmentPdf/?calendarBillId=760967&itemId=0 
Bill InformationThis bill aims to phase out pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast dog racing in Arizona by prohibiting such wagering on international simulcasts starting July 1, 2024, and on all simulcast dog racing starting January 1, 2029, while making technical changes, repealing statutes related to charity racing days, and clarifying regulations for dog racing permittees.
Latest ActionSigned by Governor
DateJune 21, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 1727 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1727P.htm 
Bill InformationThe bill amends section 5-1318 of the Arizona Revised Statutes to require event wagering operators to pay an annual problem gambling fee of at least three percent of their adjusted gross receipts, to be deposited into the event wagering fund, and appropriates $1,000,000 from the state general fund to support problem gambling programs, exempting this appropriation from lapsing.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1707 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1707P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill restructures gaming regulation in Arizona by replacing the Department of Gaming with the Arizona Gaming Commission, imposes a five-year industry ban on individuals involved in gaming legislation, adjusts funding allocations, increases nonprofit raffle benefits, sets a termination date for the commission in 2034, and mandates statutory alignment with the new provisions.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 06, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1139 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1139P.htm 
Bill InformationThe bill amends section 5-604 of the Arizona Revised Statutes to state that any close relative of the director or an employee of the Department of Gaming with a financial or employment interest in Arizona's gambling industry can lead to their dismissal, updating and clarifying the current law.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateJanuary 23, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameHB 2823 - Arizona House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/HB2823P.htm 
Bill InformationThe bill proposes amendments to section 5-568 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, concerning the allocation of unclaimed lottery prize money.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 12, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1705 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1705P.htm 
Bill InformationThe bill amends Arizona's event wagering laws to ensure lottery prizes are evenly distributed among claimants, prohibit elected officials' names on tickets, require odds of winning to be printed, allocate $900,000 to internet crimes against children enforcement, $100,000 to victims' rights enforcement, clarify rules for electronic keno and mobile games, and update definitions and terminology.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1575 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1575P.htm-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518792 
Bill InformationThis bill proposes creating the Arizona Gaming Commission to consolidate responsibilities from three existing commissions, inheriting their assets and staff, setting membership terms, and including a 2034 sunset clause, while amending and repealing various statutes to reflect these changes and align with the new structure.
Latest ActionPassed the Senate
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Wagering
Bill NameSB 1260 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1260P.htm-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518790 
Bill InformationThis bill aims to phase out pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast dog racing in Arizona by prohibiting it on international simulcasts starting July 1, 2024, and on all simulcast dog racing starting January 1, 2029, while making technical changes and repealing certain statutes related to charity racing days.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateJune 21, 2024

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TopicEsports Betting
Bill NameSB 1719 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1719P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill amends sections 5-1301 and 5-1314 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, updating definitions and operations related to event wagering, notably changing "E-sport" to "E-sport event," adjusting the numbering of definitions, removing "Official league data," requiring league data for tier two sports wagers unless unavailable on reasonable terms, and prohibiting the bundling of sports data for wagering purposes.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1707 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1707P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill replaces the Department of Gaming with the Arizona Gaming Commission, prohibits certain individuals from engaging in the gambling industry for five years post-April 15, 2021, adjusts funding allocations, increases nonprofit raffle benefits, sets a termination date for the commission in 2034, and updates statutes accordingly.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicGambling Licenses
Bill NameSB 1706 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1706P.htm 
Bill InformationThe proposed bill amends Arizona statutes to increase event wagering operator licenses from ten to twenty-two, makes all federally recognized tribes eligible for a license, allows tribes to operate retail and mobile wagering, and mandates the release of license application materials to legislators, enhancing transparency and oversight.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Senate second reading
DateFebruary 07, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1575 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1575P.htm-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518792 
Bill InformationThis bill proposes creating the Arizona Gaming Commission to consolidate the responsibilities of three existing gaming commissions, inherit their assets and personnel, set terms and qualifications for members, and includes a sunset clause for 2034, while amending various statutes to reflect this change and align with the new regulatory structure.
Latest ActionPassed the Senate
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicHorse Race Betting
Bill NameHB 2732 - Arizona House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/HB2732P.htm-https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/proposed/H.2732LIVINGSTON.DOCX.htm 
Bill InformationThis bill allows Maricopa County horse racing permittees from 2023 to apply for event wagering, operator licenses, expands event wagering definitions to include these permittees and racing meetings, redefines sports facilities, and clarifies that licensees aren't responsible for their designees' conduct, aiming to integrate horse racing into Arizona's sports betting framework.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House, referred to Appropriations (House)
DateFebruary 12, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Wagering
Bill NameSB 1260 - Arizona Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.azleg.gov/legtext/56leg/2R/bills/SB1260P.htm-https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/518790 
Bill InformationThis bill phases out pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast dog racing in Arizona by 2029, starting with international simulcasts in 2024, includes technical changes effective retroactively to July 1, 2024, and updates statutes on charity racing days and dog racing permits.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateJune 21, 2024

Connecticut

TopicSports Betting
Bill NameHB 5284 - Connecticut House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/TOB/H/PDF/2024HB-05284-R00-HB.PDF 
Bill InformationThis bill revises Connecticut's gaming laws by introducing new definitions, mandating Department of Consumer Protection oversight over the Connecticut Lottery Corporation's operations including sports wagering, and updating licensing processes while prohibiting certain types of sports bets and animal prizes, with fiscal impacts outlined.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicDog Racing
Bill NameSB 132 - Connecticut Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/TOB/S/PDF/2024SB-00132-R00-SB.PDF
Bill InformationSubstitute Senate Bill No. 132, also known as Public Act No. 24-1, updates Connecticut's dog racing regulations effective October 1, 2024, by repealing and replacing statutes governing animal treatment, commissioner authority, off-track betting fines, pet adoption programs, employment requirements, and tax rates, among other changes.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateMay 09, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameHB 5284 - Connecticut House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/TOB/H/PDF/2024HB-05284-R00-HB.PDF 
Bill InformationHouse Bill 5284 aims to update Connecticut's gaming laws by defining new terms, requiring regulation of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation by the Department of Consumer Protection for lottery integrity, sports betting, and fantasy contests, while also specifying testing protocols for gaming systems, updating licensing procedures, expanding regulatory definitions, and addressing fiscal impacts.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameHB 5282 - Connecticut House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.cga.ct.gov/2024/TOB/H/PDF/2024HB-05282-R00-HB.PDF 
Bill InformationSubstitute House Bill No. 5282 proposes amendments to Connecticut statutes, focusing on the Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) and its employees, introducing a new "delinquency assessment" definition for lottery sales agents, revising penalties for delinquency, implementing hardship waivers for interest, and requiring new licensing procedures for CLC employees effective January 1, 2025, while also addressing licensing fees, disciplinary actions, and fiscal impacts.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateApril 04, 2024

