The US iGaming Report Released

iGaming Business is the market’s leading journal for the global interactive gaming and gambling Industry.  The journal is published every second month and mailed to over 6,000 subscribers across the globe. It covers online casinos, sports books, poker rooms, bingo sites, betting exchanges, land based casinos and finance companies.  

iGaming Business is based in London. Recently it announced the imminent release of a unique report into the political forces that drives the regulation of Internet based casino gaming, sports betting, poker and lottery sales in US states. The reports’ title: ”The 2010 United States iGaming Report: State by State Analysis of Legislative Progression.”

Chris Krafcik mentioned that the report has been researched and written between April and June 2010. It is covers over 200 primary sources and over 50 interviews conducted with lawmakers, lobbyists, regulators, trade association heads, lottery officials and others who are involved in some way with Internet gambling in the United States. Krafcik is the writer of this report.

The report draws pays special attention to the fact that out of 50 states 48 are facing budget deficits in 2010. It stipulates that Internet gambling is widely targeted as an option for revenue generation in order to bridge those deficits. States that have been analyzed in detail include California, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and the territory of the Virgin Islands. Accordingly it identifies three specific US states that are likely to go in for early legalization of online gambling legislation. Of these New Jersey is found to be a very likely candidate state to legalize online gambling. The report tracks the progress of the Internet gambling ventures of the state lotteries.

To conclude Krafcik’s report states, “It will give the market badly needed perspective on how developments in US states are trending. It caters to all entities with an eye on U.S. developments – from London brokerage houses to Vegas casinos, from venture capital firms to technology suppliers – and offers peek into state-level politics hitherto unavailable in any single report.” The 2010 United States iGaming Report: State by State Analysis of Legislative Progression will be formally released on September 7, 2010. It is priced at £1,995 per copy. To those who are interested can order a free executive summary from the iGaming Business web site.



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