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article Detroit Tigers Sign first MLB Team Sports Betting Deal as Michigan Opens Licensing Window (7/3/2020)
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers have become the first MLB team to partner with a sports betting operator. The Illitch-owned team announced Thursday that it had signed a...
article Detroit Tigers to launch sports betting at Comerica Park (7/2/2020)
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers will offer sports betting at Comerica Park starting this season after contracting with a global sportsbook operator, the first deal of...
article Tigers become first MLB team to partner with sportsbook (7/2/2020)
(Detroit) -- Here’s a headline that would have seemed unthinkable not long ago: The Detroit Tigers are joining forces with a sportsbook. The Tigers announced...
article NBA, MLB return puts sports betting apps in scoring position (6/28/2020)
(USA) -- U.S. sports betting operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel are banking on a much-needed surge in demand next month when top leagues return to play during the...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia State Lottery Takes Reins Over Sports Betting Industry (7/3/2020)
(Virginia) -- On July 1, the official handing over of Virginia’s sports betting industry to the State Lottery was done by legislators, who voted to make sports...
1 Article on this Issue

California Sports Betting

article California Sports Betting Could Make 2022 Ballot As Tribes Get Extension (7/2/2020)
(California) -- A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the...
article Judge Rules For California Tribes On Sports Betting Initiative Extension (7/2/2020)
(California) -- A California Superior Court judge on Thursday made official his tentative ruling to allow a coalition of federally-recognized tribes 90 more days to...
article California Sports Betting Delayed Once Again: Legislators Now Eye 2022 Ballot (7/1/2020)
(California) -- California once again finds itself in a legal stalemate, as legislation meant to support a regulated sports betting market was removed from Tuesday...
article California Tribal Sports Betting Day In Court Set For Tomorrow (7/1/2020)
(California) -- Legal sports betting might be kaput in the California state legislature, but in Indian Country, the push for a referendum continues to move forward. A...
article BLOG: Sports gambling in California will not be on 2020 ballot (6/28/2020)
(California) -- The state of California currently has a population of 41 million people and many of them are sports fans. It has consistently grown at a rapid pace. As...
article STUTZ: California’s latest effort to legalize sports betting resembles state’s failure at Internet poker (6/27/2020)
(California) -- At this rate, Utah – one of two states still without any form of regulated gaming – will have legal sports betting before California. Two...
article California lawmakers shelve effort this year to legalize sports betting (6/23/2020)
(California) -- Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting, political squabbles between rival gambling interests have left...
article Sports betting to remain illegal in California as legislation dropped (6/23/2020)
(California) -- Californians won’t be able to legally bet on sports anytime soon, even when the games return from the coronavirus shutdown. A bill that would have...
article Sports gambling in California at least three years away as latest bill dies (6/23/2020)
(California) -- Professional sports might come back to California and the rest of the country in the next month or so. Betting on professional sports in California might...
article California Sports Betting Bill Dies Amid Tribal Pushback (6/22/2020)
(California) -- The California sports betting bill is dead, according to its sponsor. Sen. Bill Dodd confirmed to Legal Sports Report that he is pulling his CA sports...
article Lawmakers end bid to legalize sports betting in California (6/22/2020)
(California) -- California lawmakers on Monday ended a bid to put a measure on the November ballot that would legalize sports wagering in the nation's largest market...
article Legal sports betting in California? Not yet — casino tribes crush plan backed by NFL, NBA (6/22/2020)
(California) -- Legalized sports betting has flourished across the country, and for a while it looked as though California, with the backing of the NFL, NBA and Major...
article Sen. Bill Dodd drops bill to legalize sports gambling (6/22/2020)
(California) -- State Sen. Bill Dodd announced Monday that he was dropping a bill he co-sponsored that sought to legalize sports betting in California, suspending...
article Supporters of Sports Gambling Legalization Halt Effort for 2020 Ballot Measure (6/22/2020)
(California) -- A push to legalize sports wagering in California through a November 2020 ballot measure has been abandoned, supporters announced on Monday. The sports...
press release CNIGA Chairman James Siva Statement on Pulling of SCA 6 (6/22/2020)
(California) -- “We are heartened to see that SCA 6 is being pulled from the legislative process. While we appreciate that the state was trying to find additional...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Circa Resort & Casino now accepting reservations for world’s largest sportsbook (7/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- With the debut of Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first ground-up casino in four decades – set for October 28, the highly anticipated...
article Circa Sports Raises Stakes In Battle For World's Largest Sportsbook (7/2/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is a betting man. When his cherished Michigan Wolverines made a deep run in the 2018 NCAA tournament, Stevens came 40 minutes from cashing a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Michigan opens online gambling, betting application window (7/2/2020)
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s online gambling and sports betting hopefuls have officially been invited to submit their license applications, while operators continue to...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Barstool Sports backer gets ready to take on DraftKings (7/1/2020)
(USA) -- There's a battle brewing between DraftKings and Barstool Sports backer Penn National Gaming -- and this gambling-industry tussle could be as heated as the...
article FanDuel Debuts Online Casino In PA, DraftKings A Step Ahead (6/26/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- On Wednesday, the new FanDuel online casino became available for public use in Pennsylvania. Retail casinos are at a complete standstill due to the...
article Wall Street suits are mad at me. I don't care, I'm beating them like a drum: Barstool Sports founder (6/26/2020)
(Wall Street) -- Howard Marks is mad. Ron Insana is mad. Dennis Gartman is mad. In fact, it seems like all the Wall Street suits are mad. Who are they mad at? Me. Why...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Penn National

