Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 1, 2019

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C Costigan
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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Saturday June 1, 2019.

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6:19 pm - Say What?  The Indiana Fever are the 4th Biggest Consensus Play of the Day.  Can you guess what league they play in?  Read More

6:01 pm - Liverpool's 20 Champions League Win Over Tottenham Pays $400 Read More

12:00 pm - New Sportsbook Opens in Vegas - New sportsbook CircaSports sportsbook at Golden Gate in downtown Vegas opens Saturday. Will be offering no-vig wagering for opening day.

11:53 am - Latest Series Odds NBA Finals - Warriors -150 Raptors +130 Raptors favored by 1.5 Sunday Available at BetOnline

12:43 am - Illinois Legislative Session Extended Into Weekend Gives Some Glimmer of Hope for Sports Betting - Friday is not the last day of spring legislative session for the Illinois House. With major issues to tackle and a midnight deadline looming, House leaders had announced the chamber will be working at least through Sunday.

Lawmakers face a midnight deadline to approve a budget, a massive state construction plan, patch together a plan to legalize sports betting, perhaps combined with a large-scale expansion of casino gambling, and consider statutory protections for abortion.

Passage of legislation after May 31 requires three-fifths majority votes in each chamber for approval. But Democrats control both the House and Senate with supermajorities.

Earlier in the day, Illinois became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Responsible Gambling Council Approves BetMGM for Top Accreditation

"We are proud to have received this prestigious RG Check certification," said Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM. “This accreditation is a testament to our ongoing efforts to promote responsibility throughout our business and to ensure the well-being of our customers."

Hot Now: NC Sports Betting Watch, NY Vote, William Hill Sick Fine

Hot Now: NC Sports Betting Watch, KY Vote, William Hill Sick Fine

The commission findings included William Hill customers being able to deposit large amounts without AML checks.  Meanwhile, we await the news on sports betting bills in Kentucky and North Carolina as those states legislative sessions are set to conclude this week.