Tag Archives: texas
- Jacks or Better cruise casino GM doesn’t want poop on his stoop
April 25, 2017
A Texas casino cruise ship exec has made a great show of furiously backpedaling after a Facebook post went viral for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this month, the new Jacks or Better Casino cruise ship sailing out of Galveston was forced to cut short one of its twice-daily trips...
- Texas casino (and sportsbook) cruise to nowhere hits buoy
April 18, 2017
A new Texas-based casino cruise ship was forced to return to port after striking a buoy just one week after its maiden voyage. Jacks or Better launched its casino cruise service out of the port of Galveston on April 7. The ship offers twice-daily, six-hour sailings four days a week...
- Lawmaker wants to give Texas residents right to own, use bitcoin
March 7, 2017
Some areas in the United States may have been tightening their policies over the use of digital currencies, but there are those who want to look after the bitcoin users in their state. Take Texas for example. Last week, a lawmaker proposed a constitutional amendment seeking to protect the right...
- Texas legislator files bill authorizing up to nine casinos
March 6, 2017
A Texas legislator is attempting to break the state’s longstanding ban on casino gambling. Last week, Texas State Rep. Joe Deshotel filed HB 2741, which aims to award “not more than nine casino gaming operator licenses” to deserving candidates, who will be taxed at 18% of gross gaming revenue. The...
- Texas joins daily fantasy sports legislation parade
February 2, 2017
Texas has joined the parade of US states looking to regulate daily fantasy sports activity in 2017. On Wednesday, State Rep. Richard Peña Raymond made good on last year’s vow to introduce legislation that would formally authorize DFS activity in the Lone Star state by classifying it as a game...
- Lawmaker seeks to clarify status of fantasy sports in Texas
September 9, 2016
Texas may soon join the growing number of daily fantasy sports-friendly states, if one state lawmaker has his way. Rep. Richard Pena Raymond, D-Laredo, made a pledge on Thursday—hours before the kickoff of the season’s first NFL football game—to file a bill that will clarify the status of fantasy sports...
Why the DraftKings & FanDuel merger may not go ahead
March 24, 2017
Maine legalizes daily fantasy sports
August 3, 2017
DraftKings launch German-facing daily fantasy sports site
March 23, 2017