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A student at the University of Alabama is suspected of dialing in a hoax bomb threat to the Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium in a bid to halt Saturday’s game against the University of Florida.

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4/1/2020

article PlayUSA Rewind: Good Sports Betting News For Esports And The NFL Draft
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic has sent shockwaves across the gaming world. As it has been well-documented, the majority of — if not all — casinos in the...
article Weather Betting Replacing Sports Betting? A Cloudy Forecast At Best
(Worldwide) -- It is no secret that the sports betting world is stopped dead in its tracks during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are concerned about the well-being of...

3/31/2020

article Sports betting without sports? Adapting to the age of coronavirus
(USA) -- It’s been more than two weeks since American sports shut down in the wake of the coronavirus, which means that a significant - and largely illegal -...
article BOOK: "The Great Gamble" gets rave reviews from heaps of Hawkeyes
(Iowa) -- David Bluder (husband of Iowa women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder) is getting some fantastic feedback on his new novel, "The Great Gamble."

3/30/2020

article Frustrated Gamblers Turn to Politics as the Only Game in Town
(USA) -- When coronavirus shut down the sports world in the span of a few days it didn’t just sideline thousands of professional athletes and their legions of fans...
article Virtual Tennis Provides Boost To Online Sports Betting During Lockdown
(Internet) -- The global sporting shutdown caused by the coronavirus crisis has affected fans, sports organizations, and broadcasters alike. Fans miss out on the sports...

3/29/2020

article You have to give props to this Vegas-based sports-betting company
(Chicago) -- In the cutthroat, savage business of sports wagering, what Chicago natives Ian Epstein and Luke Pergande recently delivered with their secondary-market...

3/27/2020

article Gamblers find unlikely sport to bet on amid COVID-19 shut downs — Ping-Pong
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos and online sportsbooks should be booming, with bettors wagering on the final rounds of the NCAA men's basketball...
article BLOG: How Sports Gambling Has Changed Without Sports
(Internet) -- Would you take the Mavericks getting 9.5 points on the road against the Kings? In real-life, with a healthy Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the...
article How Sports Gambling Has Changed Without Sports
(USA) -- Would you take the Mavericks getting 9.5 points on the road against the Kings? In real-life, with a healthy Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in the lineup,...

3/25/2020

article Sports Betting Study Bill Gets Approval In Vermont
(Vermont) -- With much of the rest of the world working from home or not at all, Vermont lawmakers moved a sports betting bill forward on Tuesday. The Senate Committee...
article A Look Back At What Parlay Patz Case Could Mean For Sports Betting
(New York) -- Weeks removed from the charges against a sports bettor for threatening athletes, it’s worth taking a closer look at exactly what is alleged and what...

3/23/2020

article Japanese sumo wrestling popular bet at William Hill
(California) -- Scanning the globe for sports betting content, William Hill sportsbook found a gem in Japanese sumo wrestling. The book took more than 1,000 bets on its...
article Miss sports? You can always gamble on weather forecasts
(Colorado) -- Sports fans probably miss sports more than usual this week. This week, of course, would normally feature the opening rounds of the NCAA men’s...
article Not all bets are off: Gamblers wager on everything from weather to Trump tweets
(USA) -- Sports betting platforms are finding creative ways to fill the void from the unprecedented suspension of professional and college games as a result of the COVID...
article Sports Gamblers Are Wagering on Some Ridiculous Things Amid Coronavirus
(USA) -- We're now entering uncharted territory when it comes to life without sports, and there's no indication they'll be back anytime soon. March Madness...
article Thanks to coronavirus, sports bettors have shifted to camel racing and the weather
(Worldwide) -- Proving that no hole is deep enough, there is Russian table tennis, soccer in Belarus and rugby in Australia if you have the itch to bet. Or, if you are...
article BLOG: What to Bet on When There’s Not Much Sport
(Worldwide) -- We know there are far more important things going on in the world right now than sports. But, while everyone is hopefully being responsible by staying at...

3/22/2020

article How the sports-betting industry is responding to the coronavirus pandemic that has halted most major sporting events
(USA) -- The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the legal sports-betting industry that was poised to take off in the US in 2020. Major sporting events, including...
article Gambling companies heavily promoting obscure sporting competitions
(UK) -- British MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that they...

3/21/2020

article In the coronavirus sports void, these are the desperate bets gamblers are making
(Las Vegas) -- For Duane Colucci, Thursday should have been one of the biggest days of the year. Colucci works as assistant race and sports manager at the Rampart Casino...
article Sportsbooks turn to weather, politics, and golf minitours
(Worldwide) -- The lights are out in Las Vegas. The glistening Strip, 4.2 miles of South Las Vegas Boulevard that can be seen from hundreds of miles away in an airplane...
article Sumo wrestling? Rugby? Casinos closed due to coronavirus, but sports betting goes on
(Nevada) -- Most of the sports world is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but sports bettors who still need their action can bet online, even though casinos in...