article Penn National Gaming strikes deal with Sportradar for NFL data (7/1/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania-based casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. has struck a deal with sports data and content company Sportradar to get access to...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Kambi Group plc enters partnership with Four Winds Casinos (7/1/2020)
(Michigan) -- Kambi Group plc, the leading global sports betting supplier, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Why States Are Betting On Sports Gambling To Cover Budget Deficits (7/1/2020)
(USA) -- Higher state budget deficits could serve as a potential catalyst for faster regulatory approval of sports betting, and its cousin, mobile casino gambling. State...
1 Article on this Issue

DraftKings

article DraftKings Finds Workaround To Illinois Law Designed to Slow it Down (6/30/2020)
(Illinois) -- DraftKings has found a work-around to an Illinois state law designed to keep it from offering sports betting to residents for another 18 months. The newly...
1 Article on this Issue

Grand Ronde Tribe

article Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde select sportsbook, online gaming partner (6/30/2020)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have selected Jersey City, N.J.-based Roar Digital LLC as its sports betting partner at the Spirit Mountain Casino in...
1 Article on this Issue

Tennessee Gaming

article Before first wagers placed, Tennessee sports betting director bails for job with gambling company (6/30/2020)
(Tennessee) -- The director of Tennessee's new online-only sports betting program has left the post before Tennessee's first bets were placed. Tennessee Lottery...
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Northern Quest Casino Exec Details Washington Sports Betting Progress (6/30/2020)
(Washington) -- The first steps to legalized sports betting in Washington have started, with four tribes in negotiations with the state to amend their compacts. The...
article Washington State sports wagers unlikely this year (6/24/2020)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission (WGC) has warned industry players against hedging bets on any state-wide sports wagers arising in 2020. This...
article Don’t Bet On It: Washington Sports Betting Won’t Launch This Year (6/23/2020)
(Washington) -- The takeaway from Tuesday’s Washington State Gambling Commission meeting is this: Don’t expect to be able to place legal sports bets in the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Georgia Sports Betting "Hail Mary" Falls Short In 2020 (6/29/2020)
(Georgia) -- Partisan politics ended any chances of legalizing Georgia sports betting this year, according to Rep. Ron Stephens. Both chambers of the Georgia legislature...
article Georgia panel makes another attempt to get gambling on November ballot (6/22/2020)
(Georgia) -- A House panel on Monday again approved legislation that would ask Georgia voters whether the state should expand legal gambling to include casinos, horse...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Colorado Gaming