Delaware

TopicCasino Licensing Fees
Bill NameSB 205 - Delaware Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legis.delaware.gov/json/BillDetail/GeneratePdfDocument?legislationId=140848&legislationTypeId=1&docTypeId=2&legislationName=SB205-https://legis.delaware.gov/SessionLaws/Chapter/GetPdfDocument?fileAttachmentId=643634 
Bill InformationThis act encourages more capital investment in Delaware casinos by adjusting how table games licensing fee reductions are structured, allowing investments exceeding minimum requirements under Title 29 of the Delaware Code to qualify, and aligning calculation time periods for both table games and video lottery operations.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateMay 24, 2024

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TopicOnline Sports Betting
Bill NameHB 365 - Delaware House Bill
Sourcehttps://legis.delaware.gov/json/BillDetail/GeneratePdfDocument?legislationId=141175&legislationTypeId=1&docTypeId=2&legislationName=HB365 
Bill InformationThis act establishes the framework for a competitive mobile sports wagering market in Delaware under the Lottery Director's authority, aligning with neighboring states' laws and requiring licensed operators to pay fees, contribute to purses, and adhere to regulatory duties.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateMay 23, 2024

District of Columbia

TopicMobile Sports Wagering
Bill NameB 25-0753 - District of Columbia Council Bill
Sourcehttps://lims.dccouncil.gov/downloads/LIMS/55043/Introduction/B25-0753-Introduction.pdf?Id=187294 
Bill InformationSports Wagering Amendment Act of 2024
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Council
DateMay 06, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameCER 25-0189 - District of Council Bill
Sourcehttps://lims.dccouncil.gov/downloads/LIMS/54919/Introduction/CER25-0189-Introduction.pdf?Id=186101 
Bill InformationProblem Gambling Awareness Month Recognition Resolution of 2024
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Council
DateApril 05, 2024

Florida

TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameHB 7079 - Florida House Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/7079/BillText/Filed/PDF 
Bill InformationThe Fantasy Sports Contest Amusement Act, would require the Florida Gaming Control Commission to regulate and administer fantasy sports contests, including licensing operators, enforcing consumer protections, and ensuring compliance with specific operational and financial standards.
Latest ActionDied on second reading Calendar
DateMarch 08, 2024

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TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1566 - Florida Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1566/BillText/Filed/HTML-https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1566/Amendment/849050/HTML 
Bill InformationApplicants for a fantasy sports contest operator license must pay specified application and annual renewal fees, provide certain written evidence, and remit additional fees, all capped at specified amounts.
Latest ActionDied on Calendar
DateMarch 08, 2024

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TopicGambling Licenses
Bill NameHB 907 - Florida House Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/907/BillText/Filed/PDF 
Bill InformationThe bill revises provisions concerning the Florida Gaming Control Commission, including performance schedules, fees and taxes, occupational and operating licenses, unclaimed tickets, and slot machine licenses.
Latest ActionDied in State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
DateMarch 08, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Betting
Bill NameHB 909 - Florida House Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/909/BillText/Filed/PDF-https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/909/Amendment/844787/PDF 
Bill InformationThe bill revises provisions concerning the Florida Gaming Control Commission and pari-mutuel permit holders, including applicants, licenses, performance dates, suspensions, financial records, race broadcasts, facility leasing, non wagering licenses and horse racing, thoroughbred racing, audits, and waivers.
Latest ActionLaid on Table
DateMarch 05, 2024

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TopicGambling Licenses
Bill NameSB 804 - Florida Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/804/BillText/Filed/HTML-https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/804/Amendment/647638/HTML 
Bill InformationThe bill allows the Florida Gaming Control Commission to deny, suspend, or revoke licenses for false statements, mandates notification of contact information changes, revises the application timeline for pari-mutuel operating licenses, and permits licensed horse tracks to receive out-of-state race broadcasts under certain conditions.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateApril 29, 2024

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TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 1568 - Florida Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1568/BillText/Filed/HTML-https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1568/Amendment/127756/HTML 
Bill InformationThe Fantasy Sports Contest Amusement Act mandates the Florida Gaming Control Commission to enforce the act, sets application requirements for operator licenses, requires specific consumer protections, and mandates record-keeping for a specified period.
Latest ActionDied on Calendar
DateMarch 08, 2024

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TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameHB 679 - Florida House Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/679/BillText/Filed/PDF 
Bill InformationProvides requirements for fantasy sports contests & penalties for violations; exempts fantasy sports contests from certain laws.
Latest ActionDied in Regulatory Reform & Economic Development Subcommittee
DateMarch 08, 2024

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TopicGambling Revenue Allocation
Bill NameSB 1638 - Florida Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1638/BillText/Filed/HTML-https://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/1638/Amendment/693966/HTML 
Bill InformationThe bill allocates a portion of Seminole Tribe gaming revenue to the Indian Gaming Revenue Trust Fund, creates the Local Trail Management Grant Program, authorizes voluntary agreements for environmental services within the Florida wildlife corridor, and appropriates $536 million.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateApril 04, 2024