3/18/2020

article As sports shut down, gamblers and bookies try (and fail) to find enough games to bet
(Worldwide) -- The headline-thirsty Costa Rican sports-betting website Bovada is known for splashy prop bets, including wagers on that scrambling black cat making a...
article How big is sports betting? Here’s how much money is lost with the coronavirus.
(Florida) -- Every March, billions of dollars are wagered on the NCAA’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The nickname, March Madness, isn...
article Newgioco CEO: Italian coronavirus shutdown causing “measurable increase” in mobile
(Italy) -- As coronavirus sweeps across Italy, the Italian Government has implemented a lockdown with the intention of stopping the virus from spreading further. The...
article Newgioco Provides Update on Italian Operations Due to Coronavirus Quarantine
(Italy) -- Newgioco Group, Inc. (“Newgioco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NWGI), a global sports betting and interactive gaming technology company...

3/17/2020

article Coronavirus sends sports betting scrambling
(Worldwide) -- Sportsbooks are flummoxed over what to do about the lack of sports events. Why it matters: 2020 was supposed to be the year that sports betting really...
article How sports betting has been affected by coronavirus
(USA) -- The legal sports business betting in the metropolitan area still is operational . . . sort of. In-person betting was to shut down on Monday night in line with...
article Patriots’ Super Bowl odds in Las Vegas soar without Tom Brady
(Las Vegas) -- The Tom Brady era in New England ended Tuesday morning when the quarterback announced he was leaving the Patriots after 20 seasons with the team. Las...

3/16/2020

article Horse Racing Is One of the Last Sports Standing in US
(USA) -- With nearly every sport in the United States shut down for the foreseeable future because of the coronavirus, there is one that intends to go on as long as...
article For sports gamblers, UFC is the last show in town
(Las Vegas) -- On Saturday night, with nearly the entire sportscape shut down except for a defiant UFC Fight Night event out in Brazil, the texts began rolling in....
article Horse Racing Helps Fill The Sports Void Caused By The Coronavirus Pandemic
(USA) -- In what felt like an instant the sports world ground to an abrupt halt right as word came down that Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert tested positive for novel...
article How Sportsbook Operators Expect Coronavirus To Affect Revenue
(UK) -- Sportsbook operators have put out their first statements regarding the business implications of shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic. GVC Holdings estimates...
article PropSwap NCAA futures buyers will get money back
(Las Vegas) -- Buyers who purchased NCAA Tournament futures on the secondary betting market website PropSwap will be made whole, the company announced Monday. The...
article The coronavirus may have stopped sports, but it won’t stop the action
(USA) -- It’s obvious that the coronavirus is going to have a major impact on the global economic picture for some time to come. For the gambling industry in the...

3/14/2020

article DraftKings, FanDuel users say nothing left to bet on after coronavirus sidelines sports leagues
(Massachusetts) -- Rhode Island resident Scott Champlin has been using the daily fantasy sports apps DraftKings and FanDuel for the past eight years and said he bets...

3/10/2020

article Miomni lays out Delaware North’s ulterior motives in counter complaint
(Delaware) -- A legal battle between Miomni Games and Delaware North Games (dNG) has been brewing for some time. The former partners, who split after a fishy failure of...

3/9/2020

article The Week In Sports Betting News: Illinois And Michigan Have Next
(USA) -- Happy Monday, everyone. There was absolutely no shortage of sports betting news last week with Friday being one of the busiest days of 2020. There are a couple...

3/5/2020

article Status Check On Legal Sports Betting In 7 States Headed Toward 2020 Adjournment
(USA) -- This month is the beginning of the end for the possible advancement of legal sports betting in seven states where state legislatures are set to close by the end...

3/4/2020

article Casey Urlacher, brother of Bears great, pleads not guilty in gambling case
(Virginia) -- The brother of Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he acted as a recruiter and bagman for a sports...

2/25/2020

article COLUMN: Warning: Over-Regulation Will Push Sports Bettors To The Black Market
(USA) -- A recent study published by PWC (backed by William Hill and QVC) indicated that it’s getting increasingly difficult for high-stakes bettors in the U.K. to...
article HPA Tech Retreat: How Legalized Sports Betting Will Change the Content-Creation Game
(USA) -- Regulatory constraints are being removed from the gaming industry, and technology makes it possible for fans in some states to place bets in real time from any...

2/20/2020

article The new college student craze: Sports gambling
(USA) -- The days of only being able to bet on sports in a casino are officially coming to a close since online sports gambling is quickly gaining popularity. The...

2/19/2020

article Illinois Sets Launch Date, While Kentucky Bill Slowed by Amendments
(USA) -- Two midsized states that are experiencing vastly different stages of legalizing their sports betting measures appear to be reaching a conclusion as Illinois is...

2/17/2020

article Alaska, Wyoming Make It 21 States With Live Sports Betting Bills
(USA) -- There are now 21 states with sports betting bills introduced this year, 18 of which would legalize sports betting. The latest adds to the list are Alaska and...

2/14/2020

article OP/ED: Why Attaching Sports Betting To Local Casinos Is Bad State Policy
(USA) -- It’s been almost two years since the Supreme Court cleared the way for state legalization of sports betting, and in that time, 13 states have done so...

2/8/2020

article WEEK IN REVIEW: Virginia Sports Betting Bills Advance, Massachusetts Extension, More
(USA) -- VA Senate, House move amended sports betting bills: Virginia lawmakers in both chambers both moved sports betting measures forward on Friday. Two days after...

