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Financial crimes prevention and player authentication are two very serious topics of conversation when it comes to online gambling, and a company that became part of the TransUnion group not long ago is well-versed in them.

Established in 2004, iovation provides digital businesses, including online gambling companies, and their end users with different solutions for authentication and fraud and risk prevention. Last year, the company became part of global risk and information solutions provider TransUnion to further cement itself in this extremely important and rapidly growing sector.

In a recent interview with casino information portal RealMoneyAction, Angie White, Product Marketing Manager at iovation, provided insightful bits of information about the company’s role in the iGaming industry as well as the risks that the sector faces daily and how these can be reduced so that end users are well protected.

Head over to RealMoneyAction to read Ms. White’s full interview.

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

The iovation Product Marketing Manager dwelt extensively on credit card fraud and what gambling operators can do to detect and prevent that type of crime. Ms. White pointed out that while credit card fraud remains the most reported type of fraud within the sector, any available gambling payment method could be a target of crime.

She noted that one of the most effective ways to combat the issue of the online gambling industry being used as a tool for different financial crimes is the deployment of device intelligence as it gives access to the historical behavior of a particular device.

High velocity can be one important risk indicator, Ms. White pointed out, further explaining that if a single device sets up a hundred new accounts over a single week, that certainly is an abnormal user behavior and should be investigated.

Illegal Online Gambling Activity in the US

In its 2019 Gambling Industry Report, iovation said that there is a higher risk of illegal gambling activity in the United States than in other markets, with a 119% higher evasion techniques rate recorded in the country as compared internationally.

Ms. White explained that operators going live in the US should bear in mind the fact that they are “dealing with a very fragmented market and sophisticated consumers that know how to mask their location to attempt to bet illegally.” She went on to say that it is imperative for gambling companies to deploy systems that limit play by geographic boundaries if they want to avoid regulatory trouble.

Online casino gambling is currently legal in four US states, with those being Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, which launched its first two online casinos this past Monday (July 15, 2019).

Asked for a word of advice on how online gambling customers can protect themselves, Ms. White said that they should make sure to vote with their feet and register with operators “that have a good reputation and are investing in account protection”, and that while account protection and verification practices could be frustrating, they really are an essential part in the fight against financial crimes and illegal operations.

To learn more about how iovation approaches its task to provide operators and their end users with effective fraud prevention tools and what the industry has done so far and should do in future to tackle financial crime issues, read the full interview with Ms. White on RealMoneyAction.

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Online casino content developer and supplier Red Rake Gaming today announced another major partnership that will help its deliver on its strategy to expand across multiple markets and have its games go live with a vast array of operators.

The company said today that under a recently penned content distribution agreement, its titles are now available across Aspire Global’s network of online gambling operators.

A leading provider of iGaming solutions, Aspire Global and its clients now have access to Red Rake Gaming’s full library of online slots and other popular games, including the newly released The Adventures of Ali Baba as well as Tiger & Dragon, Knights, and Super12Stars. The latter game broke all the supplier’s release records, becoming its highest grossing title since the beginning of the year.

Red Rake Gaming has recorded a hot streak of major deals in recent months that would enable it popularize its content across some of Europe’s most lucrative markets. The company has been particularly focused on expanding its footprint in Portugal where it signed content supply agreements with several locally licensed operators, including Betclic, Casino Portugal, and Bet.pt among others.

Earlier this year, the company also announced that it has been granted a license by the Malta Gaming Authority, which represented an important step in its growth strategy. Red Rake Gaming further committed to Malta by opening an office there and relocating some of its operations in the Mediterranean island nation.

Going from Strength to Strength

Of their latest milestone, Nick Barr, Red Rake Gaming Malta’s Managing Director, said that the Aspire Global deal will help his company grow its share in many of the regulated markets it already is present in. Mr. Barr also praised their newest partner for growing from strength to strength in previous years and continuing to dominate the online gambling space “with its robust, scalable and multi-functional platform.”

Jov Spiero, VP Sales at Aspire Global, added that they are pleased to welcome Red Rake Gaming to their platform and that they see great opportunities for future growth with the supplier boosting their gaming portfolio with its “high quality slots and other popular games.”

