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Arkansas Racing Commission drafting new casino legislation

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The Arkansas Racing Commission has started drafting rules for the new casino regulation. This is after the state’s voters had approved a move to expand gambling. The legislation would make the path to the creation of fully developed casinos in the state.

The deadline for approval of the proposed new regulation is March 14.

At present casinos are legalized in four Arkansas counties, including horse and dog tracks that already offer electronic gambling.

Both Southland Gaming and Racing in West Memphis and Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs have electronic gambling, but the state’s Amendment 100 allows them to expand into full-fledged casinos.

Commissioners have also discussed adopting emergency casino-application rules that would allow prospective casinos to begin construction sooner.

Officials in Jefferson County have already written letters of support for Downstream Development Authority of the Quapaw Tribe to build the proposed Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff.

Alex Gray, an attorney for Downstream Development Authority, told the commission that expediting the application process could allow his group to break ground on construction early next year. Gray said once the rules are approved, casinos can start generating tax revenue for the state and local communities.

However, several commissioners have cautioned against moving too fast, noting that the public is watching to ensure the state’s casino expansion has a smooth rollout.

Alex Lieblong, chairman of the Arkansas Racing Commission, recommended the commission review the application rules before assembling again later this month.

Lieblong said the group could vote on whether to use the expedited approval process at that meeting.

“We are not whatsoever trying to be a roadblock,” Lieblong said. “We’re just trying to make sure that it’s done in the fairest possible way for Arkansas.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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IGT Extends Contract with Kansas Lottery for Providing INTELLIGEN™ System

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International Game Technology PLC, has signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas Lottery for providing its INTELLIGEN™ central computer system and services to monitor electronic gaming machines throughout the state. The new deal, an extension of the original central system services agreement awarded to IGT in 2008, will start on December 15, 2019 and end on December 14, 2022.

“We have leveraged more than 20 years of development expertise and knowledge gathering with gaming central system customers throughout the world to produce the INTELLIGEN system to ensure it’s equipped with the most advanced tools for our customers,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, North America Lottery. “IGT and the Kansas Lottery have built a strong partnership since this contract began more than 10 years ago, and we’re pleased to be furthering this relationship by continuing to provide our advanced system to the nearly 5,000 electronic gaming machines in the state.”

“IGT’s INTELLIGEN system has helped the Kansas Lottery meet the objectives of operating our electronic gaming machines with the highest standards of integrity and security to benefit the state for the last 10 years,” said Stephen Durrell, Kansas Lottery Acting Executive Director “We look forward to continuing our relationship over the next few years.”

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Rivers Casino Schenectady submits comment on legalising sports betting

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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady has submitted a comment on the New York State Gaming Commission’s proposed regulations for legalising sports betting in New York state. The regulations to authorise and regulate the conduct of sports wagering at the four commercial casinos licensed by the Gaming Commission, including Rivers Casino, are now open for public comment until May 20, 2019.

The following quote is from Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Acting General Manager, Justin Moore:

“We’re extremely pleased that sports betting regulations have been released for public comment and are looking forward to introducing one of the first licensed sports books in the state of New York at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady. It’s very exciting to be able to bring sports fans and sports bettors into the casino to place legal wagers for the first time.”

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New Hampshire Passes Sports Betting Bill

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The House of Representatives of New Hampshire has approved House Bill 480, which would legalise sports betting in the state. The bill will be sent to the Senate for further discussion.

The bill was passed in a 269–82 vote, with an amendment to the original proposal. The House decided that the bill needed work before allowing the arrival of sports betting in New Hampshire. Lawmakers set a limit of 10 retail sportsbooks in the state and the establishment of a council for responsible gambling. Furthermore, they clarified the prohibited events where sports betting would not be allowed. Collegiate sports events within the state, high school sports and amateur contests involving minors will be banned.

“We’re not creating a new industry here, we’re just bringing an illicit industry into a legalized industry,” Rep. Timothy Lang said. “If the bill passes, they’ll seek town approval to offer sports betting there. That’d be the kind of place you can go to sit and watch a game and place a bet,” he added.

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