2/7/2020

article PointsBet Posts First Positive Net Revenue Since US Sports Betting Launch
(Australia) -- PointsBet has posted its first positive net-revenue quarter since launching in the US sports betting market. The Australian company last week filed...

2/5/2020

article Legal betting on last Sunday's NFL Super Bowl was a big winner in Oregon. Meanwhile, Washington state lawmakers ponder whether to legalize sports betting too.
(Oregon) -- Legal betting on last Sunday's NFL Super Bowl was a winner for the state of Oregon and a handful of Oregon tribal casinos. This comes as legislators in...

2/1/2020

article A record 26 million Americans will wager estimated $6.8B on Super Bowl LIV
(USA) -- Approximately 3 million more American adults say they will wager on this year’s Super Bowl than last year, according to data released by the American...

1/29/2020

article Legal Sports Betting Predictions for 2020: When Will New York, Florida and California Make the Jump?
(California) -- When it came time for our sports betting predictions for 2020, we could only think of one person to help us through it — Daniel Wallach of Wallach...

1/27/2020

article What Does A Tribal Bingo Case In California Have To Do With US Sports Betting Legislation?
(California) -- There has recently been a lot of talk about a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case and what it might mean for online sports betting. The case has...
article FanDuel Makes Sports Betting Risky Again With Robots, Snakes
(USA) -- The Super Bowl is just over a week away, an event many industries consider their most important of the year. Obviously, the NFL has been building to the matchup...
article Radio Gambles on Sports Betting
(USA) -- Who would have thought that a Supreme Court decision would spur the growth of a new talk radio format? But that’s what appears to be happening since May...

1/26/2020

article What Are the Odds Verizon Becomes the New King of Sports Betting?
(Arizona) -- The acquisition of Yahoo! by Verizon hasn't paid off quite the way the telecom giant likely hoped it would, but it may yet fuel some of its biggest...
article Sports Bets Scoring in the U.S.
(USA) -- This map from the American Gaming Association shows the states where sports betting is now legal, where sports betting has been approved but is not yet...
article Charles Barkley's Addiction Has Cost Him Over $10 Million
(USA) -- It’s no secret that NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has a gambling habit, reports ESPN. But most don’t know it’s cost him over $10 million....
article Two Sportsbooks Take no NBA Bets After Kobe Bryant Death
(Las Vegas) -- At least two sportsbook operators – Circas Sports in Las Vegas and Resorts Casino of Atlantic City, N.J. – ceased taking bets on today’s...

1/25/2020

article US Sports Betting Reached New Heights in 2019
(USA) -- Sports betting in US wasn’t legal until two years back. Nevada was the only state to enjoy the betting scene. But when the PASPA was struck down in 2018,...

1/24/2020

article The Vibrant (and Still Illegal) Sports Gambling Scene That Exists Behind Bars
(New York) -- "Just go to NFL.com real quick," Red barks into the prison phone in the exercise yard. He’s standing in a caged dugout-like area, where 23...
article SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US sports betting - January 24
(New York) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.

1/23/2020

article Victor Salerno to Join Industry Greats in Sports Betting Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) -- The career achievements of USBookmaking’s President Victor Salerno are to be celebrated when he is inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame...

1/21/2020

article Potential Evidence Of Increased Gambling Problems In Football Season
(Pennsylvania) -- When a new national coalition studied problem gambling funding and programs in 14 states, it found Pennsylvania among six using tax revenue as intended...
article Brent Musburger hosting sports betting seminar before Feb. 2
(Las Vegas) -- Ahead of the most anticipated professional football game of the year, sports broadcasting icon and VSiN host Brent Musburger will be joined by VSiN senior...

1/20/2020

article Astros superfan 'Mattress Mack' loses $2 million betting against Chiefs
(USA) -- It hasn’t been a great year for a certain Houston gambling enthusiast’s bank account. Houston-area furniture chain owner Jim McIngvale, better known...
article BLOG: Five things you didn't know about betting on the Super Bowl odds
(USA) -- Super Bowl is one of the rare times on the sports calendar that everyone – gambler or not – knows the pointspread. Big Game betting has massive...

1/19/2020

article Nebraska duo win $1.47M in Vegas betting competition
(Las Vegas) -- Eric Jensen and Matt Kucera are not professional gamblers, but their love of sports always found them taking part in games of chance. Still, there's a...

1/17/2020

article Maker of sports betting app says it has fixed border problem
(New Hampshire) -- Placing a wager on DraftKings should now be easier for people in communities near New Hampshire's border. The company behind the sports betting...
article Barstool Sports Closing In On Goal Of “Owning The Moon”
(Las Vegas) -- The “Pirate Ship” of the internet, Barstool Sports is reportedly on the verge of being sold to casino operator, Penn National. On a blustery...

1/15/2020

article Another Year Since U.S. Legalized Sports Betting: What Has Changed?
(USA) -- Even with the huge numbers that states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania post each month, the largest states in America continue to drag their feet when the...

1/14/2020

article OP/ED: Even these experts can’t precisely describe the legalized sports betting galaxy
(Las Vegas) -- No matter how hard I try, I keep underestimating the ever-expanding universe of legalized sports betting in America. I need the ghost of Carl Sagan as my...
article Looking for a guaranteed Super Bowl winner? Bet on Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has built a reputation through the years as the best place for fans to be for the Super Bowl if they can't get their hands on tickets to the...

