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BLOG: Lawmakers Are Key To Capturing $150 Billion Illegal Sports Betting Market

The argument for widespread legal sports betting across the US is predicated upon the American Gaming Association assertion that Americans were betting $150 billion on sports every year when it was illegal everywhere outside Nevada — mostly at unlawful bookies and offshore sports betting operations on the internet.

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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...

9/27/2019

article That was the week that was in US sports betting - Week Ending September 27
(USA) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
article Column: ‘Mattress Mack’ could lose $15 million if Astros win World Series. He’s OK with that
(Texas) -- Jim McIngvale isn’t much of a gambler. At least that’s what the Houston furniture store owner known as “Mattress Mack” claims when...

9/26/2019

article Did Sports Betting Kill The Horse Racing Industry? Or Was It The DOA?
(USA) -- Doug Reed has been around the horse racing industry as a consultant and stakeholder for 40 years. He has a stark message for the sport to which he has dedicated...
article BLOG: We're Finally Going to Know How Tall NBA Players Really Are
(USA) -- Players have been listed at taller and heavier than they are in reality in their home programs since the inception of the printing press. Telling white lies...

9/25/2019

article Mobile Indiana Sports Betting Nearing The Starting Line As Proposals Arrive
(Indiana) -- Indiana sports betting is getting close to launching its mobile component, which appears to be just weeks away. Executive Director Sara Gonso Tait confirmed...
article The Changing U.S. Betting Landscape Can Deliver Both Higher Handle & Purses
(USA) -- Back in 2008, Australia began opening up their betting markets. In particular, corporate bookmakers and exchanges were allowed to flourish, offering racing and...
article Ex-NFL Doctor’s New Career: Helping Gamblers Analyze Injuries
(New York) -- For years, former San Diego Chargers team doctor David Chao has been giving instant injury analysis to NFL fans around the world. Tweeting under the...

9/24/2019

article Each State Different On Combating Problem Sports Gambling Under New Laws
(USA) -- Sports wagering is spreading across the country. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 fell in May 2018, and as of September 2019 many...
article Sports TV Fans Likely To Be 'Sticky' With Pay Services, Fewer Cord-Cutters
(USA) -- A new study says regular TV sports viewers are not likely to be “cord cutters,” and they tend to be “sticky” with traditional pay TV...
press release Sportradar’s ad:s Launches Programmatic Ad Offering to Fundamentally Shift How Sports Betting Operators Run their Businesses
(Worldwide) -- Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, announced the launch of its programmatic ad solution. The offering comes from...

9/23/2019

article Sports betting isn't a big win for states after all: expert
(USA) -- It was supposed to be a windfall for states, but sports betting hasn’t gone the way many had hoped. One tax policy expert says sports betting is not...
article Fox 29 launching sports betting show hosted by Garry Cobb, Todd Fuhrman
(Philadelphia) -- Fox has already backed a radio station in Philly devoted in part to sports gambling. Now it’s getting behind a new local TV show.
article The Cautionary Tale For US Sports Betting In Esports Match-Fixing Struggles
(Australia) -- Esports have been fighting to gain a foothold in the American entertainment market for a number of years. Recently, their efforts have been rewarded with...
article Brazilian sports betting expected to be regulated in Q4 2019
(Brazil) -- Marcelo Munhoz da Rocha, Legal Advisor at BetConsult, speaks to Gambling Insider, providing an update on Brazilian sports betting legislation. What is the...

9/21/2019

article Q+A: Former gaming regulator A.G. Burnett on sports betting, industry trends
(Nevada) -- A well-known name in Nevada gaming circles, A.G. Burnett served on the state’s Gaming Control Board from 2011 to 2017, taking over as chairman in 2012...
article Making Sense of Leagues’ Search for Sports Betting Data Fees: Case Study No. 9
(USA) -- In this series, we will explore some of the important case law that is relevant to sports leagues’ argument that they should be compensated for “...