Aspire Global itself shared quite an exciting piece of news late last month. The company announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase GMS Entertainment Limited, the owner of online casino games studio Pariplay, in a €13.1 million deal.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be finalized sometime in the third quarter of the year. Aspire Global pointed out that by purchasing Pariplay, it would be able to strengthen its position in the online gambling market through external sales of gaming content.

Commenting on the deal, Aspire Global CEO Tsachi Maimon said last month that the integration of Pariplay into their existing operations would grant them control over “yet another crucial part of the iGaming value chain” and would help them cut costs, broaden their game portfolio, and provide a channel to sell proprietary games outside their own network of businesses.

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A Singapore-based accountant who embezzled more than S$41 million (approx. $30.2 million) over a ten-year period to fuel his excessive gambling habit was sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison earlier today.

Born in Malaysia but residing in Singapore, Ewe Pang Kooi, 65, was found guilty of 50 charges of breach of trust as an agent. He misappropriated a “massive” amount of money between February 2002 and July 2012 while holding three roles in Singapore – as a companies’ liquidator, as a receiver for the assets of a client and as an agent to operate companies’ bank accounts.

Ewe was a certified public accountant and a liquidator. He was a managing partner at accounting firm Ewe, Locke & Partners and a director of tax and financial consulting firm E&M Management Consultants.

Justice Chan Seng Onn said today that Ewe was “driven by an insatiable appetite for gambling” and that “one man’s gambling habit came at a great price for many.”

Ewe was able to deposit back more than S$17 million of the stolen money, but the remaining S$24 million is yet to be recovered.

The errant accountant could have been jailed for life and ordered to pay a massive fine for criminal breach of trust. Over the course of the trial, the prosecution asked for a 30-year sentence, while the defense maintained that between 12 and 18 years would be a reasonable sentence.

The judge said today that Ewe cooperated fully during investigations and did not dispute facts in court, which saved investigative authorities a significant amount of time and resources.

How It Happened

Ewe misappropriated the funds he was entrusted with for his personal benefit and to fuel his gambling habit. His crimes affected 21 companies that had tapped him as a liquidator, including six subsidiaries of tech giant Hewlett-Packard.

As a liquidator, Ewe had access and control over bank accounts and assets of its clients, so he could make payments to creditors and recover the assets of the entities in liquidation. He moved funds between companies to prevent his crimes from being discovered and then gambled the money away at casinos.

His elaborate scheme was eventually discovered by Hewlett-Packard when the company chased him about assets from liquidation. He was forced to admit that he had misappropriated funds.

Psychiatrists who assessed Ewe said that he was a “pathological gambler” and his condition prompted him to treat his clients’ funds as they were his own. The stealing accountant was found to have bet large amounts of up to S$150,000 at casinos for a “kick.”

Ewe said in court that he did not reap any financial benefit crimes and hi did not amass wealth. However, as a patron of Resorts World Sentosa’s casino floor, the accountant was treated to a “permanent” hotel room at the resort and “sufficient points to sustain a comfortable life,” it became known.

The presiding judge said today that he recognized the need for “the court to come down harshly on the accused so as to deter like-minded offenders who […] are given access to large sums of money which may be misappropriate for their personal gain.”

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During its first week of operation, Encore Boston Harbor generated nearly as much gaming revenue as MGM Springfield did for the whole month of June, figures released by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission showed.

The latest integrated resort in the portfolio of Las Vegas gaming and hospitality giant Wynn Resorts opened doors in the Greater Boston area on June 23. Encore Boston Harbor features a 210,000-square-foot gaming floor with 3,100 slot machines and 143 table games in its main area. A second level of the casino floor features an 88-table poker room with high-end poker as well as VIP and private gaming areas.

As the June gaming revenue report released Monday by MassGaming showed, Encore Boston harbor generated $16.8 million in revenue from its first day of operation through June 30. Slot machines accounted for $9.1 million of the revenue bulk, while table games generated more than $7.6 million.

Massachusetts taxes its full-scale casino resorts at 25% on their gaming revenue, which means that Encore Boston Harbor contributed $4.2 million in taxes during its first eight days of operation.