article Betsson enters US sports betting market in Colorado (6/28/2020)
(Colorado) -- Betsson plans to launch its proprietary sportsbook in the first part of 2021, after regulatory approval. The strategic move is a reflection of Betsson'...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Gambling: Update and Outlook on Sports Betting in Ohio (6/28/2020)
(Ohio) -- Over two years ago, in May of 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court began the pathway of opportunity for individual states to legalize sports gambling. A 6-3 vote on an...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma Supreme Court to Begin Review of Tribal Gaming Compacts, Sports Betting (6/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court is scheduled this week to begin deliberating whether Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) had the legal authority to grant two Native American...
article State Senate to consider Oklahoma sports betting (6/26/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A Supreme Court case brought by the Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall will seek to clarify Governor Kevin...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

UK Gambling

article Bookmakers hail return of sports fixtures across Europe (6/27/2020)
(UK) -- Bookmakers heaved a sigh of relief last week as betting shops reopened in the UK and sports fixtures started to return across Europe after the pandemic-enforced...
1 Article on this Issue

Churchill Downs

article Churchill Downs Readying For BetAmerica Switch To GAN, Kambi Software (6/26/2020)
(USA) -- Churchill Downs has a provisional agreement in place to move its BetAmerica online gambling brand onto a GAN platform and a Kambi sportsbook. GAN noted in its...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Spanish soccer gets early betting action at Des Plaines casino's new online sportsbook (6/26/2020)
(Illinois) -- Ordinarily this time of year, sports bettors might be laying down wagers on the NBA playoffs or Major League Baseball, but in the coronavirus era, Spanish...
1 Article on this Issue

New Jersey Gaming

article Developer Dropping Bid for Sports Betting at Former New Jersey Track (6/25/2020)
(New Jersey) -- A developer is dropping a bid to offer sports gambling at the site of a former South Jersey racetrack. In a letter to a federal judge on Tuesday, Cherry...
1 Article on this Issue

Nottawaseppi Huron

article A look inside Dacey’s Sportsbook at Firekeepers Casino Hotel (6/25/2020)
(Michigan) -- On Monday, June 22, 2020, officials at Firekeepers Casino Hotel cut a ribbon to mark the Grand Opening of Dacey’s Sportsbook, the first tribally-...
article Double header: Firekeepers Casino Hotel opens Dacey’s Sportsbook and adds to second hotel tower (6/22/2020)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel, and its owners, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, today celebrated expansion progress in multiple exciting ways....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Will New York follow New Jersey and legalize gambling? (6/23/2020)
(New York) -- 2018 was a big year for gamblers in New Jersey as online sports betting was legalized in the state. It was one of the loudest voices when it came to...
1 Article on this Issue