9/20/2019

article FanDuel Bids For First-Party Data And Audiences With New Content Play
(USA) -- FanDuel isn’t waiting for US states to move the ball forward on sports betting regulations. Last year, the company launched a fantasy sports property, The...

9/19/2019

article Fertitta: Working sports bets no slam dunk
(Las Vegas) -- Tilman Fertitta has looked at sports betting from both sides now: as the owner of a professional basketball team, as well as the owner of casinos that...
article Analysis: Winners And Losers From The First $10 Billion In Legal US Sports Betting
(USA) -- Barely a year after the US Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting, the emerging industry already is exceeding expectations. A recent tweet...

9/18/2019

article Betting on Sports 2019 Day 1 recap
(London) -- SBC’s annual Betting on Sports kicked off today at the Olympia London, an event that has ballooned far beyond its name over the past few years, now...

9/14/2019

article Could a gambling conspiracy like the 1919 Black Sox scandal happen again?
(Chicago) -- If you’re wondering whether we’re likely to see a World Series thrown again, as in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, the answer is it’s unlikely...

9/11/2019

article Romney in discussions for federal sports betting bill
(Washington D.C.) -- US Senator for Utah and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been involved in preliminary discussions about a federal sports gambling bill, a...

9/9/2019

article Want to bet on sports? Iowa is your best option. It’s taking a lot of Chiefs wagers
(Iowa) -- Jim Newhouse is a lifelong NFL fan living in college football territory. As his friends make extravagant plans to watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturdays...
article theScore Raises $40 Million To Grow Media And Sports Betting Platform
(Wall Street) -- Score Media and Gaming Inc. recently announced it has entered into an investment agreement with a fund managed and controlled by Fengate Asset...

9/8/2019

article As sports gambling becomes more mainstream, publishers place their own bets
(USA) -- When it comes to editorial coverage, the sports betting market is already getting crowded. Over the years, many sports publishers, including Bleacher Report,...
article Madison-based RotoWire to launch sports gambling information service
(Wisconsin) -- The expansion of sports gambling across the country is leading to a business opportunity for at least one Madison company. RotoWire, one of the most...

9/7/2019

article Urlacher a proponent of sports gambling
(Michigan) -- Brian Urlacher leaned over the counter at the FanDuel SportsBook at the Blue Chip Casino on Thursday, eager to place the innagural first bet at the book on...

9/6/2019

article Remember The Federal Sports Betting Bill? Apparently It’s Still A Thing
(Washington D.C.) -- While the country prepares for the start of its most popular sport, Congress apparently still wants to find a way to meddle in sports betting...
article Report: Romney To Carry Federal Sports Betting Bill Torch With New York’s Schumer
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican Utah Senator and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is poised to take the place of his predecessor Orrin Hatch on a bill that...
article 7M say they’ll bet on NFL, thanks to repeal of sport betting ban
(USA) -- Two organizations took advantage of the kickoff of the National Football League season this weekend to provide some eye-catching survey results related to how...
article COLUMN: Packers Beat Bears And Survey Shows Millions Of American’s Bet On Week 1 NFL Games
(USA) -- A defensive duel between pro football’s oldest rivals kicked off the 100th anniversary NFL season Thursday. The Green Bay Packers shut down the Chicago...

9/5/2019

article Survey: 15% of American adults to bet on NFL
(USA) -- The sports betting landscape is evolving rapidly, but one thing remains the same: American bettors love the NFL. According to survey results released Wednesday...
article As NFL season prepares to kick off, online gambling poses biggest challenge for casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and...

9/4/2019

article FanDuel CEO on expanding legal online betting ahead of NFL Kickoff
(Massachusetts) -- As the NFL kicks off its 100th season, it's the biggest time of the year for fantasy football. FanDuel, the daily fantasy sports app, also now...
article Fox is the first US sports network to put its name on a gambling app
(New Jersey) -- At the same time as sports hub theScore announced it's launching a new betting app, media giant Fox has unveiled its own gambling platform. Fox Bet...
article Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone
(New Jersey) -- As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-...