Wynn’s property is Massachusetts’ second integrated resort that, among other products, offers Las Vegas-style casino gambling. Rival MGM Resorts International debuted its property in the city of Springfield last August.

Both MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor as well as the slots-only parlor Plainridge Park Casino were part of an effort initiated by the Massachusetts Legislature in the early 2010s to legalize and regulate commercial casino gambling at up to four locations around the state.

Eventually, lawmakers and regulators approved and licensed three projects. Plainridge Park Casino was the first of all three to open doors.

How Much Did Massachusetts’ Other Casinos Generate In June?

MGM Springfield raked in just under $20 million in gaming revenue last month. Slot machines accounted for $14.7 million, while table games generated $5.25 million in revenue. The resort’s gaming floor spreads over 125,000 square feet of space and features 2,550 slot machines, 120 table games, a poker room, and a high-limit VIP gaming area.

MGM Springfield contributed nearly $5 million in taxes for the state last month, figures by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission showed.

As for Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, it generated gaming revenue of $13.5 million in June. The property features slot machines and electronic gambling, and no table games.

And due to the fact that Plainridge Park Casino’s license is different than that of MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor, the slots parlor is also taxed differently. Under the terms of its license, the facility is required to contribute 49% of its revenue to the state. This means that Plainridge Park Casino has contributed $6.6 million in taxes to Massachusetts for the month of June.

In all, the state took in $15.8 million in gaming taxes from its three commercial properties last month. Under Massachusetts law, 20% of that amount would go to local aid, another 14% would go to an education fund, 10% would be allocated to the rainy day fund, and 9.5% would go to the state’s gaming economic development fund.

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Cyprus Casinos, the Cypriot casino brand of gaming and hospitality giant Melco Resorts & Entertainment, today cut the ribbon on its third satellite casino in the tiny Mediterranean republic.

The facility spreads over 367 square meters on a 13,829-square-meter plot in the heart of Ayia Napa, local news outlet In-Cyprus reports. Its launch follows last month’s first year’s anniversary of the Cyprus Casinos brand’s entry into the newly regulated Cypriot casino market.

C2 Ayia Napa features 50 slot machines, a bar, and an on-site dedicated parking for patrons of the gambling venue. It is open every day from 3:00 pm until 6 am and employs more than 40 people.

As mentioned earlier, the new satellite casino is located in downtown Ayia Napa, known to be one of the most popular tourist hubs in the island nation.

Commenting on today’s launch, Cyprus Casinos and City of Dreams Mediterranean President Craig Ballantyne said that the location of their newest property is ideal. Mr. Ballantyne went on that they are confident “C2 Ayia Napa will help to enhance the city’s tourist product and significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of the local and island’s economy.”

The Ayia Napa facility is the third satellite casino in Cyprus Casinos’ portfolio. The company debuted its first such venues – one in the Cypriot capital Nicosia and the other at Larnaca International Airport – late last year.

Melco’s Cypriot business also currently operates a temporary casino in Limassol, which opened doors last June. The facility will remain operational while the main City of Dream Mediterranean integrated casino resort is under development.

Melco and its local partner, CNS Group, broke ground on the multi-million project this past spring. The resort, Melco’s first outside Asia and Europe’s first of this type and scale, is expected to open doors in late 2021.

Cyprus Casinos Approaches 1 Million Visitor Mark

Cyprus Casinos said earlier this month that its three facilities in Limassol, Nicosia, and Larnaca welcomed nearly 880,000 patrons during the first year since the opening of the Limassol temporary casino. The company also noted that it is on track to welcome its millionth visitor sometime in August.

Under the terms of Melco’s casino gambling license from Cypriot authorities, the company’s local subsidiary can open one more satellite casino. That fourth facility is slated to launch late this year and will be located in the city of Paphos.

Earlier this month, Melco was honored at the 8th Invest Cyprus International Investment Awards for its contribution to the nation’s economy. Commenting on their recognition and their investment effort in Cyprus, Melco’s Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said that the Mediterranean republic has “tremendous economic potential and is now firmly on the radar of international investors.”

The Hong Kong businessman further dwelt that City of Dreams Mediterranean, when it opens doors, will certainly have a huge positive impact on the Cypriot economy and will help the nation attract tens of thousands of international tourists, create hundreds of new jobs, and combat “the tough issue of seasonality.”