1/13/2020

article Nevada gaming attorneys caution lawmakers on sports betting; ‘You really have to give it some serious thought’
(California) -- At a weekend conference attended by state lawmakers seeking advice on aspects of casino expansion, a panel of Nevada gaming attorneys tried to tamp down...

1/12/2020

article Verizon to Expand Sports Betting Venture to Five More States
(Las Vegas) -- Verizon Communications Inc. got its Yahoo Sports betting venture out of the gate in New Jersey in November, and now plans to expand its online gambling...

1/9/2020

article Delaware, West Virginia Sports Betting Start 2019 Revenue Report Fun
(Delaware) -- Results of 2019 for Delaware and West Virginia sports betting are in, which is the first full-year of sports betting revenue tallies available. Both states...

1/8/2020

article CES: New technology, data will change sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NHL teams that make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring are set to enter the rink with additions to their uniforms. The league plans to put...

1/7/2020

article PGA Tour among pro sports cashing in on gambling by selling data
(Atlantic City) -- Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity...

1/6/2020

article BOOK: A Man for All Markets
(Las Vegas) -- “A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could...

1/3/2020

article BLOG: Sports Betting Year in Review: The Biggest Bets and Biggest Characters of 2019
(USA) -- The first full year of sports betting in the post-Supreme Court reversal was a dandy, full of big bets and bigger characters. Here’s your recap of the year that...
article BLOG: The Week In Sports Betting: Bill Would Alter IGRA, MD Moving?
(USA) -- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of...

12/31/2019

article Gaming industry figures share their predictions for 2020
(Worldwide) -- A quick roundup of some industry notables’ fearless forecasts for the gambling sector in the year to come! MELISSA BLAU: Director, iGaming Capital,...
article The Top Five US Sports Betting Stories Of 2019
(USA) -- Just two years ago, at the end of 2017, single-game sports betting was only legal in a single state: Nevada. Today, as 2019 ends, we look at a different...

12/29/2019

article As much as $26bn could be gambled on American sport in 2020
(USA) -- IN AMERICA, GAMBLING on sport has long been frowned upon. Prohibitionists considered it an intolerable vice, like drinking alcohol, and outlawed it in the early...
article Charles Barkley talks about gambling problems: “I lost $1 million 10-20 times”
(USA) -- Apart from being passionate about basketball, Charles Barkley’s second passion is gambling in casinos. Barkley himself was never shy to express himself...

12/26/2019

article Sports betting surges, but for how long?
(USA) -- Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2018 allowed sports betting to be legalized in every state, its popularity has soared and now about a third of the nation...
article Bettor turns $5 into $100K payout with 15-team NFL parlay
(Las Vegas) -- Sports betting definitely isn't an exact science and there's a good amount of luck involved. The latter was never more true than during Week 16 of the NFL...

12/25/2019

article Gambling will overwhelm sports media in 2020
(USA) -- Sports media will rush to embrace gambling in 2020. With sports book operators hungering for new customers in a growing number of U.S. states, sports leagues...

12/24/2019

article Inside The New Tribal Sports Betting Bill In Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A New York Congressman has introduced legislation regarding sports betting, and Legal Sports Report obtained the text of the bill that has not been...
article "Both states and tribes are demonstrating they are capable of regulating sports betting with integrity and success"
(Nevada) -- The IGI of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says each US state legislature must make policy decisions that are unique to its jurisdiction as regards...
article Kambi Stock Plunges 30% on DraftKings Acquisition News
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Kambi Group PLC lost 30 percent on Monday’s news that DraftKings planned to acquire SBTech. Investors fear the acquisition could...

12/23/2019

article Churchill Downs, Eldorado Resorts Could be Interesting For Investors Wagering on Sports Betting in 2020
(Wall Street) -- Churchill Downs Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI), two of 2019’s best-performing gaming equities, have the potential to...

12/22/2019

article 2020 could be the year that sports gambling takes off, to the benefit of these stocks
(Wall Street) -- States are increasingly pushing for the legalization of sports betting and it could present investors with a grand opportunity in 2020, Wall Street...

12/19/2019

article Sports betting’s rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020
(USA) -- The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino’s sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in their...
article Sports betting's rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020
(Rhode Island) -- The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino’s sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in...
article Late, meaningless Eagles touchdown costs Las Vegas huge payday
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bookmakers had a brutal day on Sunday after two wild endings wound up swinging six figures' worth of winnings back into the hands of the...

12/17/2019

press release New partnership to see FanDuel Sportsbook’s at The Cordish Companies’ branded properties nation-wide
(Maryland) -- Maryland-based real estate development and entertainment operating company, The Cordish Companies, has entered into a partnership agreement with New York...

12/15/2019

article How media companies like Barstool Sports and Bleacher Report are taking advantage of legal sports betting
(USA) -- Sports media companies plunged into the burgeoning market for sports betting in 2019, as the gaming category became legal in more US states. Some media...

12/14/2019

article PURDUM: 'I thought I was Rain Man:' The dying art of the parlay card wiseguy
(Las Vegas) -- This is not your typical Friday night on the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Professional Bull Riders World Championships are in...