9/3/2019

article Fox Sports goes all-in on betting, launches its gambling service in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Fox Sports is launching a betting service that's now available to New Jersey residents starting this week. Fox Bet will allow New Jersey residents to...
article FoxBet Launches, Poised To Become The Biggest Name In New Jersey Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Consumers who use PokerStars’ sports wagering vertical, BetStars, to survey lines and place wagers in New Jersey noticed something different when...
article Indiana Man Charged for Allegedly Running Bookmaking Scheme Involving $17M in Bets
(Indiana) -- An Indiana illegal sports wagering operation where gamblers placed more than $17 million in bets since 2016 has led to the arrest of one suspect —...
press release Eilers & Krejcik Gaming Releases Most Comprehensive Survey of American Sports Bettors to Date
(California) -- Eilers & Krejcik Gaming — a leading, objective source for analysis of the U.S. gaming industry — offers a clearer picture of American...

9/2/2019

article Murdoch's Fox launches sports betting with FOX Bet
(New York) -- When Rupert Murdoch's Fox Corp launches the FOX Bet sports betting platform on Monday, it will do what no other major media company has done in North...
article Sportradar and Genius Sports embroiled in data dispute
(UK) -- Sports and betting-related services company Sportradar is threatening legal action against rival firm Genius Sports over a dispute concerning the latter’s...
article Sportradar considering legal action against Genius Sports
(UK) -- Sportradar has reportedly threatened to take legal action against Genius Sports in a row over the data supplier’s deal for exclusive rights to the English...
article Wait, Lawmakers Did What With Sports Betting Bills in 2019?
(USA) -- The legislative calendar has slowed to a crawl, a relief amid the busiest year of sports betting bills yet. The big batch of new policy is fairly well-conceived...
article Company Focus: Kambi CCO: Bringing online pace to the retail space
(Pennsylvania) -- Gambling Insider visited Kambi’s head office to speak with CCO, Max Meltzer and learn more about some of its recent partnerships and plans for...

8/31/2019

article Launch Of Fox Bet Sportsbook In NJ Kicks Off New Era For U.S. Sports Media Companies
(New Jersey) -- Fox Bet’s online sportsbook is now live in New Jersey. The launch marks a watershed moment in the emerging market for legal U.S. sports betting,...

8/30/2019

article Fox Bet Sports Betting App Launches In New Jersey, Replacing BetStars
(New Jersey) -- Fox Sports has made its first move into legal sports betting. The media giant’s Fox Bet sportsbook product is available to New Jersey customers as...

8/29/2019

article Legalized Sports Gambling Passes $10 Billion, Likely Just Tip Of The Iceberg
(USA) -- Legalized sports gambling is growing slowly in the United States since the Supreme Court’s landmark lifting the federal ban on sports. The legal sports...

8/28/2019

article Wanna bet? Here's where all 50 states stand on the legalization of sports gambling
(USA) -- It's been nearly a year-and-a-half since the United States Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision to strike down the federal ban on sports gambling...
article OP/ED: Where do we go from here?
(Las Vegas) -- Reading the annual results of some betting and gaming operators, you’d think the picture was quite rosy, with a whole world still out there waiting...

8/26/2019

article After Legalizing Sports Betting, NJ & PA Hit Record Online Gambling Revenues
(New Jersey) -- Latest monthly figures from gaming regulators in Pennsylvania and New Jersey report staggering growth. New Jersey sports betting handle reached over $250...

8/22/2019

article Kambi agrees multi-state contract extension with DraftKings
(USA) -- Kambi has agreed a multi-state contract extension with US operator DraftKings to launch its sportsbook services in eight new states. The expansion to the deal...
article So What’s Up With The SBTech Deal After DraftKings Extension With Kambi?
(USA) -- Kambi announced early Thursday an extension of its New Jersey sports betting contract with DraftKings Sportsbook, as well as a major expansion.

