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California Democrats endorse “no” vote on online betting measure

California Democrats endorse “no” vote on online betting measure

The California Democratic Party has recommended that those in the state vote against a proposal that would legalise online betting.

The party – which dominates California elections, having controlled both houses of the state legislature since 1996 – announced its official list of endorsements for ballot measures that will appear in the 2022 November election.

That election will include two ballot measures related to sports betting. Tribe-backed Proposition 26, titled the California Legalize Sports Betting on American Lands Initiative. would allow for retail sports betting only on tribal lands.

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Minnesota tribal sports betting bill passed by House

Minnesota tribal sports betting bill passed by House

A bill that would allow online sports betting to be governed by Minnesota’s 11 federally recognised Native American tribes has been passed by the state’s House.

House Bill 778 was passed after its third reading on May 12, following an amendment. It was first introduced on February 4 2021, initially allowing both tribal and commercial betting.

It was adopted by the Committee for Finance and Policy in March this year, along with House Bill 167, which initially focused on sentencing hearings. Both bills were amended to permit sports betting to be operated by the state’s tribes.

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Connecticut sports betting and igaming revenue both decline in February

Connecticut sports betting and igaming revenue both decline in February

Gross gaming revenue from online casino in Connecticut came to $17.2m, down 8.5% from January, while sports betting revenue hit its lowest total for a full month since launching.

Gross gaming revenue is calculated after promotions are deducted. Before these deductions, revenue was $21.6m, down 3.6%.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation – which operates Foxwoods Casino and partnered with DraftKings for online betting and gaming – continued to lead the way in gross online casino revenue, bringing in $13.7m. The tribe made a further $46,953 in revenue from mobile-on-reservation gaming, with its own Foxwoods-branded app.

Meanwhile, the Mohegan Tribe – which partnered with FanDuel – brought in $7.8m in gross revenue.

The combined online casino revenue came on $743.9m worth of stakes, with $493.6m staked with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and $249.5m with Mohegan.

In addition, players staked $17.2m worth of promotional credits with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and $1.0m with Mohegan.
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IGT expands in Washington state with Kalispel Tribe deal

IGT expands in Washington state with Kalispel Tribe deal

International Game Technology (IGT) has signed a multi-year agreement with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians which will see the company expand its sports betting offering to Washington state.

Under the terms of the deal, the Tribe’s Kalispel Casino will use IGT’s technology to power a retail sportsbook, which is due to open at a later date.

IGT first entered the Washington sports betting market in July 2021 via its partnership with Snoqualmie Casino. The company went on to reach a similar agreement with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians and their Angel of the Winds Casino Resort in September.

IGT’s president of sports betting Joe Asher said: “IGT is pleased to build on our sports betting momentum in Washington State and bolster our long-standing partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians by powering sports betting at Kalispel Casino.

“We look forward to bringing a great sports betting experience to the Kalispel Casino so that our long-time partner can further engage its customer..

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