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Batavia Downs backing effort to allow sports betting at casino

Yesterday, Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope) the head of the New York Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee introduced legislation that would pave the way for sports betting, should the Supreme Court knock down the federal prohibition.

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3/18/2019

article DraftKings CEO Sees Strong Appetite for Legalized Sports Betting
(New York) -- Jason Robins, DraftKings chief executive officer, discusses the state of sports betting with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde on "...
article The Rise of Legal Sports Betting
(New York) -- Bloomberg's Ira Boudway reports on the rise of legal sports betting. He speaks on "Bloomberg Businessweek."
article AGA: Americans Will Wager $8.5 Billion on March Madness
(Washington D.C.) -- $8.5 billion. That’s how much the American Gaming Association estimates will be bet in the United States on March Madness. The study,...
article March Madness might be a trigger for problem gamblers
(Louisiana) -- About 3 out of 100 people have a gambling problem according to the Louisiana Association of Compulsive Gambling, also known as LACG. Last March, a...
article March Madness More Like March Money: AGA Says $8.5 Billion Will Be Wagered
(Las Vegas) -- It’s well-established that sports betting brings new fans into sporting events. That goes for March Madness, too, according to the American Gaming...
article States to Get Tax Slice of $8.5B in March Madness Wagers
(Las Vegas) -- The NCAA men’s basketball tournament will attract $8.5 billion in both legal and illegal sports wagers, according to the American Gaming Association...
article DraftKings looks to profit from legal NCAA Tournament bets
(New Jersey) -- Something is different about this year's NCAA men's college basketball tournament: It's perfectly ok to bet on the games. This is the first...

3/14/2019

article H2: March Madness handle to reach $12.1bn in 2019
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12....

3/13/2019

article Former Eagle Brent Celek puts a few dollars on Bryce Harper at Valley Forge sportsbook opening, likes the DeSean Jackson trade
(Pennsylvania) -- Lots of folks are on the Bryce Harper bandwagon. Former Eagles tight end Brent Celek might be at the front of the bus. Celek was on hand as the Valley...
press release Art Manteris inducted into Sports Betting Hall of Fame
(Las Vegas) -- Art Manteris, Vice President of Race and Sports Operations at Station Casinos, will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame, as the industry...

3/12/2019

article Three big states might not legalize sports betting anytime soon
(USA) -- After the US Supreme Court let the sports betting dogs out of the cage in May of last year, a number of the nation’s most progressive gambling states...
article Casinos New to March Madness Under Gun to Protect Gamblers’ Data
(USA) -- Casinos and sportsbooks tapping, for the first time, what used to be an illegal multibillion-dollar betting market for the NCAA men’s basketball...
article Positive Public Perception of Legalized Sports Gambling in NJ, MS
(New Jersey) -- A new poll finds strong support for legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and Mississippi. Religion, geography and politics had little effect on the...
article ESPN launches ‘Daily Wager’ with plenty of data points
(New York) -- ESPN’s first on-air ‘bet’ on the rising popularity of sports gambling launched Monday on ESPNEWS with “Daily Wager,” hosted...

3/11/2019

article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Meet Me In The Midwest
(USA) -- Happy Monday, ladies and gents, and welcome back for another tour of the US sports betting landscape. In this weekly piece, we try to cover the recent, relevant...
article ESPN’s Daily Wager is a promising first step into the network’s coverage of sports gambling
(USA) -- ESPN premiered its first daily gambling show, Daily Wager, on Monday. My expectations coming in were low, given ESPN’s tepid description of the show (...

3/10/2019

article Former Las Vegas anchor to host ESPN’s first betting show
(Las Vegas) -- ESPN has showcased sports betting segments on “SportsCenter” for years, from Chris Berman’s “Swami Sez” NFL picks to Scott...
article Think Pete Rose has something to say about baseball jumping in bed with gamblers? You bet he does
(Florida) -- You may have heard – or maybe you didn’t since Major League Baseball dropped this little bombshell late last Wednesday with little fanfare. It...

3/8/2019

article Interview with Ian Epstein of PropSwap for Buying and Selling Futures & Props
(New York) -- On the Friday March 8 edition of BangTheBook Radio, host Adam Burke was joined by Ian Epstein, one of the creators of PropSwap for a segment about one of...

3/6/2019

article Sports Betting Expansion Gains Momentum as Lawmakers in Several States Consider Legalization
(USA) -- The push to legalize sports betting across the United States shows no signs of slowing down, with lawmakers in several states pushing to pass bills before the...
article Two States Have Denied MLB’s Request To Not Offer Spring Training Lines
(USA) -- With the federal ban on sports gambling lifted, more and more states are working on legislation to legalize it locally and open their arms to bettors in their...

3/5/2019

article It Won’t Be Easy To Catch Sports Betting’s ‘Brass Rings’
(USA) -- As states across the country consider whether or not to legalize sports betting, the three most populous seem to have taken themselves out of the running,...