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Pennsylvania is just a few hours away from becoming only the fourth US state with regulated online gaming. Two of the state’s 13 brick-and mortar casinos are set to soft-launch today their digital casino operations, thus putting online slots and table games at the fingertips of state residents who are of legal gambling age.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Parx Casino are set to start later today a test period of their online casinos that will be overseen by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The regulator has said that the test period at the two casinos would last two or three days.

Hollywood Casino will be the first property to go live with regulated online gambling. Its soft-launch is scheduled for 11 am local time. The test period of Parx Casino’s digital gaming operation will kick off at 2 pm today.

Both test periods will take place over eight hours a day. If the state gambling regulator is happy with how the test periods turn out, the two casinos will be able to launch their full-scale iGaming operations.

At first, the properties will be able to offer slots and table games. PGCB spokesperson Douglas Harbach explained recently that while online poker is legal under Pennsylvania’s gambling law, it involves players playing against human competitors and it requires more checks to be carried out before this type of product goes live in the state.

SugarHouse Casino Coming Next

SugarHouse Casino, which will soon be rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia, is scheduled to soft-launch its online gaming product on Wednesday. The property’s testing period will last two days, the PGCB has revealed.

Parx Casino and SugarHouse Casino were Pennsylvania’s first two casinos to go live with digital sports betting a few weeks ago. Their online casino offering will be paired with their online sportsbook on desktop and via mobile apps.

Hollywood Casino was Pennsylvania’s first casino to debut a retail sportsbook in the fall of 2018. The property is yet to go live with online sports betting.

The legalization of online gambling and sports betting in Pennsylvania was part of a comprehensive gambling expansion package approved by the state’s Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall of 2017. The move is hoped to bring fresh sources of significant revenues to Pennsylvania’s coffers and to help channeling gambling customers from the black market.

Casino operators interested to conduct online gambling on the territory of the state were given the chance to select between buying separate licenses for online slots, table games, or poker, or paying $10 million license fees to be allowed to offer all three types of products. Most of the license applicants opted to obtain permission to provide all three.

It was in April when the PGCB informed operators that the state would be ready to go live with online gambling in mid-July. The companies were also required to submit their software for review by regulators to ensure that age verification and geo-location tools were in place ahead of the opening of the market.

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Online casino content supplier Pragmatic Play today debuted its new promotional tool Pragmatic Play Enhance, which includes a suite of marketing and gamification features that aim to boost user experience.

Pragmatic Play clarified that its newly launched tool acts as an add-on to the provider’s existing casino content portfolio, which means that operators opting for Pragmatic Play Enhance will not need to invest any development efforts into deploying it.

Now live and available to online gambling operators, Enhance focuses on five key areas, with those being increasing a game’s performance, including the optimization of player engagement and retention, boosting revenue, adding value, and maximizing success for both operators and their customers.

News about the launch of Enhance arrive as Pragmatic Play has been busy to expand its footprint in a number of markets through strategic deals with operators and fellow software providers.

In May, the casino games supplier announced that its brand-new Live Casino offering would go live with Austrian online gambling group Interwetten. Pragmatic Play also announced a similar deal for its recently launched Live Casino product with 1xBet.

Earlier this month, the supplier said that its Live Casino and Bingo offering would become available to customers of iGaming software company SoftSwiss. Pragmatic Play’s Bingo product has, too, been launched only recently.

Key Functionalities

Enhance’s key functionalities include in-game tournaments, free round bonus variations, an advanced random prize drop tool, and a free card enhancer, among others.

Pragmatic Play’s product offering includes online slots, live casino, and bingo. The supplier’s library of in-house content features more than 100 mobile-friendly titles, with those being available in a number of currencies, 26 languages, and across multiple regulated markets. All of Pragmatic Play’s games are available via a single API.

The company releases around three new slots every month and says its growth plans include increasing the number of monthly releases in future.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Pragmatic Play’s Chief Business Development Officer, Yossi Barzely, said that they are delighted to release their gamification promotional tool and that “marketing tools play a vital role in the slot experience of today’s market.” Mr. Barzely added that with the release of Enhance, they believe they are firmly placed to “play a key role as leaders in this area of innovation.”

