Rhode Island All In On Sports Gambling

Rhode Island has become the third state to pass sports betting legislation. The Sports Law Insider has previously reported on both Delaware and New Jersey’s approved gambling legislation. Now, on Friday, June 22, Governor Gina Raimondo signed Rhode Island’s fiscal year budget, which included provisions for the state’s two casinos to offer legal sports betting through the Rhode Island lottery. With the passage of bill H.7200, sports wagering will begin at Twin River Lincoln casino and Twin River Tiverton casino on October 1,…
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A Change of Pace: Rhode Island AG Finds Daily Fantasy Sports Legal

Whether daily fantasy sports (DFS) are legal is an issue that has been debated nationally since October 2015, when DFS industry leaders DraftKings, Inc. and FanDuel, Inc. were accused of engaging in insider trading. On February 4, 2016, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin released an advisory opinion concluding that DFS is likely to be found legal in a state court. Under current law in many states, DFS wagering arguably constitutes “unlawful gambling.” Since October 2015, state attorney generals across the country have been…
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