3/4/2019

article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Southern States Saddling Up
(USA) -- Happy Monday, y’all, and welcome back to another week of sports betting bills in review.The appetite for legal sports betting is surging to unprecedented...
article National Council On Problem Gambling: States Have Done ‘Poorly’ On Building Sports Betting Laws
(USA) -- Betting on Sports America is coming April 23-25 to the New York City area. The conference will bring together people from across the sports betting industry to...

3/3/2019

article Garber: MLS ready to embrace legalized sports gambling
(New York) -- Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber is ready to embrace legalized sports gambling. "I've been to a lot of games in England," Garber...

3/2/2019

article Legalized sports betting unlikely in 3 largest US states
(USA) -- Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports -...
article Gamblers like their odds at MIT sports analytics conference
(Massachusetts) -- In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a...
article Sports gambling on campus
(USA) -- Marcus* sat alone as he watched the final minutes of Super Bowl LIII from his leather sofa. It was late in the fourth quarter, and all that remained of his...
article ESPN to debut daily sports gambling show on March 11
(USA) -- ESPN is entering the growing daily sports gambling show marketplace. The network announced Friday that it will start airing "Daily Wager" on March 11...

3/1/2019

article New York man tries the old fake kidnapping trick to avoid Super Bowl gambling loss
(New York) -- Kids, don't gamble. But if you do, don't enter Super Bowl pools with people you don't know. One New York man ran a high-stakes one this year...

2/26/2019

article SCHUETZ: Risk Management for Sports Wagering in a Casino Environment
(USA) -- I recently lived in the country of Bermuda for several years and the law of Bermuda insisted that people drive their cars on the left side of the road. Because...
article Is US Sports Betting A Threat To Horse Racing, An Opportunity To Copy Success, Or Both?
(USA) -- At least one horsemen’s group believes the one singular threat to the survival of the thoroughbred racing industry is the spread of legalized sports...

2/25/2019

article BLOG: Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Movement In The Middle Of The Country
(USA) -- Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to our legislative recap. We spend our every waking moment tracking sports betting bills and monitoring...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Movement In The Middle Of The Country
(USA) -- Happy Monday, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to our legislative recap. We spend our every waking moment tracking sports betting bills and monitoring...

2/22/2019

article BLOG: 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.
article Standardized injury reports face hurdles as college football adapts to new sports gambling laws
(New York) -- Kent Syverud is just starting to realize the magnitude of the task ahead. Syracuse's president is chair of an NCAA committee charged with asking nearly...

2/21/2019

article States are betting on sports gambling to close revenue gaps. Will it pay off?
(USA) -- Kentucky’s public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for...
article Kambi Looks To Build On Its Early US Sports Betting Success
(USA) -- The emergent US sports betting market is still in its formative phase, with new markets and operators appearing on a daily basis. It’s too early to tell...

2/16/2019

article How long before big media companies become big sports-gambling companies?
(USA) -- Sports betting in the US used to be illegal, for the most part. Now it’s up to individual states to decide if they want it. Besides Nevada, which has...

2/15/2019

article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Rope
(USA) -- Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly roundup of all the sports betting goings-on in statehouses across the country. And there have been plenty of goings-...

2/10/2019

article Illinois man wins National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Richard “Scott” Coles conquered more than 670 other horseplayers to win the 20th National Handicapping Championship on Sunday in Las Vegas....

2/9/2019

article Disney distances itself from gambling while Disney-owned ESPN ramps up gambling shows
(USA) -- In the nine months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, six states have quickly legalized sports betting, fantasy sports...

2/7/2019

article For the second time in three nights, a missed call has NCAA basketball gamblers in a tizzy
(USA) -- To the casual observer, Kaleb Joseph simply was running out the clock in Wednesday night’s Creighton-Villanova game. The Wildcats had taken an...
article VIDEO: Bettors Got Screwed in Villanova vs Creighton
(USA) -- For the second time ​this week, we have a major gambling controversy in college basketball. While there was nothing to worry about for the average fan, bettors...

2/6/2019

article Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl
(USA) -- Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada...

2/5/2019

article Super Bowl Betting Handle Down Eight Percent, Patriots Fatigue Blamed
(Nevada) -- Super Bowl betting in Nevada was down eight percent in 2019, with handle totaling $145.9 million. Oddsmakers reported a 7.4 percent hold – aka win...
article Here’s how much money sportsbooks outside of Vegas made on the Super Bowl
(USA) -- Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results and Nevada...