8/20/2019

article BLOG: US Sportsbooks Hit $10 Billion In Collective Betting Handle
(USA) -- With the repeal of PASPA being over a year removed, there were many gambling experts and analysts who expected legal sports betting to take off immediately.
article Former MLB Pitcher Backs Betting Software With $10K Refund
(New York) -- Michael Schwimer knows what most people think of tout services, sellers of sports-gambling picks. And even though he’s getting into the business...

8/19/2019

article TV Broadcasters, Networks Betting Big On U.S. Sports Gambling
(Florida) -- While sports bettors across the country are beginning to bet at their local sportsbooks, T.V. broadcasters and regional sports networks are also looking to...

8/15/2019

article OP/ED: GVC’s City punters are having to wait for a better in-play price
(London) -- Is in-play betting, during a sporting event, becoming a social problem? GVC, owner of Ladbrokes Coral, does not believe . . . oh...

8/12/2019

article Gambling Addiction Expected to Rise With Legalized Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- Legalized sports betting is set to begin on Thursday here in Iowa, and while the move will provide a new source of revenue, it can provide a new source of...

8/8/2019

press release Presque Isle Downs & Casino Celebrates Grand Opening of BetAmerica Sportsbook
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) is celebrating the grand opening of its BetAmerica Sportsbook today at Presque Isle Downs...

8/7/2019

article When Will Online Sports Betting Be Legal? Projections for All 50 States
(USA) -- It’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they wish. So where do we stand a year...
article Flutter ‘delighted’ with US sports betting but counts the cost of future growth
(Wall Street) -- Flutter Entertainment plc, formerly branded Paddy Power Betfair, has posted its interim financials for the six-month period ended June 30, 2019. A drop...

8/2/2019

article 42 states have or are moving towards legalizing sports betting – here are the states where sports betting is legal
(USA) -- The Supreme Court of the United States lifted the federal ban on sports betting on May 14, 2018. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was...
article 42 states have or are moving towards legalizing sports betting – here are the states where sports betting is legal
(USA) -- The Supreme Court of the United States lifted the federal ban on sports betting on May 14, 2018. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was...

8/1/2019

article Breaking Down The Rise and Fall of Legendz Sportsbook, Part II
(USA) -- This is the second in a periodic series for Legal Sports Report looking at famous sports betting cases, how the cases came together and how they eventually...
article As Sports Betting Expands, Gambling Treatment Services Do Too
(New York) -- Sports betting has expanded to casinos in upstate New York, including Tioga Downs in Nichols. At the same time, there’s now more help for folks with...
article Boyd Gaming says sports betting is all about driving casino traffic
(Las Vegas) -- Regional casino operator Boyd Gaming says its new sports betting partnership with FanDuel could turn out to be gangbusters down the road, but for now, it...
article SEC files charges against Nevada sports betting mutual fund
(Nevada) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed multiple fraud charges and violations against the founder of one of the first sports betting mutual funds...

7/31/2019

article Breaking Down The Rise and Fall of Legendz Sportsbook, Part I
(USA) -- This is an installment in a periodic series for Legal Sports Report looking at famous sports betting cases, how the cases came together, and how they eventually...
article Puerto Rico governor signs sports betting bill into law
(Puerto Rico) -- Puerto Rico’s outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, on 29 July signed the Betting Committee Act, which would legalize sports wagering in the...
article What New Jersey Players Need To Know As FanDuel Dives Into Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- By now it is a known fact that FanDuel Sportsbook is a major player in the Garden State. In less than one year, the company has climbed to the top of...

7/29/2019

article The Week In Sports Betting: A New Deal For FanDuel; Two More For DraftKings
(USA) -- It’s a brand new week, ladies and gents, and the first one with a meaningful football game since February — unless you include the short-lived...

7/27/2019

article BLOG: Have US Sports Bettors Figured Out How To Beat The Books?
(USA) -- Sportsbook live and die by how the gamblers in their area are utilizing the books. As we enter into the 15th month of legal sports betting since the PASPA...

