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Sports Betting Bill in Iowa Awaits Governor’s Sign

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Iowa has moved very close to legal sports betting. The Senate and House have approved a legislative piece that would legalise sports betting in the state. Now, the bill only needs the governor’s signature for the final approval. However, Kim Reynolds has not decided whether she will sign it or not.

According to a recent poll, 52% of the residents are against legalised betting on professional sports. “That’s what we’ll take into consideration when I sit down with the policy team and go through the bill and we’ll make the decision going forward,” Governor Reynolds said.

The bill authorises the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, which already regulates state casinos, to set rules for betting on professional, collegiate and international sporting events. Lawmakers believe that taxes and licensing fees could bring up to US$2.3 million to US$4 million annually in revenue.

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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Mississippi Sports Betting Revenue Increases in June 2019

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Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported an increase in sports betting revenue with $1.6m, for the month of June.

Coastal casinos generated $709,901 from $9.0m wagers. Revenue was up month-on-month from $626,283 in May, but wagers were down from $11.0m.

Baseball remained the most popular sport to bet on at coastal casinos with consumers spending $5.8m on betting. Basketball followed with $1.5m in total wagers for the month.

Casinos in Mississippi’s northern region posted collective revenue of $549,847 in June off $4.3m in wagers.

The gap between baseball and basketball betting was also evident in the north, with baseball ahead with wagers of $2.2m compared to basketball on $696,070.

Central casinos remain some way of the pace in terms of sports wagering after posting collective revenue of $113,920 from $823,939 in bets during June. This represents a significant fall on $305,494 in revenue and total wagers of $2.5m in May.

Baseball remained the most popular sport to bet on at casinos in the central region. A total of $1.1m was wagered on baseball in June, ahead of basketball with $852,527.

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Bob Hamman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas

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A Casino Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bob Hamman, President and CEO of SCA Promotions and SCA Gaming, at the 16th annual Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas.

Hamman is a 15-time World Champion and 21-time number one ranked bridge player in the world. Hamman is also the author of “At the Table – My Life and Times,” which recounts his career as a professional bridge player.

Hamman founded SCA Promotions in 1986. From its humble beginnings as a golf hole-in-one prize coverage business, the company has grown in scope to power promotions across all industries. With the success of SCA Promotions, Hamman’s vision for identifying and fulfilling promotional opportunities led him to establish SCA Gaming. Focused on the growing gaming industry, SCA Gaming provides an array of turnkey promotional solutions.

Hamman’s unique perspective about what motivates people to take part in a promotion that offers life-changing prizes has made a difference for casinos worldwide. Hamman’s impressive contributions to the gaming industry are being recognised with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Long Beach Police Bust Illegal Gambling Operations at a Residence in Cherry Avenue

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Long Beach Police have arrested three people for conducting illegal gambling operations at a residence in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue. Officers also seized four large illegal gambling machines, four firearms, ammunition and approximately $2,000 in cash.

Roland A., 37, of Santa Ana, was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition. He was being held in jail on $35,000 bail.

Anh N., 29, of Fountain Valley, was arrested on suspicion of gambling stakes and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail. Rouet Nay, 46, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of gambling stakes and was also being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail.

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