Illinois

TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameSB 3710 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3710&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=153759&DocNum=3710&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Fantasy Sports Consumer Protection Act allows the Illinois Gaming Board to regulate fantasy contest operators, collect fees and taxes, enforce licensing, and set rules for contests, audits, reporting, and supplier diversity, while excluding fantasy contests from sports wagering definitions and gambling offenses; effective immediately.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameHB 394 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB0394&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=142226&DocNum=394&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateMay 31, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameSB 327 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB0327&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=144037&DocNum=327&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB0327ham001&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=144037&DocNum=327&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 is amended to allow the Illinois Racing Board to manage inter-track and simulcast wagering, remit pari-mutuel taxes to the Board, and distribute charitable funds based on expenditure schedules, while repealing some provisions; effective immediately.
Latest ActionPassed the Senate
DateMay 31, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 3410 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3410&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=152983&DocNum=3410&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3410sam002&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=152983&DocNum=3410&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Substance Use Disorder Act is amended to require the Department of Human Services to establish a public education program on gambling disorders, promote awareness, provide treatment resources, and require gambling establishments to post assistance information, with additional provisions for grants and collaborations.
Latest ActionPassed the Senate
DateMay 31, 2024

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TopicBingo
Bill NameHB 1804 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB1804&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=144649&DocNum=1804&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Bingo License and Tax Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the issuance of bingo licenses by the Department of Revenue.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 19, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameHB 4975 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB4975&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=152910&DocNum=4975&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Substance Use Disorder Act requires a public education program on gambling disorders to promote awareness, provide treatment resources, post assistance information, advise officials, support prevention projects, and award grants for local gambling disorder initiatives.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 05, 2024

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TopicDaily Fantasy Sports
Bill NameHB 5648 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5648&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=154050&DocNum=5648&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Fantasy Sports Consumer Protection Act authorizes the Illinois Gaming Board to regulate fantasy contest operators, including licensing, fees, taxes, penalties, and oversight, while excluding fantasy contests from the definition of "sports wagering" and "gambling place," and grants the Board emergency rulemaking authority.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 05, 2024

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TopicRegulatory Agency
Bill NameSB 280 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB0280&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=143967&DocNum=280&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Department of Lottery and Gaming Act establishes a new department to merge the Illinois Department of the Lottery, the Illinois Racing Board, and the Illinois Gaming Board into a unified entity. It forms a Lottery and Gaming Board led by division directors overseeing Casino Gambling, Video Gaming, Horse Racing, Sports Wagering, and Lottery divisions, while ensuring smooth transitions and necessary adjustments across related legislation.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameSB 1656 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB1656&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=146433&DocNum=1656&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationThe Internet Gaming Act allows Internet gaming operators to offer online gaming under specific licenses, including provisions for branding limits, management services, platform requirements, wagering accounts, licensing criteria, and tax obligations, with funds directed to the State Gaming Fund. It also permits emergency rule adoption and aligns with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameSB 2992 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB2992&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=152118&DocNum=2992&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 and the Illinois Gambling Act by removing restrictions on employment history for board employees regarding prior business engagements with licensees.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameSB 3126 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3126&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=152230&DocNum=3126&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 and the Illinois Gambling Act to allow licensees to withhold winnings reported to the IRS (Form W-2G) to pay delinquent claims owed to the State under the Illinois State Collection Act of 1986. Licensees may withhold up to the full amount of winnings, with an administrative fee capped at 4% of the winnings or $150, whichever is less. These provisions take effect upon the adoption of rules by the Department of Revenue and the State Comptroller and require licensees to display specified signs about withholding winnings.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameSB 327 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB0327&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=144037&DocNum=327&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB0327ham001&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=144037&DocNum=327&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975 to allow the Illinois Racing Board to appoint the Director of Mutuels as the State director for inter-track and simulcast wagering. Directs pari-mutuel taxes to be remitted to the Board instead of the Department of Revenue, with funds distributed to charitable organizations based on estimated grant expenditures. Removes requirements for daily fee deposits and drug testing at county fairs, making additional revisions effective immediately.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateMay 31, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameHB 2239 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB2239&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=146644&DocNum=2239&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationCreates the Internet Gaming Act, allowing operators to offer online gaming under specific licenses. Limits operators to three branded gaming platforms, with provisions for management services agreements. Establishes rules for platform requirements, player accounts, licensing, age verification, and responsible gaming. Imposes a 15% tax on gaming revenues for the State Gaming Fund, permits emergency rulemaking, and aligns with Illinois Administrative Procedure Act changes.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 05, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling and Self-exclusion
Bill NameSB 3312 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3312&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=152713&DocNum=3312&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Gambling Act to require the Illinois Gaming Board to establish a website by January 1, 2025, for individuals to self-exclude from gambling, with rules for implementation.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicGambling Licenses
Bill NameHB 1802 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB1802&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=144646&DocNum=1802&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Gambling Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 19, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameHB 5307 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5307&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=153521&DocNum=5307&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5307ham001&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=153521&DocNum=5307&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Gambling Act to establish the Problem Gambling Task Force, tasked with recommending how the state can best support individuals with gambling problems. Specifies task force membership, duties, and reporting requirements, with administrative support provided by the Department of Human Services.
Latest ActionRe-referred to Rules Committee
DateApril 19, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameHB 5779 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5779&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=154449&DocNum=5779&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act and the Illinois Gambling Act to remove restrictions on hiring employees who had prior business relationships with the respective boards within the past year.
Latest ActionReferred to Rules Committee
DateMarch 14, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameHB 4538 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB4538&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=151743&DocNum=4538&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Lottery Law to allow interactive instant win games online, prohibits gambling games, removes the 2025 repeal of the Internet program, and makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Latest ActionReferred to Rules Committee
DateJanuary 31, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameSB 1055 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB1055&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=145236&DocNum=1055&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB1055sam001&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=145236&DocNum=1055&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameSB 3756 - Illinois Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300SB3756&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=153845&DocNum=3756&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Lottery Law. Provides that the Department of the Lottery's rules shall allow a consumer to redeem all sums of winnings and to withdraw unspent money deposited in the consumer's internet lottery account in the same manner in which it was deposited.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameHB 5229 - Illinois House Bill
Sourcehttps://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5229&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=153440&DocNum=5229&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true-https://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=10300HB5229ham001&GA=103&SessionId=112&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=153440&DocNum=5229&GAID=17&SpecSess=&Session=&print=true 
Bill InformationAmends the Illinois Lottery Law to eliminate the requirement for the Governor to select a private manager for the Lottery, change compensation and operational rules for private managers, and adjust provisions for publishing game-specific rules and payment of prizes.
Latest ActionReferred to Assignments
DateJune 26, 2024