7/26/2019

article Excitement Behind The Sports Gambling
(Maryland) -- Betting with friends on the outcome of important sports matches is exciting enough for the thrill of it. But that scenario is greatly improved when you can...
article Company sweated out $1M payout on Nolan Ryan no-hitter
(Las Vegas) -- Thirty years ago, Bob Hamman was on the hook for $1 million if Nolan Ryan threw a no-hitter in his first season with the Texas Rangers. Hamman, 80,...

7/25/2019

article Sports Betting’s Legality in the United States
(USA) -- Sports betting has been known to illegal in the US for a very long time. It was just last year when the Supreme Court repealed PASPA or the Professional and...

7/23/2019

article Nasdaq Makes Bet on Sports Gambling
(Worldwide) -- Nasdaq Inc. is lending its technology and brand to a U.K. soccer-betting platform that lets users wager on players by buying and selling stakes tied to...

7/22/2019

article The Week In Sports Betting: New York Gets a Taste, Pennsylvania Gets The Whole Shebang
(USA) -- Greetings, fellow humans, and welcome to another rundown of the recent sports betting news. We actually have a lot to cover this time around, so let’s get...

7/20/2019

article Where Does Sports Betting Tax Revenue Go?
(Florida) -- Since the sports betting ban in the United States was lifted in May of last year, over $66 million in tax revenue has been contributed to state and city...

7/19/2019

article RUDDOCK: Legal Online Gambling And Sports Betting Were Meant For Each Other
(USA) -- Legal sports betting is spreading across the nation like wildfire. Look no further than this map of sports betting bills for visual evidence. Unfortunately, in...
article Pete Rose not bitter about MLB entering gambling realms
(New York) -- Pete Rose sat less than a block away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, at Safe at Home Ballpark Collectibles, autographing baseballs and meeting...

7/17/2019

article Allegations of La Liga Match Fixing Prompt Spanish Authorities to Create National Commission
(Spain) -- Spanish authorities announced this week the creation of a commission that will work to stop match-fixing in the European nation’s sporting events.
article Spain to create commission to combat match-fixing
(Spain) -- Several high-profile, and rather embarrassing, incidents of match-fixing in the world of sports has caused Spain’s government to stand up and take...

7/16/2019

article BLOG: The Growth of the Sports Gambling Industry
(USA) -- Just this spring alone, US citizens spent a whopping $8.5 billion betting on a single sport: college basketball. The legalization of sports betting in the US...
article OP/ED: It's a sure bet: States will keep legalizing sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Just over a year ago, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a federal law that...

7/15/2019

article Beyond the Margin: What Else Does Sports Betting Do for Your Casino?
(Indian Country) -- At the 2019 NIGA Trade Show in San Diego, I moderated a panel on sportsbetting. The objective was to illustratewhat added benefits sports betting...
article What sports betting brings to the total casino property
(Indian Country) -- When the tribal gaming industry convened at the national Indian Gaming Association’s annual convention in April, sports betting was at the top...

7/13/2019

article Online Sports Betting States Face Hurdles Not Found in NJ
(Minnesota) -- New Jersey has been far and away the largest beneficiary of last year’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal sports wagering ban,...

7/10/2019

article As States Consider Anti-Courtsiding Measures, Debate On Transmission Of Live Data Intensifies
(New York) -- Buried in an 18-page sports betting bill that passed last month in the New York Senate is an anti-courtsiding provision that gives venues the authority to...
article What Would Legal Sports Betting Look Like in the United States?
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports betting is legal in the United States!!! That was the verdict in 2018 when the Supreme Court determined the federal ban on sports betting was...
article US Sports Betting Revenue And Handle
(USA) -- US sports betting once only happened in Nevada. Now, as legal sports betting has expanded to more states starting in 2018, the amount of sports betting revenue...

7/8/2019

article The Week In Sports Betting: Arkansas Shifts Into First; Maine Stuck In Neutral
(USA) -- Last week was surprisingly busy considering it was such a quiet week of sports betting news. Everything is relative, of course. We actually have a fair amount...