2/4/2019

article Sportsbooks come out ahead on Super Bowl. Related: Water is wet.
(USA) -- It’s Black Monday for football gamblers, who woke to the annually bleak prospect of a nearly seven-month stretch without any wagering aside from futures....
article FanDuel Lost $5 Million on the First Legal Super Bowl Bets in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- FanDuel Inc. reported losses of $5 million on Sunday’s Super Bowl -- suggesting the first big test of New Jersey’s nascent sports-betting...
article Patriots Cost FanDuel Sportsbook In New Jersey $5 Million On Super Bowl Betting
(New Jersey) -- If you feel like the Patriots ruined all the fun of Super Bowl Sunday, try being FanDuel Sportsbook today. The Patriots 13-3 victory over the Rams easily...
article Rams Fan Loses Nearly $4 Million in Super Bowl Bets
(Las Vegas) -- The lackluster 2019 Super Bowl cost a lot of people a few hours. But for one Las Vegas high-roller it cost $4 million. The anonymous gambler, known as...
article Early reports on Super Bowl action favorable for casinos, sports betting firms
(USA) -- DraftKings (DRAFT) tells CNBC it recorded 300K mobile sportsbook apps bets on the Super Bowl in the state of New Jersey. DraftKings partners in New Jersey with...
article New Jersey's first legal Super Bowl wagers underwhelm
(New Jersey) -- Sportsbooks in New Jersey handled nearly $35 million of wagers on Sunday’s Super Bowl game, state gaming regulators said on Monday, the first time...
article See Who Won Super Bowl 2019's Battle Between Bookies and Customers
(New Jersey) -- FanDuel reported losses of $5 million on Sunday’s Super Bowl—suggesting the first big test of New Jersey’s nascent sports-betting...
article Super Bowl bets: Wins big and small may carry tax tab
(New Jersey) -- The NFL's Super Bowl Opens a New Window. is one of television’s biggest annual events – where it draws hefty interest from gamblers who...

2/1/2019

article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Half Of US States Look At Legalizing
(USA) -- The scope of the appetite for regulated sports betting has become quite evident. Less than a month into the new year, half of all US states are considering...
article Draft Kings, casinos gear up for Super Bowl sports betting debut
(USA) -- DraftKings expects to see a record volume of bets for Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII, now that sports betting is legal in eight states, Jason Robins, CEO of the...
article Pro bettors share best Super Bowl LIII prop bets
(Las Vegas) -- Professional sports bettors pound the opening numbers on Super Bowl props, then lie in wait for the public to drive down prices on long shots such as a...
article Biggest bets for Super Bowl 53
(Las Vegas) -- Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race and Sports Operations at Westgate Las Vegas goes over the biggest bets for the Super Bowl. Thousands of football fans...
article BLOG: Your Super Bowl Boxes Are Almost Certainly Illegal
(USA) -- This weekend we’ll have another Super Bowl that the Patriots will inevitably win off the back of at least one pass interference call on a wildly...
article Legal sports betting now a sliver of $6 billion in Super Bowl wagers
(Massachusetts) -- Super Bowl Sunday is here. That means beer, greasy takeout, and whole lot of sports betting — an estimated $6 billion worth of wagers, according...
article Oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro leaves Las Vegas after 44 years
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro has headed back home to Pennsylvania after 44 years in Las Vegas to become director of sports relations for Rivers...
article Renowed Las Vegas oddsmaker returns to Pittsburgh, joins Rivers Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Jimmy Vaccaro, a renowned Las Vegas oddsmaker, who has appeared as an expert on CNN and ESPN, has returned to Pittsburgh to serve as the director of...
press release GamblingCompliance signs up for SBC’s Betting on Football & Betting on Sports America
(USA) -- Sports betting media and events company Sports Betting Community (SBC) and leading regulatory intelligence portal GamblingCompliance have joined forces in order...

1/31/2019

article Sports Betting in 2019: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Legal Sports Betting
(USA) -- An overwhelming majority of Americans – 63 percent – support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting,...
article Super Bowl 2019: Where To Wager For The Biggest Sports Betting Day Of The Year
(USA) -- No Super Bowl in history, in terms of sports betting, ever performed like last year’s big game. That had its yearlong time in the spotlight. Super Bowl...
article Super Bowl LIII: Craziest prop bets you can make
(New York) -- The Super Bowl is normally one of the busiest days for casinos and this year is expected to be no different, as Americans are expected to bet a record $6...

1/30/2019

article How Much Legal Super Bowl 2019 Betting? Over $300 Million Estimated
(New York) -- PlayUSA analysts are estimating that $325 million of legal wagers will be laid on this weekend’s SuperBowl in the United States. Eight states now...
article Legal Betting On The Oscars? New Jersey Sportsbooks Can Take Action
(New Jersey) -- Now taking bets on… Best Picture? New Jersey regulators are allowing NJ sportsbooks to take action on the Academy Awards. It will be the first time that...

1/29/2019

article Arizona, Hawaii Have Sports Betting Bills, But Will They Become Law?
(USA) -- Arizona and Hawaii became the most recent states in the US to introduce sports betting bills into their legislatures last week. Legislators in both states filed...
article Arizona lawmaker pushes to legalize sports betting (sub req)
(Arizona) -- A Republican lawmaker has a proposal to legalize sports betting in Arizona through legislation he says will avoid nullifying state gaming compacts with...
article State-by-state sports betting bill tracker
(USA) -- After New Jersey's Supreme Court victory last year, any state that wishes can legalize sports betting. At the same time various state lawmakers are...