Maine

TopicGambling Revenue Allocation
Bill NameLD 2213 - Maine Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalnotes/FN221302.htm 
Bill InformationAn act to support veterans' organizations and other nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes by updating electronic gambling laws.
Latest ActionPassed the House, carried over
DateMay 10, 2024

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TopicTribal Gambling
Bill NameLD 1777 - Maine House Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalpdfs/FN177702.pdf 
Bill InformationAn act to create economic opportunity for Wabanaki nations through internet gaming.
Latest ActionPlaced in Legislative Files (DEAD)
DateApril 17, 2024

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TopicTribal Gambling
Bill NameLD 1992 - Maine House Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalpdfs/FN199202.pdf 
Bill InformationAn act to legalize historical horse racing and electronic beano to allow Maine gaming licensees and federally recognized Indian tribes to compete with other gaming states.
Latest ActionPlaced in Legislative Files (DEAD)
DateApril 17, 2024

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TopicSelf-exclusion
Bill NameLD 2080 - Maine House Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalpdfs/FN208002.pdf 
Bill InformationAn act to create a universal exclusion list for all forms of gambling in the state.
Latest ActionSigned by Governor
DateApril 16, 2024

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TopicSlot Machines
Bill NameLD 2070 - Maine Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalpdfs/FN207002.pdf 
Bill InformationAn act to implement a facility-based monitoring system for slot machines.
Latest ActionSigned by Governor
DateMarch 19, 2024

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TopicCasino Licensing
Bill NameLD 1944 - Maine House Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP1248&item=1&snum=131 
Bill InformationThe bill requires the State to negotiate casino licenses with federally recognized Indian tribes for operations on both tribal and non-tribal land, excluding Penobscot and Oxford counties.
Latest ActionPlaced in Legislative Files (DEAD)
DateFebruary 06, 2024

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TopicGaming Laws
Bill NameLD 2108 - Maine Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0901&item=2&snum=131 
Bill InformationAn act to amend Maine's charitable organization gaming laws.
Latest ActionSigned by Governor
DateMarch 28, 2024

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TopicSports Wagering
Bill NameLD 2117 - Maine Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_131st/fiscalpdfs/FN211702.pdf 
Bill InformationAn act to amend the laws regarding sports wagering licensing.
Latest ActionSigned by Governor
DateMarch 28, 2024

Maryland

TopicBingo
Bill NameSB 1112 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb1112f.pdf 
Bill InformationAuthorizing certain electronic machines offering a game of instant bingo to provide a player the option to print a paper ticket for each game of instant bingo played.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateFebruary 05, 2024

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TopicPari-mutuel Betting
Bill NameSB 627 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0627f.pdf 
Bill InformationThe legislation shifts oversight of satellite simulcast betting facilities from the State Racing Commission to the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, modifies the definition of "satellite simulcast betting," and permits pari-mutuel betting at these facilities on races simulcast from specified states.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateJanuary 29, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameHB 1319 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1319f.pdf-http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1319t.pdf 
Bill InformationThe legislation allows the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue licenses for Internet gaming, permits the Governor to enter multijurisdictional gaming agreements based on the Commission's recommendation, ensures certain payments to former video lottery employees do not affect benefits calculations, and mandates a referendum for the Act's approval.
Latest ActionPassed the House
DateMarch 21, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameSB 603 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0603f.pdf 
Bill InformationThe law allows the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to license video lottery operators and eligible applicants for Internet gaming, permits the Governor to enter multijurisdictional Internet gaming agreements upon Commission recommendation, and requires a referendum by the State's qualified voters.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateJanuary 29, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 878 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0878f.pdf-http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0878t.pdf 
Bill InformationThe law mandates the Maryland Department of Health to conduct prevalence studies on problem and pathological mobile gambling, with the first study due by July 1, 2029, requires annual reports from the Secretary of Health starting in 2025 on the use of Problem Gambling Fund funds for treatment and prevention programs, and changes how proceeds from fantasy competitions and sports wagering are distributed.
Latest ActionMotion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Guzzone) Adopted
DateApril 08, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameHB 1218 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1218f.pdf 
Bill InformationAuthorizing the State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency to allow a person to purchase a State lottery ticket through an electronic device that connects to the Internet; and altering the distribution of certain lottery proceeds.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateFebruary 08, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameHB 1029 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1029f.pdf 
Bill InformationRequiring the Department of Health to conduct certain prevalence studies concerning problem and pathological mobile gambling; requiring the initial prevalence study to be completed by July 1, 2029; and altering the distribution of certain State lottery, fantasy competition, and sports wagering proceeds.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateFebruary 06, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameSB 565 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0565f.pdf 
Bill InformationThe law allows the General Assembly to authorize the State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission to issue Internet gaming licenses, mandates that implementation legislation include specific criteria and specifications, expresses the General Assembly's intent for the State's share of Internet gaming revenues to fund public education, and requires a referendum for the Act's approval by the State's qualified voters.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateJanuary 29, 2024

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TopicGambling Revenue Allocation
Bill NameSB 903 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb0903f.pdf 
Bill InformationRequiring a mobile sports wagering licensee that is part of an ownership group that operates a video lottery facility in Prince George's County to pay each year $3,500,000 from the proceeds of mobile sports wagering to the Comptroller to be used for local impact grants to nonprofit organizations and municipalities located within 6 miles of the video lottery facility.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate, withdrawn by Sponsor
DateMarch 07, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameHB 1524 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1524f.pdf-http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/Chapters_noln/CH_410_hb1524e.pdf 
Bill InformationThe changes modify the Maryland Stadium Authority's authority to finance horse racing facilities by altering their location, type, and ownership, increasing the debt limit for specified purposes related to racing facilities, mandating financial statements from the Maryland Thoroughbred Racetrack Operating Authority, and requiring legislative review of any lease of the Pimlico racing facility.
Latest ActionSigned into Law
DateMay 09, 2024