12/11/2019

article How banks should navigate sports betting
(USA) -- The gambling and sports betting industries in the U.S. represent a complicated sector that banks' anti-money laundering and compliance officers must...
press release Betting on Sports America 2020 to gather 2,500 industry professionals
(New Jersey) -- Betting on Sports America (BOSA) returns to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center on 28-30 April 2020 and, mirroring the rapid growth of the U...

12/9/2019

article A Behind the Scenes Look at How One Sportsbook Handles the Craziness of an NFL Sunday
(New Jersey) -- The Hudson River shimmers below the Manhattan skyline on a still Sunday morning in October. The world outside the PointsBet office in Jersey City, N.J.,...
article BLOG: The Week In Sports Betting News: Michigan Sports Betting Gets New Life
(Michigan) -- Happy Monday, everyone. We’re surging toward the end of 2019 with some surprisingly big happenings for the typically slow holiday season. Last week...
article Bleacher Report to launch betting game show on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Sports fans will get a chance to test their knowledge at the Bleacher Report’s new live interactive game show, the B/R Betting Game Show, starting...
article Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel
(Massachusetts) -- The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday'...

12/5/2019

article Google confirms plans to okay online casino ads in four US states
(USA) -- Search engine colossus Google has decided it will allow online casino advertising by operators based in the four US states that currently permit intrastate...

12/3/2019

article The Week In Sports Betting News: Yeah, It’s Never Been OK For NFL Players To Bet On NFL Games
(USA) -- Happy Monday, everyone. We’re now 20 days from Hanukkah and 23 from Christmas so hopefully those Black Friday sales helped get your holiday shopping...

12/1/2019

article Miami Dolphins Owner Invests Into Action Network
(Florida) -- Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, has invested money into the Action Network media group. Stephen Ross not only owns the Miami Dolphins, but he also owns...

11/27/2019

article Ross’s venture fund invests in sports gambling startup
(USA) -- Billionaire Stephen Ross has invested in the sports gambling startup the Action Network, yet another move by a National Football League owner to capitalize on...

11/26/2019

article Analysis: US marketing approach must learn from Europe’s mistakes
(USA) -- In the last year, we have seen operators partner up with franchises from across various US leagues. Fox Bet signing with the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the...
article More sportsbook consolidation coming, asserts analysts
(USA) -- The recent acquisition of CG Technology assets by William Hill was just the beginning, according to several industry analysts. While many sports gambling fans...

11/23/2019

article Where Legal Sports Betting Goes, A Rush Of TV Ads Is Sure To Follow
(USA) -- When sportsbooks open in newly legalized states, one thing follows as surely as the posed, ensemble end zone gathering that comes after every NFL touchdown...

11/22/2019

article COLUMN: Legalized Sports Gambling May Bring An Unwanted Guest To The Market
(USA) -- As various states prepare to offer sports wagering in some form, foreign companies eager to gain a foothold in U.S. markets are routinely showing up on the...
article Betting integrity in question after Louisiana Tech suspensions
(USA) -- Investigations by multiple authorities have been launched into the Louisiana Tech football program’s delayed announcement of the suspension of three...

11/21/2019

article Wall Street Wades Into Sports Gambling as Legalization Spreads
(Wall Street) -- The line between trading and gambling has always been fuzzy. So now that many U.S. states have legalized sports betting, following a 2018 Supreme Court...
article Meet the 22 power players leading the explosion of the US sports betting space
(USA) -- Business Insider is recognizing the early leaders who who are capitalizing on legal sports betting in the US. We are highlighting 22 power players, based on a...
article Indiana and Pennsylvania Post Strong October Revenue Figures
(Indiana) -- Indiana and Pennsylvania’s sports betting market continues to prosper as the sportsbooks in both states enjoyed surging revenue numbers in October, as they...
article CBA Signs Sportradar For Sports Betting Integrity Services
(Las Vegas) -- The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has officially signed a multi-year deal with Sportradar to be their supplier of sports integrity solutions. Under...

11/20/2019

article BLOG: Legal But Not Live: Projecting When Colorado, Illinois, Montana, NH, Tennessee And D.C. Will Be Online
(USA) -- Six jurisdictions have legalized sports betting but have not yet given the green light for the launch of legal operations. While Indiana and Iowa sprinted from...

11/19/2019

article 'I was very bitter': Inside the $20 bet that almost became $50K
(Las Vegas) -- For one 24-year-old ticket writer at Circa Sports in Las Vegas, it was anything but an ordinary weekend. That will happen when you bet $20 on a 12-leg...

11/15/2019

article Yahoo Sports becomes the latest media company to offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Another major media company now officially has some skin in the legal US sports betting game. The Yahoo Sportsbook app and desktop platforms went live in...
article 3 takeaways from symposium on 'Sports Betting and Horse Racing'
(Kentucky) -- The University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, in conjunction with Horse Racing Nation, hosted the final of three speaker series events for...

11/14/2019

article TD Ameritrade Looking To Enter Sports Gambling Business: Report
(USA) -- As it looks to make up lost revenue from slashing commission fees to zero, brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is reportedly testing different ways it can tap into the...
article HOLDEN: Tribal Compacts: A Primer For Legal US Sports Betting
(Tennessee) -- The spread of legal sports betting in the United States accelerated greatly in the past year. Thirteen states now offer some form of sports wagering, with...