1/28/2019

article CLARK: The legalization of sports betting created enormous economic potential
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s impossible to talk about the year ahead without acknowledging the momentous progress legal sports betting made in 2018. This time last...
article Americans expected to place $6B in bets on Super Bowl 53
(USA) -- The NFL will kick off more than Super Bowl LIII on Sunday. The championship game between the LA Rams and the New England Patriots marks the first major pro...
article Super Bowl prop bets have $1.2M in play early at Westgate sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas sportsbooks have yet to take a $1 million wager on Super Bowl LIII. But the Westgate has already taken $1.2 million in prop bets. The Westgate...

1/27/2019

article In-game wagering popularity grows for Las Vegas bettors
(Las Vegas) -- The Super Bowl line is dissected on a daily basis during the two weeks leading up to the game. But Patriots and Rams backers might be better off waiting...
article Legal gambling on the Super Bowl: Watching out for signs of addiction
(New Jersey) -- The Super Bowl next Sunday is expected to be a super bonanza for Garden State betting establishments. “This year we’re particularly concerned...

1/24/2019

article Sports Betting Bill Roundup: New Legislation Pops Up in Arizona, Hawaii
(USA) -- As anticipated to begin the new year, the appetite for legalized, state-regulated sports betting has surged. Last year’s US Supreme Court decision that...

1/23/2019

article As New Sports Betting States Compete, A Look At The Revenue Numbers
(USA) -- Sports betting in the US is now available in eight states. For some, it has created an instant revenue boom, while others haven’t fared as well as they...

1/22/2019

article Former Terps star McMillen predicts 'major gambling scandal' tied to college sports betting in future
(Maryland) -- Former Maryland congressman and basketball star Tom McMillen is urging Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders “to take all necessary steps” to avoid a...

1/21/2019

article MOTLEY FOOL: How Legalized Sports Betting Will Grow in 2019
(USA) -- It's been eight months since the United States Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports betting by ruling to strike down the Professional and...

1/16/2019

article An NFL-backed data firm is launching a sports-gambling marketing company
(USA) -- Sportradar AG, a data provider backed by the NFL and Michael Jordan, is launching a new sports-gambling marketing company, seeking to capitalize on the rapidly...
article Sportradar launch B2B marketing services for bookmakers
(USA) -- Sports data specialists Sportradar are branching out into providing B2B marketing services for betting operators.

1/15/2019

article Sports gamblers are getting valuable data from a former NFL doctor who tweets his injury assessments in real time
(California) -- Sports bettors have always looked for any edge they can find. As sports gambling gains legalization across the country, the next frontier for finding...

1/14/2019

article Sports media: Broadcast networks all-in on sports gambling
(California) -- Don’t be concerned with the over/under on when sports networks will become completely transparent about wanting an element of gambling to be part...
article DraftKings’ sports gambling competition went horribly wrong
(New Jersey) -- The future of legalized sports gambling is still lagging. DraftKings’ first ever Sports Betting National Championship ended in controversy over the...
article NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on...
article Gambling was the only reason to stick around for the second half of Patriots-Chargers
(New Jersey) -- The New England Patriots pummeled the Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round matchup of the 2019 NFL playoffs. The two teams...
article BLOG: Sports betting may seem easy. It's not. Here's why
(Atlantic City) -- Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports...
article Mob-Run Gambling Ring Busted In Rockland: DA
(New York) -- Three local men are accused of being behind a long-running gambling ring and money laundering operation that took in and filtered millions of dollars....
article Central Massachusetts man admits to running illegal gambling business, taking bets on NFL games
(Massachusetts) -- A 38-year-old Holden man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to running an illegal sports gambling ring, taking bets on NFL and college games....

1/13/2019

article $2.5 Million DraftKings Sports Betting Championship Ends With Controversy
(New Jersey) -- The DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship was supposed to be a celebration of the possibilities for the future of US sports betting. Instead,...
article Leader prevented from making final wager in $2.5M betting contest
(New Jersey) -- A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in New Jersey, after the Day 3 leader was...

1/12/2019

article DraftKings hires lobbyists as sports betting spreads in U.S. and draws lawmakers’ attention
(Washington D.C.) -- DraftKings Inc., a company that’s seen sizable growth thanks to its daily-fantasy games, is providing more evidence that it’s aiming to...

1/11/2019

article NBC Sports Washington Hopes To Offer Fans Glimpse Of Future Sports Betting Broadcasts With Innovative Wizards’ Contest
(Washington D.C.) -- Less than 10 months since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on sports betting, a Washington D.C.-area network is launching an innovative...
article The Wizards-Bucks alternate gambling broadcast, explained
(Washington D.C.) -- The future of sports betting in America is fast approaching, and the Washington Wizards want to be on the cutting edge. Starting Jan. 11 and...
article Sports Betting In-Crowd, Outsiders Eye Super Bowl with Curiosity
(Mississippi) -- Brian Wilson and his cohort had finalized their afternoon investments and settled into swivel chairs before Liz, the waitress in the cropped referee...
article Gambling will not be mentioned during the 2019 Super Bowl
(USA) -- Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) will not discuss gambling during its broadcast of the 2019 Super Bowl. According to a report from Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports...
article BLOG: Why sports betting apps are so popular
(Internet) -- More money is being spent nowadays on sports than ever before and this is one of the strongest trends we have today. The growing interest in sports in...