Pragmatic Play, just as the rest of the iGaming industry, is gearing up preparations for this week’s iGB Live! conference and exhibition show in Amsterdam. The company will be showcasing its multi-product offering, including its new Live Casino and Bingo products, at stand M10 at RAI Amsterdam.

Pragmatic Play also promised to provide interested parties with more information about its Enhance tool. The supplier’s Chief Commercial Officer, Melissa Summerfield, has said in a recent press release that they have “every confidence that [Enhance] will be a big talking point at this year’s show.”

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Sports betting technology provider SBTech today announced that it has been selected to power the retail betting network and online betting operation of Finland’s gambling monopoly Veikkaus.

SBTech won earlier this year a public procurement process to secure a multi-year partnership with the gambling operator and help it “elevate and enhance” the offering it provides to Finnish customers.

SBTech said today that it has started integrating its sports betting platform technology to Veikkaus’ online channel. The Finnish operator is set to launch its brand-new sportsbook in early 2020. The move will be followed by the launch of SBTech’s platform across Veikkaus’ retail network, which is composed of more than 3,000 outlets across the country.

News about the state-run monopoly opting for SBTech’s sportsbook technology arrive as Veikkaus is undergoing a multi-million revamp of its digital casino gaming arm. The operator announced last fall that it has joined forces with major casino content suppliers such as NetEnt and Yggdrasil Gaming to make their titles available to Finnish players.

Veikkaus is the only business authorized to provide gambling services, both across brick-and-mortar facilities and online, on the territory of Finland. However, the company has struggled to compete with unregulated operators that have been targeting Finnish players with attractive bonus offers and other incentives as well as diverse products.

Veikkaus’ recently announced multi-million investment into upgrading its digital arm comes as part of its effort to channel more customers into Finland’s regulated market.

Transforming Veikkaus’ Betting Offering

SBTech said that its sportsbook platform will transform the Finnish operator’s sports betting offering in a manner that will help it drive incremental revenues and build a market share. Key aspects of SBTech’s revamp will include an overhaul of Veikkaus’ existing pre-match and in-play betting services, the addition of bespoke user interface that will be designed for Finnish players, and tailored risk management, among others.

After the integration of SBTech’s platform, Finnish customers of Veikkaus will be able to choose from more than 55 sports and over 2,000 betting markets.

Of their partnership with the Finnish gambling monopoly, SBTech Chief Development Officer Andrew Cochrane said that they look forward to working with Veikkaus’ team to provide “a comprehensive range of innovative features.” Cochrane added that their collaboration with the operator shows the sportsbook technology provider’s commitment to the Nordic region.

Veikkaus Vice President – Betting, Sami Kauhanen, commented that deploying SBTech’s leading-edge technology will significantly enhance their “odds compilation, risk management, and results generation.” Kauhanen added that this means they “can free our sources to focus on our core strengths, such as increasing the attractiveness of our domestic betting offering.”

Aside from its Nordic focus, SBTech has also been looking to extend its stronghold in the US betting market. The company’s technology is currently powering sportsbook across three US states. Most recently, SBTech went live in Arkansas through a partnership with Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino.

Its sportsbook is also live in New Jersey with Golden Nugget and Resorts Casino, and in several Mississippi properties.

Reports emerged last month that US sports betting and DFS operator DraftKings was in advanced talks to buy SBTech to secure an in-house sports betting platform that would play an instrumental role in its US expansion strategy.

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Spectacle Entertainment has entered into an agreement to obtain franchise rights from Hard Rock International for its proposed Terre Haute and Gary casino projects.

News about Hard Rock potentially entering Indiana’s casino market arrive shortly after the state’s Governor, Eric Holcomb, signed into law a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that, among other things, clears a path for the development of a new casino in Terre Haute and the relocation of two riverboat casinos in Gary, currently owned by Spectacle, into a single brick-and-mortar property.

Commenting on the matter, Spectacle attorney John Keeler told Terre Haute news outlet the Tribune-Star that the city’s new casino will be branded Hard Rock and that his company has signed a letter of intent with the Florida-based gaming and hospitality giant.