11/12/2019

article Optimal Sportsbook Revenues Elusive For New York, Iowa Without Full Online Betting
(USA) -- The release of sports betting figures in Iowa and New York continues to show why a full mobile sports betting component is needed for a healthy industry. The...
article Sharing Is Caring: Fluharty To Introduce Bill Allowing College Athletes To Profit From Endorsements
(West Virginia) -- The NCAA is considering to allow college athletes to earn income from endorsement deals. The move comes one month after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...

11/10/2019

article Casino CEOs love potential of sports wagering nationwide
(Las Vegas) -- When the Supreme Court opened the door to nationwide sports wagering with its decision striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act,...

11/9/2019

article MSG Networks and FanDuel announce sports betting partnership
(New York) -- The partnership includes a mix of in-game and halftime integrations, branded content and commercial spots that will air during MSG Networks’ Knicks...

11/8/2019

article Panel: Media companies cautious as states legalize sports betting
(New York) -- U.S. sports betting legalization is expected to be a bonanza for media companies, but executives at an industry conference this week said they are moving...
article Mobile sports wagering platform proves to be smart bet for Ameristar
(Illinois) -- Ameristar Casino's partnership with DraftKing to offer mobile wagering is proving to be a winning gamble, with the East Chicago casino's sports wagering...
article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: All The OHs: MO, CO, OH
(USA) -- Major League Baseball on Thursday suggested that it would invest more in Missouri if lawmakers agreed to include a royalty or “integrity fee” when...
article How this Canadian company is making waves in the burgeoning mobile sports-betting industry
(North America) -- There is a lot of money ready to flow into the emerging legal single-event sports betting industry in North America, but regulations and a robust...
article The DeanBeat: Gaming is still at the mercy of larger forces
(Worldwide) -- The week was thick with gaming news, so some folks may not have noticed that Playtika, the Tel Aviv-based social casino games company, is considering...

11/7/2019

article SBUSA: Sports Betting USA 2019 Day Two recap
(New York) -- The excitement surrounding the opportunities in the regulated Sports Betting market continued today in New York City at Sports Betting USA. The selection...
article Gambling and sport: how bookmakers win in voluntary 'whistle-to-whistle' advert ban
(UK) -- When Huddersfield Town FC unveiled its 2019-20 match shirt emblazoned with an enormous sash bearing the logo of bookmakers Paddy Power, fans were horrified and...

11/6/2019

article Firms Foresee $7 Billion in Sports Betting Markets by 2025
(New York) -- Sports betting in the United States is close to crossing the one billion dollar threshold in generated revenue annually. But that does not mean that...

11/4/2019

article SBUSA: Gambling firms see $7B to $8B sports betting market by 2025
(New York) -- Investors and sports betting companies are running up the score when it comes to sports betting, predicting the fast-growing industry will be a $7 billion...
article The Emergence of Sports Betting
(USA) -- In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Once the federal ban on sport betting had been removed...
article Sports Betting Geolocation Maps Show Wagers At Highway Rest Stops
(USA) -- As more states continue to roll out mobile sportsbook offerings, the task of geofencing areas with unique geographic features has become increasingly more...
article The Week In Sports Betting: Y Ask Y? Yahoo Finally Makes The Jump Into Betting
(USA) -- Happy Monday, y’all, and welcome back to reality. For most of us, this is the day we drink a couple of extra cups of coffee and hunker down for another...
article Gambling firms forecast $7B to $8B sports betting market by 2025
(New York) -- Investors and sports betting companies are running up the score when it comes to sports betting, predicting the fast-growing industry will be a $7 billion...
article Still growing strong: PwC report projects sports industry revenue to rise 3% this year
(USA) -- Revenue generated in 2019 by the North American sports market will increase by nearly 3% for the third consecutive year to a record $73 billion, according to a...

11/3/2019

article Sports betters wager new record amount of money on legalized betting
(Kentucky) -- Sports betters set the September bar high after the legalization of sports betting. Betters wagered a new record amount of money on legalized sports...

11/1/2019

article This Thread Perfectly Illustrates The Unmet Demand For Legal Sports Betting
(Internet) -- Despite the rapid pace of legalization and launches of state-regulated sports betting markets across this great land, the vast majority of U.S. sports...
article Las Vegas-based Full House excited about sports-betting deals
(Las Vegas) -- New sports wagering deals inked by Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts Inc. in the third quarter has CEO Dan Lee shooting for the big leagues. The small...
article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: DK Gets PA Mobile Nod, Wisconsin, More
(USA) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (...
article ‘Mattress Mack’ says he lost $13 million betting on the Houston Astros. Silver lining?
(Texas) -- Jim McIngvale says the bets were a hedge to cover losses he would have incurred for a promotion he offered customers if the Astros won the World Series.

10/31/2019

article Despite Losing More Than $13 Million on the Houston Astros, Superfan Mattress Mack Says He Would Do It Again
(Texas) -- The Houston Astros World Series loss to the Washington Nationals saw Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale to lose more than $13 million in sports bets, but...

