December 24, 2020Lauren

Welcome to the last Casino Cabbie Weekly Digest of 2020. We’re publishing early before our team, and y’all set your out of office alerts and take a well-earned break for the festivities. It’s been a relatively quiet week as almost all industry players settle down for a Christmas at home, so instead of covering what’s been happening, we’re going to lead this digest with what’s coming in the year ahead and what we're most looking forward to.

1. Casino Cabbie’s Hittin’ the Road: Next Stop Canada.

Almost six months in since the launch of Casino Cabbie US, we’re proud to announce that we’re hitting the road and taking a tour of Canada. It’s been an epic start to the brand, and our whole team has thoroughly enjoyed bringing you the best casinos, bonuses, games, and industry news, but now it’s time to share and expand.

In 2021, the Cabbie team will be bringing players across Canada the best online casinos, reviews, and gambling know-how, starting with our first CA review: Casiplay Casino.

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Cabbie creator Alex Tester said of the expansion, “We can't wait to bring our unique Casino Cabbie review style to the online gambling community in Canada. Our spiritual home will remain in the US. Still, it’s exciting to be exploring new regions, especially as there are many more online casinos available to Canadian players at this moment.”

2. Michigan Online Casinos Are Raring to Go.

Last week, the state of Michigan issued provisional licenses to MI online casinos, giving them the green light to launch in Q1 of 2021, with the first casinos expected in January. Throughout this year, Michigan has been a prime example of a state motivated to bring gaming fun to the masses after barely a year has passed since Governor Whitmer signed a package of bills into law legalizing internet gaming. Thus far, successful licensees include:

  • Golden Nugget
  • Scientific Games Digital
  • Parx Interactive
  • FanDuel
  • BetMGM
  • Star Group: Fox Bet
  • Wynn Sports
  • Rush Street Interactive
  • And DraftKings.

As soon as gambling goes live in MI, you’ll have access to our detailed casino review for each new site. Casino Cabbie goes the extra mile, providing you with over 100 data points and everything you need to know about the online casinos legal in your state before you sign up.

3. More Games, More Licensing and More Providers in 2021

With all US gambling states showing tremendous revenue growth across 2020 and smashing records, there’s no denying that online gambling is hitting the US big time.

As the market develops further (and other states keenly watch the profits and tax revenue grow in NJ, PA, DE, and WV), 2020 will bring more regulation, more casinos, and more licensed game providers.

More Live Dealers

Live Dealer games have been relatively slow to emerge in the US, with NJ being the main base. However, recently Pennsylvania has licensed Evolution, and live games have hit PA sites. Evolution (who have had an incredible year after acquiring industry leaders, NetEnt) will continue to dominate the US live dealer scene with more games and more online partnerships.

More Licensed Software and Games

As the US is an emerging market and more complex (state by state gambling laws) than its European counterparts, there’re fewer games software available for players. Still, with the market’s enormous growth this year, more providers will be looking to stake their claim and make a mark with US players.

More Gambling States

According to Sigma (if you want to see the progress in each state, we recommend you take a look at the full article), the following states are most likely to see online gambling reform in 2021 are:

  • Alabama: In discussion.
  • Alaska: In discussion.
  • Arizona: Movement to legalize online gambling, growing momentum but not formal action.
  • California: Referendum planned on games of skill and gambling for 2021.
  • Florida: Bill being discussed for sports betting.
  • Georgia: Draft bill under consideration for online sports and casino gambling.
  • Maine: Special session set for online gambling reform in 2021.
  • Maryland: Bill 989 in review, no movement since 2019.
  • Massachusetts: Investigating impacts of online gambling and with strong push toward online regulation.
  • Missouri: Gambling reform expected in 2021.
  • Nebraska: Online sports betting expected for 2021.
  • Vermouth: Bill proposed for online gambling reform.

As always, we’ll bring you all the breaking news on new gambling states and reform as it happens!

A Note From the Cabbie Team

It’s been a magical year building Casino Cabbie from the ground-up, and we can’t thank you guys, our readers, enough for being part of it.

We can’t wait to bring you all the top stories, bonuses, new casinos, and game releases in 2021, but for now: stay safe and Merry Christmas from Lauren, Alex, and Alex (AKA the Casino Cabbie Team). See you next year, guys!

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