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TopicSport Betting Advertisements
Bill NameSB 1066 - Maryland Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb1066f.pdf-http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/sb/sb1066t.pdf 
Bill InformationRequiring, rather than authorizing, certain sports wagering licensees and sports wagering operators that advertise in the State to contract with certain independent evaluators to evaluate and rate the sports wagering licensee's sports wagering content, sports wagering experts, sports wagering influencers, and content partners.
Latest ActionPassed the Senate
DateMarch 28, 2024

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TopicGambling Revenue Allocation
Bill NameHB 224 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb0224f.pdf 
Bill InformationRepealing provisions of law establishing the Small, Minority-Owned, and Women-Owned Business Sports Wagering Assistance Fund.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House, withdrawn by Sponsor
DateFebruary 12, 2024

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TopicSports Betting Advertisements
Bill NameHB 1219 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb1291f.pdf 
Bill InformationRequiring, rather than authorizing, certain sports wagering licensees and sports wagering operators that advertise in the State to contract with certain independent evaluators to evaluate and rate the sports wagering licensee's sports wagering content, sports wagering experts, sports wagering influencers, and content partners.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateFebruary 09, 2024

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TopicSports Wagering
Bill NameHB 526 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb0526f.pdf 
Bill InformationRequiring the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission, subject to certain limitations, to accept and consider applications for sports wagering facility licenses and mobile sports wagering licenses submitted before January 1, 2026; and altering the termination date of certain provisions of law requiring the application of the Minority Business Enterprise Program to the sports wagering industry.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateJanuary 24, 2024

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TopicPolitical Donations
Bill NameHB 132 - Maryland House Bill
Sourcehttp://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2024RS/bills/hb/hb0132f.pdf 
Bill InformationRepealing the prohibition on applicants for and holders of video lottery operation licenses and persons who own an interest in video lottery facility operations in the State from directly or indirectly making contributions to the campaign finance entity of a candidate for any nonfederal public office in the State or any other campaign finance entity organized in support of a candidate for any nonfederal public office in the State.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateJanuary 05, 2024

Massachusetts

TopicLottery
Bill NameHD 5022 - Massachusetts House Bill
Sourcehttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/193/HD5022.pdf 
Bill InformationAnnual report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission for calendar year 2023.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateApril 10, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameSD 3134 - Massachusetts Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/193/SD3134.pdf 
Bill InformationAnnual report of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission for calendar year 2023.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateApril 04, 2024

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TopicGambling Regulations
Bill NameS 2573 - Massachusetts Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://malegislature.gov/Bills/193/S2573.pdf 
Bill InformationCommunication from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (pursuant to Section 9B of Chapter 128A of the General Laws) submitting proposed regulations for 205 CMR 15.00 relative to racing meeting licensing.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate
DateMarch 04, 2024

Michigan

TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 934 - Michigan Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2024-SIB-0934.pdf-https://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2024-SEBS-0934.pdf 
Bill InformationGaming: other; expenditures to the compulsive gaming prevention fund; modify. Amends sec. 16 of 2019 PA 152 (MCL 432.316).
Latest ActionReferred to Committee on Appropriations
DateJune 20, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 933 - Michigan Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2024-SIB-0933.pdf-https://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2024-SEBS-0933.pdf 
Bill InformationGaming: other; expenditures to the compulsive gaming prevention fund; modify. Amends sec. 16 of 2019 PA 149 (MCL 432.416).
Latest ActionReferred to Committee on Appropriations
DateJune 20, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameSB 931 - Michigan Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2024-SIB-0931.pdf-https://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2023-2024/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2024-SEBS-0931.pdf 
Bill InformationGaming: other; compulsive gaming prevention fund; modify. Amends sec. 3 of 1997 PA 70 (MCL 432.253).
Latest ActionReferred to Committee on Appropriations
DateJune 20, 2024

Nebraska

TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameLB 311 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB311.pdf 
Bill InformationChange dates related to the required market analysis and socioeconomic-impact studies under the Nebraska Racetrack Gaming Act.
Latest ActionIndefinitely postponed
DateApril 18, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameLB 148 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB148.pdf 
Bill InformationChange powers and duties of the State Racing and Gaming Commission related to licensed racetrack enclosures and change dates related to the required market analysis and socioeconomic-impact studies.
Latest ActionIndefinitely postponed
DateApril 18, 2024

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TopicGambling Revenue Allocation
Bill NameLB 168 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB168.pdf 
Bill InformationChange provisions relating to sports wagering and distribution of taxes collected from sports wagering on instate collegiate sporting events.
Latest ActionIndefinitely postponed
DateApril 18, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameLB 1204 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB1204.pdf-https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/AM/AM2640.pdf 
Bill InformationChange provisions relating to certain lotteries and raffles, certain tobacco and nicotine delivery products, the State Lottery Act, the Nebraska Liquor Control Act, the Tobacco Products Tax Act, and public records.
Latest ActionProvisions amended, signed into Law
DateApril 25, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameLB 981 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB981.pdf 
Bill InformationChange and eliminate provisions relating to the Nebraska Lottery and Raffle Act and the Nebraska Small Lottery and Raffle Act.
Latest ActionBill introduced, provisions amended
DateApril 25, 2024

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TopicLottery
Bill NameLB 1000 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB1000.pdf 
Bill InformationProvide anonymity for certain state lottery prize winners.
Latest ActionBill introduced, provisions amended
DateApril 25, 2024

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TopicRacetracks
Bill NameLB 542 - Nebraska Legislature Bill
Sourcehttps://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/108/PDF/Intro/LB542.pdf 
Bill InformationChange provisions relating to the Nebraska Racetrack Gaming Act.
Latest ActionIndefinitely postponed
DateApril 18, 2024