10/30/2019

article Did ‘Mattress Mack’ win or lose millions on his Astros bets after World Series final?
(Texas) -- It went all the way to Game 7 of the World Series, and Coast residents who aren’t even fans of the Houston Astros or the Washington Nationals tuned in...
article Mattress Mack loses at least $11.6 million in Astros bets
(Texas) -- While many Houston Astros fans must now recover from the heartbreaking loss to the Washington Nationals that ended their race for a second World Series title...
article Nevada Still The King, Reigns Supreme Over New Jersey Sports Betting In September
(USA) -- As much as the sports betting world seems to want New Jersey’s industry to overtake Nevada’s, the Silver State reminded everyone in September that...
article Billionaire Throws Shade At Bitcoin In Call To Build Casinos Like Apple
(Michigan) -- Billionaire Ted Leonsis held court today on stage at the gargantuan Freemason Temple in Detroit, surrounded on either side by towering 40-foot-tall organ...

10/29/2019

article MGM Resorts, Yahoo Sports sign sports betting partnership deal
(Las Vegas) -- A wide-ranging new partnership between subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International and Verizon Communications Inc. will result in a new sports betting...
article New Jersey sports books could lose millions to high roller if Astros win World Series
(New Jersey) -- The Houston Astros are one game away from winning the World Series, something that would be costly for New Jersey sports books — largely due to one...

10/28/2019

article Yahoo Sports, BetMGM enter historic partnership in sports betting
(USA) -- When the United States Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on sports gambling in 2018, allowing individual states to decide whether to make sports betting...
article BLOG: Legal sports betting breakdown for the week of October 28
(USA) -- Halloween is just a few days away, but things are already looking grim for the Washington Nationals, who were up 2-0 in the World Series and are now down 3-2...
article BLOG: The Week In Sports Betting News: Missouri On The Table, Connecticut Off It
(USA) -- Happy Monday, y’all, and welcome back. We hope you survived this weekend’s sports betting equinox with minimal damage to your bankroll and/or...
article ‘Mattress Mack’ in position to win $22M on Astros in World Series
(Las Vegas) -- The Astros are a win away from winning the World Series and Mattress Mack is on the edge of his bed. Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress...
article NJ sports books to lose millions to high roller 'Mattress Mack' if Astros win World Series
(New Jersey) -- The Houston Astros are one game away from winning the World Series, something that would be costly for New Jersey sports books -- largely due to one...
article Notable bets: Bettor drops $300K on Carolina Panthers
(Atlantic City) -- The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 would've turned 27 today. Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on Oct. 28,...
article Sportsbook PointsBet Raising $80 Million To Fuel US Sports Betting Expansion
(USA) -- PointsBet is making it clear it plans to be a force in the US sports betting industry after announcing plans Monday to raise more than $80 million to fund...

10/27/2019

article Las Vegas company joins sports betting gold rush
(Las Vegas) -- Matthew Holt recognized the proliferation of legal sports betting as a modern-day gold rush and quickly staked his claim, launching a Las Vegas company...

10/25/2019

article OP/ED: Legalized Sports betting is expanding nationally and Vegas supports the effort
(Las Vegas) -- On a recent afternoon in downtown Las Vegas along famed Fremont Street, there is a flurry of activity in the William Hill Sportsbook inside Binion’s...
article Bettors put most money on Lakers to win title
(USA) -- The Lake Show has been playing nonstop at U.S. sportsbooks, leaving bookmakers staring at sizable liabilities on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA...
article That was the week that was in US sports betting
(USA) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.

10/23/2019

article Visa Ready To Offer Card Acceptance At Sportsbook Windows
(USA) -- After months of remaining on the sidelines, Visa appears ready to establish a considerable presence inside brick-and-mortar sportsbooks nationwide. Visa is...

10/22/2019

article A machine-learning system may have predicted the World Series winner
(USA) -- The 2019 MLB postseason has been a wild one. The Dodgers imploded in the first round, clearing the way for the Washington Nationals to rout a listless Cardinals...

10/21/2019

article Can Colleges Police Sports Betting? Some Are Trying
(USA) -- In Mississippi, university officials sent state gambling regulators names for a “watch list” for big bets. Iowa colleges have simply kept teaching...
article Casino Industry’s Image Better Than Ever — How Much Is That Due To Legal Sports Betting?
(Washington D.C.) -- A study released by the American Gaming Association last week revealed that 49% of American adults have a favorable view of the casino gaming...
article Not Quite All in on Sports Betting
(USA) -- Cable networks and operators waiting patiently to cash in on the sports gambling bonanza are going to have to wait a little longer, some current and former TV...
article After A Year In The US, Kambi Has Some Takeaways On American Bettors
(Pennsylvania) -- If you were putting together an expert panel on sports betting in Pennsylvania, Kambi would warrant a spot. The European bookmaker handles sports...
article Buckeyes Want a Ban on Betting on Ohio College Teams
(Ohio) -- With Ohio moving closer to approving sports wagering, the state’s largest university is pressing lawmakers there to ban bets on college athletics.
article Google allows five more US states to advertise sports betting
(USA) -- Google has updated its gambling and games policy, authorizing advertising for sports betting services in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, Iowa and Indiana....
article Officials trying to keep college betting out of Ohio’s sport gambling bill in Columbus
(Ohio) -- Ohio House Bill 194 (HB 194) has been in consideration for years, trying to determine if Ohio should be the next state to legalize betting on sports. Bruce...
article BLOG: Sports betting jumpstarts gaming and kiosks; (hey, cash isn't dead)
(Ottawa) -- What a week it was in Las Vegas when the Global Gaming Expo came to town. Gaming continues to become a popular form of entertainment as more states permit...

