LONDON, England — (PRESS RELEASE) — Leading online gaming trade publication, iGaming Business, has announced the release of a unique report into the political forces driving regulation of Internet-based casino gaming, sportsbetting, poker and lottery sales in US states: The 2010 United States iGaming Report: State by State Analysis of Legislative Progression.
The report, published by iGaming Business, identifies three specific US states that offer a plausible chance of early adoption of iGaming legislation. Among the states analysed, New Jersey is found to be a very likely first state to authorize iGaming.
According to the report, 48 of 50 states are dealing with budget gaps in 2010, meaning that Internet gambling has been widely targeted as a revenue-generative way to help close those gaps. The report assesses the landscape in California, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota and the territory of the Virgin Islands. In addition, it covers, in detail, the progress of the Internet ventures of the state lotteries.
“This report, researched and written between April and June 2010, relies on over 200 primary sources and over 50 interviews conducted with lawmakers, lobbyists, regulators, trade association heads, lottery officials and others who are directly or indirectly involved with – or who have a direct or indirect interest in – US Internet gambling,” explained the report’s author, Chris Krafcik.
“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 a level of insight into state-level politics hitherto unavailable in any single report,” Krafcik continued.