7/7/2019

article Puerto Rico Announces Legalization of Sports Betting
(Puerto Rico) -- There has been plenty of news coverage in the United States about the legalization of sports betting, but Puerto Rico is stealing some headlines of late...
article Puerto Rico Online, In-Person Sports Betting Proposal Likely to Soon Get Approval from Gov. Ricardo Rossello
(Puerto Rico) -- Legal sports betting is moving ahead in Puerto Rico as legislation probably will be signed promptly by Gov. Ricardo Rossello. It is seen as a way to...
article European bookmaker is betting big on Philly, and is hiring sports nuts with math skills
(Pennsylvania) -- Kambi Group is a growing presence on the sports-betting scene. The European bookmaker, whose leadership is Swedish, handles a good chunk of the sports...

7/3/2019

article OP/ED: Take a cue from Britain on sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A rise in the number of children as problem gamblers has the government cracking down. States in the U.S. rushing to allow sports gambling should...

7/2/2019

article Five States Still Could Pass Sports Betting Proposals In The Second Half Of 2019
(USA) -- We aren’t that far past the halfway point in calendar year 2019, but most states have wrapped up their respective legislative sessions for the year. Just...

7/1/2019

article How sports bettors can avoid beginners’ mistakes
(New York) -- It’s a question that’s challenged recreational bettors since the earliest days of sports wagering. Should they focus on just one or two picks...

6/29/2019

article The challenges and potential of legalized sports betting in Kansas and Missouri
(Kansas) -- This week, many families in Kansas received back-to-school shopping lists. Those schools are constitutionally funded, finally, though the state Supreme Court...
article The future of sports gambling
(USA) -- States, casinos, teams, and fans all hope to cash in on legal sports betting. Can they all be winners? Here's everything you need to know:

6/28/2019

article Kambi share price falls following DraftKings – SBTech reports
(New York) -- Kambi’s value on the Nasdaq fell 19% to SEK148 ($15.96) the morning after reports claimed its rival SBTech is close to being acquired by operator...

6/25/2019

article Legal Sports Betting Bill Schedule For June 24 – June 30
(USA) -- Summer may have finally arrived, but which sports betting bills will beat the legislative heat and become law? Arkansas is just one week away from launching...

6/24/2019

article Sports Gambling on TV: Is It a Sure Bet?
(New York) -- A year after the United States Supreme Court struck down a 26-year-old federal law that prohibited sports betting, many broadcasters are still hedging...
article The Week In Sports Betting: So New York, We’re Really Doing This Again?
(New York) -- Hello folks, and welcome back to another edition of what the heck happened in sports betting this week. Like their schoolchildren, lawmakers have mostly...
article Region-By-Region Outlook On Legal Sports Betting In U.S.
(USA) -- With legislative sessions having either ended this year or coming to a close, the current landscape for legal sports betting in the U.S. is becoming quite clear...

6/23/2019

article Why sports betting hasn't gone nationwide yet after Supreme Court ruling
(USA) -- In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to...

6/21/2019

article New Hampshire and Maine could soon approve sports betting
(New England) -- The sports betting market in New England is about to get more crowded. The Maine Legislature this week passed a bill to legalize wagering on athletic...
article Inside Gaming: NJ Revenue Up Again in May, Sports Betting Challenging NV
(USA) -- While the poker world's attention has been firmly focused upon Las Vegas and the 2019 World Series of Poker the last few weeks, we did want to share a quick...

6/20/2019

article NBA Draft Betting? SugarHouse NJ Says OK, SugarHouse PA Says No Way
(Pennsylvania) -- What a difference the Delaware River makes. A SugarHouse bettor on the New Jersey side of the river can bet on the NBA Draft, but bettors on the...
article Behind the scenes of Sportradar’s trading
(UK) -- Darren Small, MD Trading Services at Sportradar, walks Gambling Insider through a day in the life of its trading floor: When over 7,000 scouts collect data from...

6/18/2019

article GROVE REPORT 6/18: Escape From New York (reg req)
(USA) -- This week: Momentum in Michigan, how state markets are likely to diverge, and a rundown on the endgame for online sports betting in New York.

