Tag Archives: Hawaii
- ‘Bad policy’ prompts Coinbase to stop services in Hawaii
February 28, 2017
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced that it will cease offerings its services to bitcoin enthusiasts in Hawaii. The decision, according to the company, was due to the requirements of a new policy imposed by the Hawaii Division of Financial Institutions (DFI). In a blog post, Coinbase explained that it was...
- Hawaii senator files online gambling bill SB.677
January 25, 2017
Hawaii Senator, Will Espero, creates a new online casino bill proposing to legalise and regulate the pastime on the tiny island, leaving Utah as the only state without any form of legal gambling. When your family comes back from a trip to Hawaii, and they wax lyrical about standing in...
- DraftKings exits Hawaii after prosecutor drops cease and desist order
February 3, 2016
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings is exiting the state of Hawaii after a city prosecutor issued a cease and desist order. Last week, Hawaii state Attorney General Doug Chin issued an opinion that DFS was illegal gambling under state law. On Monday, Honolulu city prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro sent letters to...
- California Assembly approves DFS bill; Hawaii AG says DFS is illegal gambling
January 28, 2016
The California state Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a daily fantasy sports bill, but the measure has an uncertain road ahead. On Wednesday, the Assembly approved AB 1437 by a margin of 62-1, with Assemblyman Marc Levine casting the lone ‘no’ vote. Levine’s vociferous opposition to DFS has earned him the...
- Slot machines coming to Hawaii’s airports if local pol gets her way
January 24, 2015
Slot machines are coming to Hawaii's airports if a local politician gets her way. State Rep. Cindy Evans has introduced a bill to allow passengers flying out of Hawaii the option of spinning a few reels after their planes are delayed. HB 91 authorizes “the implementation of amusement concessions to...
- Arizona man loses legal quest to reclaim $800k lost via online sports betting
May 23, 2014
An Arizona sports bettor has lost his bid to recover $800k he lost wagering with an online credit betting operation. On Thursday, the Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously rejected a claim by Jerry Hannosh that his online wagering was in violation of state racketeering laws. In 2012, Hannosh filed a...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017