Little River Band

article Michigan's Little River Casino Resort Partners With Rush Street Interactive (6/22/2020)
(Michigan) -- Rush Street Interactive (RSI), one of the leading sportsbook and online gaming suppliers and operators in the U.S., today announced a partnership with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi makes $87,697 from betting as casinos reopen (6/22/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported sports betting revenue of $87,697 after the state’s casinos began to reopen from May 21 following...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article June 12: SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US sports betting (6/12/2020)
(USA) -- The Illinois Gaming Board approved seven casinos for Master Sports Wagering licenses Thursday, moving the Land of Lincoln another step closer to having mobile...
article TheScore CEO John Levy on why sports betting is going mainstream (6/2/2020)
(Canada) -- Sports media and betting are on their way to being inextricably intertwined. “If you look at the traditional way sports betting has been launched in...
article Cyprus flags ‘discrepancies’ in sports betting ops’ tax filings (5/12/2020)
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus-licensed online sports betting operators appear to be dodging their tax obligations, according to the country’s national auditor. On Tuesday,...
article Open Letter to the Industry: #FreeDataFriday – Racing’s Open Data Canyon (5/8/2020)
(New York) -- Two weeks ago, Microsoft announced the launch of its “Open Data Campaign,” in their words, “to help address the looming ‘data...
article ICE North America Digital unveils final speakers and sponsors (5/5/2020)
(USA) -- Clarion Gaming’s ICE North America Digital has unveiled its final line-up of speakers and sponsors as the number of attendees passes the 1,700 mark. The...
article GVC Announces Temporary Pay Cuts, Execs Forego Bonuses (5/2/2020)
(USA) -- GCV has announced pay cuts for high-ranking staff members. The measures will affect everyone up the command chain, and specifically the Executive Committee and...
press release Newgioco Pioneers Online Virtual Sports in Colombia (4/21/2020)
(Colombia) -- Newgioco Group, Inc. (“Newgioco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NWGI), a global sports betting and interactive gaming technology company...
article Betfred Accused of Backtracking on Pledge to Pay MoPlay Customers (4/20/2020)
(UK) -- UK betting operator Betfred is accused of reneging on a promise to honor the funds of former MoPlay customers. Betfred acquired MoPlay’s customer database...
article Sports Gambling Outlook (4/8/2020)
(Wall Street) -- The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the country into a personal and financial abyss like none other witnessed by generations of Americans, from the...
article "You need to be an ostrich" not to see illegal Indian sports betting market, says lawyer (3/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The positives of legalising sports betting in India outweigh the negatives, according to an Indian gaming lawyer. Co-Head of Media Entertainment and...
article Fans comment on sport ban . . . Huge knock on betting houses (3/19/2020)
(Zimbabwe) -- BETTING houses have taken a huge knock from the recent global suspension of major sporting activities, particularly football. A survey of betting houses in...
article Ireland is closing down the betting shops to help slow down the pandemic (3/19/2020)
(Ireland) -- As the world is trying to flatten the curve of the outbreak to avoid the fate that some countries are currently battling with, many businesses are closing...
article BLOG: Biggest boxing bets come from these countries (3/3/2020)
(Worldwide) -- Boxing is a popular sport whose origins date back thousands of years. Nowadays, boxing events attract a huge number of viewers, especially the heavyweight...
article BLOG: Biggest Cheaters in Sports Gambling History (2/27/2020)
(Worldwide) -- There’s an old axiom that if you’re not cheating, you’re not trying (well, at least that’s what pro wrestling legend Eddie...
article Betting Boom Expected for the Japan 2020 Olympics (2/26/2020)
(Japan) -- The Japan 2020 Olympics, held in its capital Tokyo, will run from July 24th to August 9th. With over 11,000 athletes ready to compete. The games are expected...
article Circa Sports Eyes Expansion To ‘Underserved’ East Coast Sports Betting Markets (2/26/2020)
(Colorado) -- Circa Sports is aiming to bring its low-hold sportsbook model to the East Coast to reach what it sees as an “underserved” market of sports...
article US Sports Betting Likely to Benefit from NFL Proposed 17-Game Schedule and Playoff Expansion (2/22/2020)
(USA) -- On Friday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) voted to table a vote on a proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with league owners. The proposed labor...
article BOOK: Writer Recalls Her Mother's Secret Gambling Enterprise (2/21/2020)
(Michigan) -- Growing up, Bridgett M. Davis' mother booked and banked bets from their home in Detroit. She writes about her experience — and the role of "...
article £1.2 Billion Wiped Off British Betting-Market Value as UKGC Considers £2 Online Slots-Cap Plan (2/14/2020)
(UK) -- Shares in UK betting companies took a battering on Friday morning after the country’s gaming regulator, the UKGC, said it was prepared to countenance the...
article Vermont Is Not The One Place Where Sports Betting Offshore Is Legal (2/13/2020)
(Vermont) -- Whether in Vermont or elsewhere in the United States, betting with offshore operators is fraught with legal questions. At the end of January, this year the...

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