10/18/2019

article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: NH Cities Want Sports Betting, Revenue Reports
(USA) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy...
article Google permits five more states to advertise sports betting
(USA) -- Google has updated its gambling and games policy, authorizing advertising for sports betting services in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, Iowa and Indiana.
article U.K. Sports Betting Firm Gambles on the U.S. Here’s Why It Could Pay Off.
(UK) -- GVC Holdings ‘ stock looks like a good bet as the global gambling group positions itself to capitalize on the flourishing U.S. sports betting market....

10/17/2019

article How Gambling Built Baseball – & Then Almost Destroyed It
(Illinois) -- Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians – a game in which...
article Alabama Student Called in Bomb Threat to LSU Tiger Stadium Because Friend was Losing Bet
(Alabama) -- A student at the University of Alabama is suspected of dialing in a hoax bomb threat to the Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium in a bid to...
article Alabama student made bomb threat during LSU-Florida game to save friend from losing bet: police
(Alabama) -- A University of Alabama student was arrested Sunday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat at Tiger Stadium during a big conference matchup between LSU and...

10/15/2019

article A bet on America: the sports gambling gold rush
(USA) -- The boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey, looks like a forgotten film set. Scant tourists look in vain for its Prohibition-era glory. The windows of the...
article Sam Darnold’s return sparked NFL gambling bloodbath
(Las Vegas) -- When an undrafted rookie quarterback from Samford is winning on the road in October, it’s a sign of an odd NFL season. Devlin Hodges of the Steelers...

10/13/2019

article Pope Francis Accidentally Tweets His Support For The NFL’s New Orleans Saints
(Internet) -- If you had to pick one man on Earth who probably doesn’t know how to use emojis or hashtags, you’d be pretty safe picking the Pope. Pope...

10/11/2019

article Purdue Approves Ban Against Boilermaker Betting
(Indiana) -- With the Boilermakers preparing to take on the University of Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, Purdue University employees and students might think twice...
article How bettors can avoid being rink amateurs when wagering NHL
(New York) -- The popularity of NHL betting has risen exponentially in recent years, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of the Vegas Golden Knights and the...

10/9/2019

article BLOG: Understanding Soccer Betting Markets
(Worldwide) -- Soccer is the biggest sport in the world and with that comes an array of ways to bet on it. Punters who are just starting out on their gambling career may...
article Ladbrokes-owner GVC raises profit forecast again as U.S. offers bigger bets.
(UK) -- GVC, owner of British gambling firm Ladbrokes, raised its annual core earnings forecast for the second time in three months as a joint venture cashed in on a...

10/8/2019

article Column: Mattress Mack bets big as sports betting spreads
(Las Vegas) -- Mattress Mack is the kind of character who fits nicely into the Las Vegas betting scene, skipping from sports book to sports book in search of a big score...

10/7/2019

article BLOG: Sports betting explosion expected in the USA
(Internet) -- In May 2018, PASPA was repealed – in effect overturning the federal ban on sports betting. The consequence of this legal decision means that states...
article Feds Indict Mob Member For Trying To Fix An NCAA Basketball Game In 2018
(New York) -- The US government is alleging that members of an organized crime family tried to fix a top-level college basketball game in 2018. Wiretaps on the Colombo...

10/3/2019

article Houston furniture mogul makes $3.5 MILLION World Series bet on Astros—and he's not done
(Texas) -- A Houston man named Jim McIngvale made one of the largest wagers in U.S. history on the eve of the 2019 MLB Playoffs by placing $3.5 million on the Astros to...
article This baseball fan is betting $5 million that the Houston Astros will win the World Series
(Texas) -- Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is. Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from...
article Will Adam Sandler Finally Get an Oscar Nomination?
(Hollywood) -- It was just two years ago that Adam Sandler was getting early Oscar buzz for his role in Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)....
press release Newgioco Group Engages Experienced Bookmaker to Lead U.S. Development
(New York) -- Newgioco Group, Inc. (“Newgioco” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NWGI), a global gaming technology company providing fully integrated software solutions to...

10/2/2019

press release Pioneering VC Fund Targeting Legal U.S. Sports Betting Opportunity
(Las Vegas) -- The market for sports betting in the U.S. is expanding at an unprecedented pace following a 2018 Supreme Court decision that allowed all states to...

10/1/2019

press release Newgioco Group operates first commercial betting on Indian Horse Relay event
(Montana) -- Newgioco Group Inc made tribal sports wagering history over the weekend, conducting the first-ever commercial betting made on an Indian Horse Relay Class I...
press release Newgioco and Northern Winz Make Tribal Sports Wagering History
(Montana) -- Newgioco Group, Inc., a global sports betting and gaming technology company providing software solutions to regulated online and land-based sports betting...

9/30/2019

article CSM: The headwinds against legalized sports betting
(USA) -- In the 16 months since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the country’s wealthiest sports league, the NFL, has...
article The Week In Sports Betting: Indiana, Oregon Ready To Go Online
(USA) -- It’s Monday, which means we’re a couple days behind in the sports betting news cycle. What’d we miss? Oh wait, right, that’s our job. Of...

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