1/10/2019

article Could States Share Sports Betting Liquidity Despite Laws?
(USA) -- Though a sweeping federal sports betting bill seems increasingly unlikely to pass, that hasn’t prevented gambling industry stakeholders from pushing for a...
article DC Sports Venues Could Be Home To Area's Biggest Sportsbooks (sub req)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legal sports betting in DC "likely won't take place until summer at the earliest," but area teams and venue operators are "weighing their options...
article Let’s Not Let One Billionaire Crony Decide What Fifty States Do About Online Gambling
(USA) -- We less government types love federalism – rightly defined, of course: “A system of government in which states unite and give up some of their...
article Report: Sports Betting Footprint Will Grow To Include 17 States, DC In '19
(USA) -- The footprint of U.S. states that allow sports betting will expand from nine to at least 17 in the coming year, along with the addition of DC, according to a...
article Christie tells Uncle Sam, keep your hands off sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Former NJ governor Chris Christie, the driving force behind the legalization of sports betting, gave a speech this past week in which he urged lawmakers...
article Sign up for the Sports Betting Tours @ICE London
(London) -- For the first time in the post-PASPA era, stakeholders from the US sports wagering sector will have a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with...
article LPGA Will Explore New Shot Tracking Technology as U.S. Sports Betting Proliferates
(USA) -- The LPGA is exploring using more sophisticated shot tracking technology, both in support of and funded by the growth of legalized sports betting in the U.S....

1/9/2019

article How Casinos Have Changed The World Of Football
(Worldwide) -- ‘He shots, he scores! Goal!!!’ Words that will send any football fan into a frenzy of excitement and lead to either tears of joy or tears of...

1/7/2019

article BLOG: Will the Justice Department Crack Down (Again) on Gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- When Attorney General Robert Kennedy was defending his Wire Act before the Senate, he scarcely would have imagined that this bill which he sold as a...
article Last Week In Sports Betting: You Can’t Look At 2019 Without 2018
(USA) -- Happy New Year, y’all! It’s been two weeks since last we visited. The holiday season (mercifully) put a bit of a damper on the pace of sports...

1/6/2019

article Chris Christie Tells State Lawmakers to Resist Attempts at Federal Sports Betting Regulation
(New Orleans) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was instrumental in pushing forward with the state’s effort to regulate sports betting, a campaign that...
article Chris Christie Unloads On Sports Leagues At Gaming Event In New Orleans
(New Orleans) -- The tone of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s luncheon speech at a gaming event in New Orleans on Friday was a familiar one —...

1/5/2019

article With Federal Sports Betting Laws All But Dead, What’s Next?
(New Orleans) -- At a meeting of state legislators, gambling stakeholders and other industry officials, a collection of the more than 200 attendees audibly laughed when...

1/4/2019

article Chris Christie tells states: Fight federal control of sports betting
(New Orleans) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating...

1/3/2019

article Sports betting returns under American gaming industry scrutiny
(USA) -- The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but now industry players are trying to understand if...

1/2/2019

article Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets
(USA) -- The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make...
article State Of The States: Sports Betting In The Midwest Region
(Washington D.C.) -- Since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May, seven states have launched sports betting and two...

1/1/2019

article OP/ED: North Carolina should embrace sports gambling, or get left behind
(North Carolina) -- Back in 2003 when I was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina, online poker and online sports betting took the campus by storm. We...

12/29/2018

article Federal Government could set sports betting standards
(Washington D.C.) -- The highest court in the land cleared the way for legal sports betting from coast to coast back in May. Now there’s a move in Congress that...
article State of Sports Betting In ’18, What It Looks Like And Lessons To Learn
(USA) -- In 2019, it’s likely that many more states will legalize sports betting. As each considers the most suitable way to do so, there is much to be learned...
article City's wish list from Nashville includes sports book on Beale
(Tennessee) -- City Hall’s wish list for the Tennessee Legislature includes more highway patrol officers on the interstate, mandatory sentences for “road...
article NBC Sports to launch sports gambling radio show hosted by Michael Jenkins and Tim Murray
(New York) -- NBC Sports is launching a daily national radio show focused on sports gambling, the latest media company to push forward on betting coverage as legalized...

