Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma made history
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is the first Native American tribe to obtain a license for gambling issued to them by the Isle of Man. The tribe, whichrun and owns two physical casino’s which are based in Oklahoma and had applied for the license in August of 2016. This license allows for the operation of an online poker gaming site for actual monetary gambling.
The AGA (American Gaming Association) filed an Amicus Brief
The Amicus Brief, filed in September of this year, to voice its concerns over the Federal sports betting ban that is failing. This raises issues as to the integrity of the various sports that are bet on illegally that is a major issue when seen to be funding criminal activities with its annual turnover of $150 billion dollars a year. Its argued that the legalizing and regulating of sports betting would not only cut down on criminal activity but could be a source of about 152 000 jobs while estimating that it could generate more than $5.3 billion dollars in taxes according to an Oxford Economics research report.
January 2017 saw the launch of VSIN
VSIN is the first sports betting information media networking ever.
VSIN which stands for Vegas Stats and Information Network is a multi-channel network that broadcasts information dedicated to sports gambling. Broadcast live from the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. Bringing live streaming of actionable information and expert reviews from Al Bernstein and Brent Musburger across social media platforms, mobile, radio and web.