Status on gambling in US
Wisconsin Eager to Cash-in on Sports Betting
Wisconsin altered its gaming compact with casinos that will allow sports betting in the state. This comes after Illinois broke 16-monthsports betting record of $5 billion. You can’t help but think that Wisconsin is finally noticing the numbers. 9 states have already recorded $1 billion worth of sports wagering tickets this year alone.
Since the Supreme Court gave states the freedom to decide their sports betting fates in May 2018, $635 million have been generated by states.
Oneida Nation to take on sports betting
Wisconsin Governor Tony Ever announced on July 1st,alteration plans to the state’s gaming compact. The alteration plans allowed Oneida Nation to take on sports bets. This might allow it to write tickets for the Packer’s opener in New Orleans on September 12.
Over 30 jurisdictions including Washington Dc have legalized sports wagering, although some are yet to go live. Wisconsin is looking to add to that number. Reports indicate that Florida is also pushing to legalize the business.
Wisconsin’s Department of Interior which heads tribal compacts gave the green light to the Wisconsin-Oneida amendments.
In Florida, there are legal challenges in the deal that allows Seminole Tribe to accept property bets via mobile apps. The decision from the case could affect betting in California and Wisconsin.
Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, and South Carolina yet to have legislation
Westgate SuperBook executive VP Jay Kornegay had earlier expressed that he expects at least 40 states to legalize sports betting within the coming years. That was three years ago. He now expects the figure to rise to about 45 by May 2022.
Some of the remaining states yet to have legislation include South Carolina, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Many natives from Hawaii frequent Las Vegas such that there is a budding Hawaiian influence in Vegas. Their influence has borne a youth football program that benefits Liberty High. The school received its first title after toppling Bishop Gorman, the 10-time defending state champion.