12/28/2018

article Race Is On To Make Sports Gambling Legal Across America
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington, D.C., councilman was in a hurry. As the city council prepared to pass a bill this month legalizing betting on sports, Jack Evans was...
article Will Tennessee legalize sports betting?
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III has issued an opinion that could open the door to legalizing sports betting in Tennessee. “If chance is the...
article 2019 Promises Wave Of Sports Betting Legalization
(Washington D.C.) -- If the Sports Handle Power 15 Rankings of the states most likely to legalize sports betting are any indication, there’s good reason to think...
article ‘Get a Grip’: The Week In Sports Betting & Sports: NY Sports Betting, WV
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on...
article Who’s Got Next? Here Are The Top Candidates To Start Legal Sports Betting In 2019
(USA) -- This time last year, there really was no “list” of states on the verge of legal sports betting. The activity was, of course, still illegal at the...
article BLOG: Vegas Casinos Don't Make Nearly As Much Money on Sports Betting as You Think
(Nevada) -- If you were to guess what game nets Nevada casinos the most money each month, you'd likely say blackjack, craps or sports betting. And you couldn't...

12/27/2018

article Federal sports betting law will impact NJ, other states
(Washington D.C.) -- A recently introduced federal bill legislating sports betting nationwide would not immediately affect New Jersey's growing market but it could...
article More states expected to legalize sports gambling in 2019
(USA) -- CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on the changes to the gambling industry and the trends that will continue through 2019.
article 2019 Sports Betting Preview: Will Congress Enact Federal Standards For Legalized Sports Gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- As predicted, a landmark Supreme Court decision on sports betting has created a frenetic period over the latter half of 2018 the likes of which the...
article BRENNAN: Millennial Males Like To Bet On Sports … Even More
(New Jersey) -- Which Americans are most likely to bet on sports? Young men – right? Deloitte Global has just published a survey which, while it confirms that...
article Congress Mulls National Sports Betting Legislation
(West Virginia) -- With all of West Virginia’s casinos now online with sports betting, the industry’s next gamble will be with just how — or when...
article The future of sports betting in Wyoming: Part 2
(Wyoming) -- According to the Nevada gaming control, Nevada's sports books won a record 248.7 million dollars off the 4.8 billion dollars wagered in 2017. A...
article NBC registers domain names for sports betting
(New York) -- Do the registrations foreshadow a new sports betting platform or are they merely defensive registrations? Is NBC going to offer sports betting? NBC...

12/26/2018

article Sports betting operation in Rhode Island offers possible template for Connecticut casinos
(Rhode Island) -- “I’m having these twitches," Craig Sculos says, looking out at what will soon be a 3,600-square-foot sports lounge, bar and grill in...
article America overlooks scandalous past to reopen the book on sports betting
(USA) -- For nearly a century the Chicago “Black Sox” scandal has haunted American sport. Ever since members of the Chicago White Sox allegedly threw the...
article Live Casino & Hotel searches for executive to lead sports betting operations
(Maryland) -- Sports betting isn't yet legal in Maryland, but the Live Casino & Hotel is planning for a future where it is. The Hanover casino is looking for a...

12/25/2018

article CARP: States should tell Feds to back off on sports betting
(Nevada) -- Ray Lesniak is my hero. If you’ve ever made a bet on a sporting event, he should be your hero too. Who is Ray Lesniak? He is the former state senator...
article Instant Expert Legal Analysis Of The Federal Sports Betting Bill – Part 2
(Washington D.C.) -- This is the second of a two-part look into the federal sports betting bill. If you are reading this first, go back and check out the opening article...
article BLOG: NBC Makes a Huge Step Towards Covering Sports Betting
(USA) -- It's official. NBC could end up jumping on the sports betting bandwagon, and they're doing it in quite the aggressive fashion. According to sports legal...
article Mitchell: Federal sports betting bill usurps state powers
(Nevada) -- Now, precisely where in the U.S. Constitution is Congress given the power to “maintain a distinct Federal interest in the integrity and character of...

12/24/2018

article 2018 REVIEW: Senate bill would regulate sports betting at federal level
(Washington D.C.) -- A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties is proposing the federal government take back control of sports gambling in America, the first formal...
article Feds Take Aim At iGaming & Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican Orrin Hatch and Democrat Charles Schumer have introduced in the Senate legislation that would give the federal government the last word...
article Last Week In Sports Betting: Everyone’s Looking At You, DC (And Michigan Too)
(USA) -- It feels like we’ve said this at least a half a dozen times this year, but this time we really mean it. This last week was — without question...
article STUTZ: Fitch Ratings analyst: Legal sports betting providing ‘knock-on’ benefit to casinos
(Wall Street) -- Fitch Ratings Service told investors the growing legal U.S. sports betting market could provide $3 billion to $5 billion annually to casinos, racetracks...
article BLOG: US Sports Betting Fever Expected To Attract Money Launderers
(USA) -- Money launderers are always on the lookout for ways to wash their dirty money and turn it into clean money. One of the most common ways they go about this...

12/22/2018

article Fitch Ratings analyst: Legal sports betting providing ‘knock-on’ benefit to casinos
(USA) -- Fitch Ratings Service told investors the growing legal U.S. sports betting market could provide $3 billion to $5 billion annually to casinos, racetracks and...
article Ex-FinCEN enforcement chief says sports betting growth will draw increased money laundering scrutiny
(New York) -- A former enforcement chief with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network warned that the expansion of sports betting in...

