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Although many states restrict Las Vegas-style slot machines to commercial and tribal casinos, a handful of U.S. gaming jurisdictions also permit limited-stakes video lottery terminals (VLTs) or video gaming machines (VGTs) in non-casino venues such as bars, restaurants, and civic organizations.
In recent years, this segment of the U.S. gaming market — sometimes referred to as slot-route operations or distributed gaming — has attracted greater attention among policymakers, in part due to the explosive growth of Illinois’ VGT market.
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from April 28-May 11 includes information on gaming litigation in Kansas and Michigan, fantasy sports legislation in Pennsylvania, and gaming legislation in Ohio and Oregon.
This bi-weekly update features information on tribal gaming lawsuits in California and Oklahoma, commercial casino litigation in Iowa, pre-filed legislation in Oregon, Illinois Texas and Georgia, Internet sweepstakes cafes in North Carolina, and a responsible gambling code in Oregon.
This bi-weekly update includes information on keno in Connecticut, a tribal-state compact in New Mexico, Internet tribal gaming in Oklahoma, problem gambling measures in Oregon, and potential video lottery machine changes in South Dakota.
This week's update includes information on the passage of a gaming bill in Indiana, the removal of Internet gaming language from a measure pending in Illinois, the amendment of a sports wagering bill in California and draft legislation for mobile gaming in the Bahamas.