Casino gambling continues to return across the country, but any celebration would be premature. Coronavirus cases are once again increasing sharply across much of the US, forcing some states to slow — or even roll back — their plans for reopening.
Online gambling is meanwhile humming along at a record clip in the small group of states with legal industries. Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania turned in stellar reports for May, combining to generate over $140 million in iGaming revenue.
Michigan and West Virginia are now stepping into the spotlight too. Both have new laws that allow full-scale online gambling, and both are on pace to launch before the year ends.
Leaning into the opportunity, FanDuel and DraftKings each launched their standalone online casino app last month. What’s more, Golden Nugget announced plans to take its online division public in a $745 million deal.
Reminder: The 2020 WSOP Online is underway for players in NJ and Nevada.
Our coverage spans regulatory updates, legislative developments, market analysis, and day-to-day news that may be of interest not only to those following the markets, but also online poker players who participate in them.
Online Gambling Regulation in America
Along with specific coverage of online poker, we also explore the broader topic of online gambling regulation in the United States, including casino and lottery games.
Recently, we have started to expand our coverage beyond the U.S. into the global market for online poker, including jurisdictions such as the UK’s regulated online poker market. We made this decision as the leading companies involved in one market increasingly started to mirror companies in another, and as the innovations from – and the challenges facing – the international online poker market became increasingly relevant for the American online poker industry as well.