12/21/2018

article Federal Sports Bill's Resurgence Forward Progress For Leagues' Agenda
(Washington D.C.) -- There’s a new bill for federal sports betting regulation. It’s called the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018. The bill...
article "Americans like their sports betting plain, simple and regulated," us-bookies.com reveals
(USA) -- In a recent study commissioned by the clearinghouse for online legal sports betting, 2,000 American sports bettors gave the green light to further the expansion...
article Montana Lawmakers Poised To Introduce Sports Betting Bills
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers know their state is a little, well, different. And as such, their vision for sports betting in one of the biggest states by area, but...
article U.S. anti-doping agency eyes sports betting role
(Washington D.C.) -- The agency that spearheaded the takedown of Lance Armstrong has a new potential target: sports betting integrity. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA...

12/20/2018

article U.S. senators Charles Schumer, Orrin Hatch introduce federal sports gambling bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties are proposing that the federal government take back control of sports gambling in America, the first...
article Instant Expert Legal Analysis Of The Federal Sports Betting Bill – Part 1
(Washington D.C.) -- On a Wednesday, exactly six days before Christmas, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) elected to drop a 101-page federal sports...
article Shelby County commissioners push state for sports betting on Beale Street
(Tennessee) -- Shelby County commissioners voted unanimously to send an initiative to the state to consider allowing sports betting. If the state approves it,...
article In-play betting study highlights links to negative immersive behaviour
(UK) -- New research released has revealed that people who engage in live betting on sporting events show increased involvement in watching live sport, but also drink...

12/19/2018

article Federal sports betting oversight bill panned as ‘epitome of a solution in search of a problem’
(Las Vegas) -- The reaction from gaming industry leaders and their allies to a proposal that would give the federal government regulation oversight of the nation’s...
article Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties is proposing that the federal government take back control of sports gambling in America, the first...
article Hatch, Schumer Preparing To Drop Federal Sports Betting Bill In Senate
(Washington D.C.) -- Multiple reports Wednesday indicated that Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will introduce federal sports betting legislation in the...
article New federal sports betting bill would cut out league ‘integrity fees’
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat,...
article Will sports betting see federal regulation?
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday.
article Tennessee AG's opinion could make legalizing sports betting easier
(Tennessee) -- A new legislative session fast approaches in Tennessee. Top of mind on Capitol Hill, sports gambling, thanks in part to an opinion by the State Attorney...

12/18/2018

article BLOG: Federal Government Wants A Piece Of Sports Betting Action, Says Sen. Hatch
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is passing around a new draft bill that would establish federal control over state-regulated sports betting. Regular readers...

12/17/2018

article Shelby County to ask Tennessee General Assembly to allow sports betting on Beale Street
(Tennessee) -- The Shelby County Commission will ask the Tennessee General Assembly to allow sports betting on Beale Street. “It’ll be isolated on Beale...
article Brazil Sports Betting Is Coming, Another 200 Million People Will Get Access To The Legal Market
(Brazil) -- Last week, President Michel Temer signed a new law that authorizes legal live and online sports betting in Brazil. That brings a market of more than 200...

12/15/2018

article A bookie, a bet, a basketball player: 25 years ago, point-shaving scandal rocked Arizona State
(Arizona) -- Through renovation and coaching changes, the ground floor of the Ed and Nadine Carson Student-Athlete Center at Arizona State has withstood the test of time...

12/14/2018

article U.S. Sports Betting Expansion: Nine Ways to Mitigate Legal and Regulatory Exposure
(Washington D.C.) -- In May 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992. This decision has...
article BLOG: Get a Grip: The Week in Sports Betting and Sports: Pennsylvania Openings, Application
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on...
press release BMM Testlabs white paper explains key implications of integrity fee
(Las Vegas) -- BMM Testlabs has produced a white paper written by Senior Manager of Marketing and Education Robin Bernhard that aims to tackle the thorny issue of...

12/13/2018

article In The Courts: The State of NBA Betting
(Pennsylvania) -- LeBron James was done hiding it. After getting swept in the 2018 NBA Finals, James sat at the postgame podium and briefly rested his hands on the table...
article Why gambling used to scare baseball and why it doesn’t anymore
(USA) -- The mayor of Las Vegas attended the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in 2004 with a showgirl on each arm and an Elvis impersonator behind him. This is not...
article NFL looking into having a national gaming partner
(USA) -- The NFL was at the forefront of the fight against legalizing sports gaming on a state level. Now, it’s behind other leagues when it comes to finding...
article IGRG to Introduce Whistle-to-Whistle Ban in January, 2019
(UK) -- The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has announced that a new measure will restrict the airing of gambling-related advertisement in the pre-...

12/12/2018

article Analysis: Lindsey Graham’s Compromised Views on Online Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- A leading voice in the Senate has launched his latest salvo in an often lonely war against online casino gaming. As with his previous efforts, this...