New Jersey

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TopicBingo
Bill NameA 4589 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A5000/4589_I1.PDF
Bill InformationPermits use of credit card, debit card, or other electronic payment for bingo, raffles, and penny auctions.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
DateJune 17, 2024

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TopicHorserace Betting
Bill NameS 3455 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3455_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProvides for automatic renewal of off-track wagering licenses; modifies certain operating requirements for simulcasting facilities; reduces minimum number of annual thoroughbred races from 50 to 25.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
DateJune 17, 2024

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TopicHorserace Betting
Bill NameA 4597 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A5000/4597_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProvides for automatic renewal of off-track wagering licenses; modifies certain operating requirements for simulcasting facilities; reduces minimum number of annual thoroughbred races from 50 to 25.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateJune 17, 2024

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TopicBingo
Bill NameS 3436 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3436_I1.PDF
Bill InformationPermits use of credit card, debit card, or other electronic payment for bingo, raffles, and penny auctions.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJune 13, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameS 3344 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3344_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes public awareness campaign concerning risks of gambling and resources available to compulsive gamblers; appropriates $200,000.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJune 03, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameS 3300 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3300_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes a hotline for reporting behavior negatively affecting the integrity of sporting events and excludes persons responsible from future sports wagering activities; prohibits certain sports wagering advertisements; and requires independent oversight of sports wagering operations to ensure integrity.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateMay 20, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameA 4398 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A4500/4398_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes hotline for reporting behavior negatively affecting integrity of sporting events and excludes persons responsible from future sports wagering activities; prohibits certain sports wagering advertisements; requires independent oversight of sports wagering operations to ensure integrity.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateMay 16, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameA 3270 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A3500/3270_I1.PDF
Bill InformationDirects State Lottery Commission to permit lottery player to submit and validate lottery claims of $600 or more via Internet, mobile application, or other electronic means.
Latest ActionReported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
DateMay 16, 2024

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TopicSports Betting Advertisements
Bill NameS 3284 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3284_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires sports wagering advertisements and applications to include warning of risks of gambling.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateMay 16, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Problem Gambling
Bill NameS 3283 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3283_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes annual fee for sports wagering licensees; directs funds from such fees to Council on Compulsive Gambling and gambling addiction treatment programs.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateMay 16, 2024

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TopicUnderage Gambling
Bill NameS 3246 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3246_I1.PDF
Bill InformationChanges underage gambling from disorderly persons offense to civil penalty; provides for deposit of all associated fines to local public safety funds.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateMay 16, 2024

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TopicOnline Casinos and Human Trafficking
Bill NameS 3224 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3224_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires casino license to integrate informational module into Internet gaming platform educating users on human trafficking.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateMay 13, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameS 3184 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3184_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires public institution of higher education to establish gambling addiction prevention program.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Higher Education Committee
DateMay 09, 2024

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TopicOnline Casinos and Human Trafficking
Bill NameA 4190 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A4500/4190_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires casino license to integrate informational module into Internet gaming platform educating users on human trafficking.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateApril 15, 2024

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TopicCollege Sports Betting and Player Props
Bill NameS 3080 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3080_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProhibits sports wagering licensees from offering player-specific proposition bets on college sports.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateApril 11, 2024

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TopicOnline Casino and Sports Betting
Bill NameS 3064 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3064_I1.PDF
Bill InformationIncreases tax on Internet casino gaming and Internet sports wagering to 30 percent.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateApril 8, 2024

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TopicOnline Casino and Self-exclusion
Bill NameS 3063 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S3500/3063_I1.PDF
Bill InformationPermits civil liability against casinos and simulcast facilities for reckless indifference or intentional misconduct toward persons self-excluded from gaming activities.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateApril 8, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameACR 127 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/ACR/127_I1.PDF
Bill InformationDeclares Division of State Lottery's new rule concerning online lottery sales inconsistent with legislative intent.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateMarch 18, 2024

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TopicUnderage Gambling
Bill NameA 4066 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A4500/4066_I1.PDF
Bill InformationChanges underage gambling from disorderly persons offense to civil penalty; provides for deposit of all associated fines to local public safety funds.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateMarch 14, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameA 3759 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A4000/3759_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProhibits internet sale of lottery tickets by State Lottery Commission.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
DateFebruary 22, 2024

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TopicParimutuel Betting
Bill NameS 2419 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S2500/2419_I1.PDF
Bill InformationPermits wagering by business entities with horse racing and sports pool operators.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 29, 2024

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TopicElectronic Sports Wagering
Bill NameS 2417 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S2500/2417_I1.PDF
Bill InformationIncludes electronic sports event as sports wagering; authorizes electronic sports wagering at certain locations.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 29, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameS 1242 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S1500/1242_I1.PDF
Bill InformationMakes compulsive gambling prevention, education, and treatment program optional penalty for casino gambling by person under legal age of 21; makes fine optional.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicGambling Advertisement
Bill NameS 2156 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S2500/2156_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRestricts advertising for casino games and sports pools under certain circumstances.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicOnline Gambling
Bill NameS 152 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S0500/152_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProvides amounts remaining in inactive Internet gaming accounts will be abandoned property after three years under unclaimed property law.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameA 1711 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A2000/1711_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires school districts to provide instruction on risks of compulsive gambling as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameS 2272 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S2500/2272_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes "Gambling Treatment Diversion Court Pilot Program" with the criminal justice system.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicSports Betting
Bill NameA 108 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A0500/108_I1.PDF
Bill InformationEstablishes penalties for accepting wagers on prohibited sports events.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicResponsible Gambling
Bill NameA 1715 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A2000/1715_I1.PDF
Bill InformationRequires public institution of higher education to establish gambling addiction prevention program.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicSelf-exclusion
Bill NameA 430 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A0500/430_I1.PDF
Bill InformationAllow problem gamblers to request placement on Division of Gaming Enforcement's list for self-excluded persons through division's website, by mail, or in-person.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameS 288 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S0500/288_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProhibits circumventing security measures for certain online ticket sales.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameA 3069 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A3500/3069_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProhibits circumventing security measures for certain online ticket sales.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameSCR 78 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/SCR/78_I1.PDF
Bill InformationDeclares Division of State Lottery's new rule concerning online lottery sales inconsistent with legislative intent.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicOnline Lottery
Bill NameS 2159 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S2500/2159_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProhibits internet sale of lottery tickets by State Lottery Commission.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicHorse Betting and Online Casinos
Bill NameA 107 - New Jersey Assembly Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/A0500/107_I1.PDF
Bill InformationAllows horse racetracks to be available for placing wagers at casinos in Atlantic City using Internet.
Latest ActionIntroduced, Referred to Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicCasino, Slot Machines and Horse Racetracks
Bill NameSCR 14 - New Jersey Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/SCR/14_I1.PDF
Bill InformationProposes constitutional amendment giving Legislature authority to establish slot machine gambling at horse racetracks; dedicates revenues derived to support State-administered defined benefit retirement systems, casinos, improvements to Atlantic City, and horse racing.
Latest ActionIntroduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
DateJanuary 9, 2024