Keeler went on to explain that their decision to tap the major brand was largely prompted by the recently approved gambling expansion in neighboring Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker last month rubber-stamped a sweeping gambling industry reform that authorizes the addition of six new casinos around Illinois, including in downtown Chicago and Danville. The city of Danville is located approximately 60 miles north of Terre Haute.

Keeler noted that Illinois’ gaming legislation “was water over the dam” and that they knew they “had to do something to be super competitive.”

Spectacle will retain ownership over the casinos in Terre Haute and Gary, but those will be branded Hard Rock. In addition, the Gary-based property will have its day-to-day operations managed by the Florida operator.

Upcoming Referendum

Under Indiana’s recently approved gambling expansion bill, the Terre Haute casino project needs approval from Vigo County voters before being able to move forward. Residents of the county will be able to state their opinion on the matter at a referendum on November 5’s municipal election.

If voters approve the development of a Las Vegas-style casino in Terre Haute, the Indiana Gaming Commission will have the final say on the winning bidder for the Vigo County license.

Keeler told local media that Spectacle has a long way to go as it first needs to win the bid. The company attorney added that the Hard Rock partnership will “really up the ante” in terms of “the quality of the product that we can put in Terre Haute.

While too early to reveal any solid plan on how the Terre Haute property would look, Keeler said that it would be “appropriately sized for the market” and will feature the traditional things that come with a Hard Rock-branded property including rock’n’roll memorabilia and a Hard Rock cafe.

Up until recently, the Florida-based company operated a cafe in the heart of Indianapolis, but shuttered it when its lease expired. However, it said that it was still interested in the Indianapolis market and would open a new facility if it finds the right location.

News about Hard Rock potentially entering the Indiana casino market arrive shortly after the company announced that it is interested in developing a casino in Rockford, Illinois. The company said last week that it would host a special event this coming Tuesday to reveal more details about its Rockford project.

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New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill that authorizes the provision of retail and mobile betting on the territory of the state.

New Hampshire is the second state in the New England region to legalize gambling on sporting events after Rhode Island, which saw its two casinos – Twin River Lincoln and Twin River Tiverton – go live with wagering in late 2018.

A bill calling for the legalization of sports betting was introduced in the state House by Rep. Timothy Lang earlier this year. The piece gained the necessary legislative support in both houses of the state’s General Court and cleared on Friday its final hurdle – a signature by New Hampshire’s top official.

Gov. Sununu said that he was keen to place the first legal bet in the state when operators are finally ready to go live with sports betting.

Under Rep. Lang’s bill bettors will be able to place wagers on professional sports as well as most Division I college sports as long as games do not involve New Hampshire schools.

The piece of legislation allows for retail betting at 10 locations around the state. In addition, customers will be able to place wagers via their mobile devices. Lawmakers said Friday that it will take some time for interested businesses to set up their sports betting operations.

Revenue Projections

New Hampshire’s sports betting industry will be overseen by the state Lottery Commission. Wagering is projected to direct $7.5 million toward the state’s education trust in fiscal year 2021 and $13.5 million in 2023.

Commenting on the state legalizing sports betting, Gov. Sununu said that “we can do it with a lot of confidence because it’s being done responsibly” and that “it’s being done with an organization here at the lottery that just knows what they’re doing.”

The sports betting bill’s prime sponsor, Rep Lang, said that they are happy to be bringing “an illicit activity into the light for our citizens” and that the move is allowing for consumer protections.

Despite now being a law, the bill faced some opposition while being considered in the state Legislature. Betting sceptics argued that the legalization of the practice would only increase New Hampshire’s reliance on problematic revenue sources, referring to the so-called sin taxes the state is collecting from alcohol and cigarettes.

However, proponents pointed out that bringing illegal sports gambling to the surface will help the state provide support for problem gamblers through an organization that would focus on educating the people of New Hampshire as well as preventing and treating those that have fallen victims to problem gambling and gambling addiction.

Gov. Sununu signed the sports betting bill into law this past Friday at the headquarters of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission. The state’s top official helped slice a cake that was decorated with dollar signs and noted that he insists on placing the first ceremonial bet when that becomes possible.

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