12/11/2018

article Mount Airy And Live! On Deck For Pennsylvania Sports Betting Licenses
(Pennsylvania) -- Some four months after regulators opened the submission process, the first applications to offer sports betting in PA began slowly trickling in. Penn...
article Presque Isle Downs Submits Application, Brings PA Sportsbook Total To 7
(Pennsylvania) -- When Churchill Downs Inc. announced it was buying Presque Isle Downs & Casino in March, company spokespeople did not mince words. They were heading...
article PA Grants License to Harrah’s for Sports Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Sports betting is now on its way to the city of Chester. However, the exact date is still not set in stone. Recently, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article Could legalized sports betting be coming to Minnesota sooner rather than later?
(Minnesota) -- Many supporters of gambling expected that a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court a year ago would finally open the door to sports betting...
article Virginia Has The Same Sports Betting Support As New Jersey, Survey Shows
(Virginia) -- Virginia lawmakers are already considering sports betting ahead of 2019, and a new survey has provided even more momentum for the state.
article Colorado Approaching Sports Betting With A Practical Eye
(Colorado) -- Colorado wants to join the second wave of states to legalize sports betting. However, officials in the Centennial State seem to be approaching the practice...

12/10/2018

article United States Congress To Consider New Sports Betting Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the most senior members of the United States Congress has reportedly introduced draft legislation that would bring federal oversight to the...

12/9/2018

article Where is Sports Betting Legal in the United States?
(USA) -- Sports betting is an industry that holds so much potential, not only in the US but also in the whole world at large. Notably, gambling has been there for over...

12/7/2018

article Breaking Down The Federal Sports Betting Bill Discussion Draft: Part 2
(Washington D.C.) -- Yesterday we looked at a number of key portions of the federal sports betting draft bill circulating in Congress. It is a discussion draft format...
article The Week In Sports Betting: All Eyes On DC, Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation’s capital was the focus of the US sports betting industry this week, via bills both at the federal and city level. But there was...
article Sports Betting Clears First Hurdle For Implementation In Washington D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington, D.C. Council approved a bill that would allow sports betting in the district, the first of two votes necessary for implementation....
article Why states are scrambling to legalize sports betting (reg req)
(Washington D.C.) -- Legislatures in at least 21 states plan to consider legalizing sports betting in 2019, a development with the potential to flood their coffers with...

12/6/2018

article Breaking Down The Federal Sports Betting Bill Discussion Draft: Part 1
(Washington D.C.) -- We are now more than six months past the day the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992....
article Congress searches for a federal solution to sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) proposed legislation that would create a federal framework for states to regulate sports betting, ESPN first reported and...

12/5/2018

article Federal Framework For Sports Betting Gains Momentum As Orrin Hatch Nears Retirement
(Washington D.C.) -- Weeks before Orrin Hatch completes his seventh and final term in the U.S. Senate, the Utah Republican plans to deliver on a promise he made...
article Understanding the NBA’s Sports Betting Data Deals With Sportradar, Genius Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal sports betting bill that surfaced on Tuesday helps shed light on a deal the National Basketball Association announced one week earlier...
article Sports Betting Focus of Final Arizona Session
(Arizona) -- “Sports betting is an incredible opportunity to diversify your business. The time is now. You have everything in place to move sports betting forward.” That...
article Will racing's boat rise with tide of sports betting expansion?
(Arizona) -- Sports wagering is expected to gain a foothold in a number of U.S. jurisdictions over the next year, according to speakers on Wednesday morning panels at...

12/4/2018

article Congress pushing for federal sports betting oversight
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress' interest in the expanding U.S. sports betting market is growing. Draft legislation that aims to provide federal oversight to sports...
article Feds Would Have To Approve State Sports Betting Laws Under New Draft Bill In Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A draft of a federal sports betting bill has appeared in Congress in which the federal government would have to approve state laws legalizing sports...
article Gambling Will Help Viewership, Poll Finds, But There Remains Fear Games Can Be Fixed
(USA) -- In the months since the Supreme Court’s ruling that banning sports gambling is unconstitutional, the sports landscape has begun to change. Gambling sites...

12/3/2018

article The Possible DC Lottery Sports Betting Vendor Is Exaggerating How Much Money It Would Make
(Washington D.C.) -- We are at ground zero of a battle over how sports betting may go down in the future in Washington, DC, and perhaps the rest of the country. On one...
article SMILEY: What legal sports betting in the United States means for offshore sportsbooks
(USA) -- One of the major misconceptions in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down the 1992 federal law banning sports wagering back in May is that...
article Women And Seniors Are Wary Of This New U.S. Legal Sports Betting Landscape, Poll Finds
(USA) -- Wives of television sitcom characters who worry about their bumbling husbands blowing the rent money on gambling have been a classic stereotype for more than 60...

12/1/2018

article FanDuel Paid Out Alabama Futures Bettors Early
(Alabama) -- On Friday, the FanDuel Sportsbook made sports betting history by being the first legal sports betting operator in the United States to pay out future wagers...

11/30/2018

article POLL: 70% of Americans say they are more likely to watch a sports event they bet on
(New York) -- Major League Baseball this week held a press conference to crown MGM as the league’s first “official gaming partner.” All the deal means...

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