EDMONTON — When it comes to betting on sports, it seems the gambling industry has left no stone unturned.
There are government-sanctioned Sport Select kiosks in virtually every corner store, casinos in every corner of the city and chances to bet on just about any horse race in the world at Edmonton Northlands. There are illegal book-makers more than willing to cater to the sports-betting junkie’s whims.
And then, of course, there’s the Internet, where bettors can wager on any sport at any time. What governments around the world decide to do or not do about Internet gambling will help determine the future of betting on all levels of types of sporting events.
So with this kind of saturation, what more — or less — can the future bring?
The opinions of gambling researchers, industry insiders and government officials vary, although most believe that sorting out issues related to Internet wagering holds the key to determining which direction sports gambling ultimately heads…..
A four-hour session for the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee is due in New York to discuss the future of Internet poker in the state. In a session being called "Discussing the Future of Online Poker in New York State," lots of expert witnesses are going to be called to testify and give the state senate something to think about. One of the key individuals due to be called is John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA for short).
The oldest casino market on the East Coast is getting some international attention lately, and it’s not just because of its curvy boardwalks and old school good looks.
“No matter what you say about it, Atlantic City is still a $3 billion market,” said Vince Crandon, a managing director of MidOil USA, in a Press of Atlantic City article.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday on the hot Internet Gambling bill for his state.
In a press release, Governor Christie stated:
“This bill represents an important policy decision for the residents of New Jersey, and a historic opportunity to continue the State’s leadership as a premiere destination for tourism and entertainment.