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameSB 1263 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1263&pn=1746 
Bill InformationThis Act amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to update definitions, prize limits, sales restrictions, and regulations for distributors and manufacturers. It also revises provisions for club licensees, enforcement, local options, advertising, and various aspects of tavern gaming.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateJune 20, 2024

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TopicResponsible gambling
Bill NameSB 1142 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1142&pn=1491 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Pennsylvania laws on amusements, crimes, and health, addressing state and local gaming revenues, licensure, operations, enforcement, and taxes. It also establishes the Local Gaming Fund and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Programs Fund, and updates penalties for gambling offenses.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 05, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 969 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0969&pn=1241 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Pennsylvania's Title 18 to update provisions and penalties related to gambling devices and gambling offenses.
Latest ActionReferred to Judiciary
DateNovember 16, 2023

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TopicBingo
Bill NameSB 711 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0711&pn=0783 
Bill InformationThis Act amends the Bingo Law of July 10, 1981, updating licensing and operation rules.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 24, 2023

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TopicBingo
Bill NameMemorandum 38613 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=S&SPick=20230&cosponId=38613
Bill InformationThis legislation will allow organizations with a Bingo License to sell event tickets online using debit cards, ensuring uniformity across counties. This bill clarifies ticket sales online without permitting online bingo gameplay.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the Senate on the 7th of March, 2023
DateDecember 13, 2022

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameMemorandum 41261 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20230&cosponId=41261
Bill InformationRepresentative Mustello will introduce legislation to update the Local Small Games of Chance Act to help charitable organizations. The bill will allow new paper pull tab games, eliminate certain restrictions on prize limits and ticket quantities, and provide more ways for these organizations to raise funds and support their communities.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House on the 9th of August, 2023
DateAugust 9, 2023

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameHB 2444 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=2444&pn=3379 
Bill InformationThis Act amends the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act to update definitions, prize limits, and sales restrictions, and to introduce provisions for pull-tab deals. It also revises licensing, proceeds distribution, enforcement, and auditing by the Auditor General.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateJune 24, 2024

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TopicCasino
Bill NameSB 1254 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1254&pn=1715 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update definitions, regulatory authority, and licensing related to gaming. It also addresses slot machine and table game regulations, revenue deposits, enforcement, penalties, liquor licenses at gaming facilities, and introduces live-streaming on casino floors.
Latest ActionRe-committed to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateJun 12, 2024

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TopicCasino
Bill NameSB 1211 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1211&pn=1638 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update the self-exclusion list for gaming activities and related penalties.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 28, 2024

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TopicSports betting and Responsible Gambling
Bill NameHR 418 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0418&pn=3048 
Bill InformationA Resolution directing a study on sports betting in the Commonwealth to recommend ways to regulate the industry, reduce problem gambling, gambling debt, and children's exposure to sports betting ads.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateMay 03, 2024

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TopicCasino
Bill NameMemorandum 42602 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20230&cosponId=42602 
Bill InformationThis proposed legislation removes the minimum number of slot machines, allowing casinos to adjust slot machine numbers based on demand, with significant reductions requiring Gaming Control Board approval to ensure no adverse impacts on revenue, taxes, employees, or local governments.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateApril 30, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1159 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1159&pn=1540 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to update prohibitions on fantasy contests, authorize iLottery, regulate interactive gaming transactions, and authorize sports wagering.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApr 22, 2024

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameSB 1263 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1263&pn=1746 
Bill InformationThis Act updates the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act by clarifying definitions, adjusting prize limits and sales restrictions, and enhancing regulations for distributors and manufacturers. It also modifies rules for club licensees, enforcement procedures including license revocation, and regulations for tavern gaming licenses and revenue distribution.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateJune 20, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1211 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1211&pn=1638 
Bill InformationThis Act updates Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to improve administration and enforcement related to self-exclusion from gaming activities and penalties for prohibited acts.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 28, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Responsible Gambling
Bill NameHR 418 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0418&pn=3048 
Bill InformationA Resolution directing a study on sports betting in Pennsylvania to recommend better regulations aimed at reducing problem gambling, gambling debt, and children's exposure to sports betting ads.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateMay 03, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1159 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1159&pn=1540 
Bill InformationThis Act updates Pennsylvania's Amusements laws regarding fantasy contests, iLottery authorization, interactive gaming transactions, and sports wagering authorization.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 22, 2024

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TopicHorse Racing
Bill NameHB 2042 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=2042&pn=2604 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Titles 4 and 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to audit the Race Horse Development Trust Fund, enhance enforcement procedures, define terms more clearly, update licensing procedures, regulate terminal operations and gambling hours, adjust revenue distribution, address ethical concerns, update gambling offenses, and repeal outdated provisions.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateFebruary 20, 2024

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TopicSkill Games and Responsible Gambling
Bill NameMemorandum 42079 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20230&cosponId=42079 
Bill InformationA legislation to regulate and tax Pennsylvania's skill game industry, which has operated without state oversight or consumer protections. This bill aims to align skill games with existing regulations for Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) in truck stops, limiting their number statewide to 50,000 and 5 per location, while implementing protections against problem and underage gambling, similar to those for VGTs.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateFebruary 15, 2024

