While poker players in New Jersey were claiming big prizes on PokerStars, big name pros were vying for seats in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
After two incredibly narrow votes, a bill to define poker as a game of skill and bring tournament poker to the state of Virginia passed in the state Senate.
While New York and Pennsylvania take legislative steps to offer sports betting in the future, Hawaii considers online gambling and Virginia debates poker.
As a result of opening a sixth casino, MGM National Harbor, Maryland saw record-high gaming revenues of $133 million in December 2016 at its six casinos.
Online gambling brought in record revenues for New Jersey, which might explain why Massachusetts and Pennsylvania introduced online gambling bills in 2017.
Sen. Jennifer Flanagan has re-introduced online lottery legislation to the Massachusetts Senate in order to expand the state’s online gambling interests.
A month after opening MGM National Harbor Casino in the DC area, MGM Resorts International announced plans for a Washington DC-based lobbying office.
New legislation, if passed, would successfully clarify the legal status surrounding daily fantasy sports betting in the state of Florida, which is murky.