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TopicSelf-exclusion
Bill NameSB 1211 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1211&pn=1638 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in administration and enforcement, further providing for list of persons self-excluded from gaming activities and for prohibited acts and penalties.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 28, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Responsible Gambling
Bill NameHR 418 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0418&pn=3048 
Bill InformationA Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on sports betting in this Commonwealth, including recommended methods to further regulate the industry in order to reduce problem gambling behaviors, gambling debt and the exposure of children to sports betting advertisements.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateMay 03, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1142 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1142&pn=1491 
Bill InformationThis Act amends Pennsylvania's statutes to enhance regulation and revenue distribution for gaming, establish local gaming terminals, address ethical considerations, update gambling laws, establish an emergency management fund, prescribe penalties, and allocate funds.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 05, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1159 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1159&pn=1540 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in fantasy contests, further providing for prohibitions; in lottery, further providing for iLottery authorization; in interactive gaming, further providing for interactive gaming account credits, debits, deposits and payments; and, in sports wagering, further providing for authorization to conduct sports wagering.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 22, 2024

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameHB 2444 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=2444&pn=3379 
Bill InformationThis Act updates the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act by clarifying definitions, adjusting prize limits and sales restrictions, introducing pull-tab deals, updating distributor and manufacturer regulations, revising club licensee distribution rules, enhancing enforcement measures including license revocation, and requiring audits by the Auditor General for eligible organizations.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateJune 24, 2024

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TopicSmall Games of Chance
Bill NameSB 1263 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1263&pn=1746 
Bill InformationThis Act updates the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act by clarifying definitions, adjusting prize limits and sales restrictions, regulating distributors and manufacturers, enhancing club licensee rules, strengthening enforcement measures, and updating regulations for tavern gaming.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateJune 20, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameHB 2078 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=2078&pn=2654 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, further providing for regulatory authority of board.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateMarch 05, 2024

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TopicSelf-exclusion
Bill NameSB 1211 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1211&pn=1638 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in administration and enforcement, further providing for list of persons self excluded from gaming activities and for prohibited acts and penalties.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 28, 2024

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TopicSports Betting and Responsible Gambling
Bill NameHR 418 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0418&pn=3048 
Bill InformationA Resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a study on sports betting in this Commonwealth, including recommended methods to further regulate the industry in order to reduce problem gambling behaviors, gambling debt and the exposure of children to sports betting advertisements.
Latest ActionReferred to Gaming Oversight
DateMay 03, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1159 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1159&pn=1540 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in fantasy contests, further providing for prohibitions; in lottery, further providing for iLottery authorization; in interactive gaming, further providing for interactive gaming account credits, debits, deposits and payments; and, in sports wagering, further providing for authorization to conduct sports wagering.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 22, 2024

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TopicSports Wagering and Esports Betting
Bill NameMemorandum 42402 - Pennsylvania House Bill
Sourcehttps://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20230&cosponId=42402 
Bill InformationPennsylvania's sports wagering laws, though early to legalize after the 2018 Supreme Court decision, currently exclude E-Sports events and lack authority for the Gaming Control Board to approve new types of sporting events like the NFL draft, prompting a forthcoming legislation to authorize E-Sports betting and grant the PGCB discretion in expanding betting options while maintaining strict regulatory standards.
Latest ActionIntroduced to the House
DateMarch 28, 2024

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TopicSelf-exclusion
Bill NameSB 1211 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1211&pn=1638 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in administration and enforcement, further providing for list of persons self excluded from gaming activities and for prohibited acts and penalties.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateMay 28, 2024

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TopicGambling
Bill NameSB 1159 - Pennsylvania Senate Bill
Sourcehttp://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2023&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=1159&pn=1540 
Bill InformationAn Act amending Title 4 (Amusements) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in fantasy contests, further providing for prohibitions; in lottery, further providing for iLottery authorization; in interactive gaming, further providing for interactive gaming account credits, debits, deposits and payments; and, in sports wagering, further providing for authorization to conduct sports wagering.
Latest ActionReferred to Community, Economic and Recreational Development
DateApril 22, 2024

JustGamblers Bill Tracker Explained

  • Topic: We track gambling topics such as Bingo, Casino, Daily Fantasy Sports, Online Gambling, Internet Gaming, Online Lottery, Poker, and Sports Betting.
  • Bill Name: Represent Bill Code and Type of Bill.
  • Bill Information: A summary is provided based on the bill's synopsis.
  • Latest Action: Status description (Passed Senate, Passed Assembly, and Signed into Law) along with the Committee it was introduced to.
  • Date: Date of when the bill was subject to recent status change.
  • Source: PDF link to the official bill.

The Legislative Process for Gambling Laws in the US

The legislative process in the United States can generally be outlined in seven steps:

  1. Origin of a Bill: A bill is a proposal for a new law or an amendment to an existing law. It can originate from a current U.S. Senate or House of Representatives member or be suggested during their election campaign. Additionally, individuals or citizen groups can petition a member of Congress to introduce a bill on their behalf.
  2. Committee Assignment: Once a bill is introduced, it is assigned to a committee. The committee members will research the bill, discuss its merits, and make any necessary changes.
  3. Chamber Vote: After the committee's review, the bill is presented to the entire chamber (either the Senate or the House of Representatives) for a vote.
  4. Review by the Other Chamber: If the bill passes in one chamber, it moves to the other chamber. Here, it undergoes a similar process of research, discussion, amendments, and voting.
  5. Reconciliation of Differences: If both chambers pass different versions of the bill, they must reconcile any differences. Both chambers then vote on the final unified version of the bill. If it passes, the bill is sent to the president.
  6. Presidential Consideration: The president reviews the bill. The president can either approve and sign the bill into law or veto it.
  7. Veto and Override: Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers if the president vetoes the bill. If Congress succeeds, the bill becomes law. However, suppose the president does not sign the bill, and Congress adjourns during this period. In that case, the bill is automatically vetoed through a process known as a pocket veto, which Congress cannot override.
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