6/16/2019

article Las Vegas oddsmakers pick the Lakers as the NBA title favorite
(Las Vegas) -- Jeff Sherman is laughing as he sits in front of four computer screens in an office behind the ticket takers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on...

6/15/2019

article Panel: 90% of U.S. sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years
(Atlantic City) -- Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next...

6/13/2019

article 90% of U.S. sports betting could be online in 5-10 years, panel suggests
(New Jersey) -- Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five...

6/12/2019

article U.S. sports bets hit $9 billion a year after court ruling
(USA) -- At least $9 billion has been bet – legally – on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey’s victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared...

6/11/2019

article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: NY Sports Betting Update; Where Else Could Still Legalize?
(New York) -- Hello, ladies and gents, and welcome back to your regularly scheduled tour of the US sports betting landscape. It’s been too long since we last spun...
article Competitive eaters will go fork-to-fork over hotdish at Minnesota casino
(Minnesota) -- A resort casino here is hosting a competitive eating contest June 22, and it wouldn't be northern Minnesota if wild rice hotdish wasn't on the...

6/10/2019

article How Much Is Sports Betting Like A Financial Market? Data Is Key In Both
(USA) -- The financial market is a different kind of animal in that there is nothing like it. On Wall Street, seconds can mean the difference between a company making $...

6/9/2019

article Does sports betting puts student athletes at risk?
(Pennsylvania) -- A Philadelphia law firm says sports wagering could undermine the integrity of local college athletics programs and “jeopardize the welfare of...

6/8/2019

article How sharps are staying on the cutting edge by using analytics
(New York) -- There’s been a lot of recent talk in both baseball and sports betting about “analytics.” Unfortunately, it’s a buzzword that doesn...
article Sinclair sees a future in growth of sports betting
(Maryland) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group aims to eventually be the nation’s biggest media company and expects a significant boost from legalized sports betting as it...

6/7/2019

article More States May Oppose Online Sports Betting After Illinois Legislation
(California) -- While Illinois became the latest state to legalize sports betting last week, the legislation heavily favored traditional retail casinos and shunned...

6/6/2019

article Sinclair Broadcast looks for boost from sports betting, CEO tells shareholders
(Wall Street) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group aims to eventually be the nation's biggest media company and expects a significant boost from legalized sports betting as...
article "I don't see how federal sports betting regulation would be better"
(Las Vegas) -- The University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute’s (IGI) 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (ICGRT) was...
article "I don't see how federal sports betting regulation would be better"
(Las Vegas) -- After his participation in three panels of the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking last week in Las Vegas, Robert tells Yogonet...

6/5/2019

article CBS Acting CEO: Sports Betting Is a "Huge" Opportunity
(New York) -- CBS Corp. sees sports betting as a "huge" and growing business opportunity as it gets legalized in more states, particularly in terms of...

6/4/2019

article BLOG: How ESPN & Caesars Partnership Will Bring Sports Betting Content to Mainstream Media
(USA) -- Two of the biggest names in their industries, ESPN and Caesars Entertainment, agreed to a partnership in May 2019. The partnership is another example of media...
article UNLV Conference Review: NCAA Still Adjusting To New Sports Betting Landscape
(Las Vegas) -- Less than 15 months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, the NCAA still appears to be grappling with how the expansion of...

6/2/2019

article Oregon Lottery rolls the dice on controversial gambling operator to run sports betting
(Oregon) -- Barry Pack, director of the Oregon Lottery, cleared the way for the state’s high-stakes leap into sports betting last week when he signed a...

6/1/2019

article MINTON: Legalized sports betting is paying off
(Washington D.C.) -- A year ago, New Jersey’s fight to overturn the failed federal ban on sports betting was vindicated by the Supreme Court, with the justices...
article Bet responsibly? Sportsbook ads make that a struggle for some
(Atlantic City) -- The tagline makes the solution sound so simple: “Gamble responsibly.” It's anything but for those who struggle with compulsive...

5/30/2019

article College gambler sent racist death threats to dozens of athletes he blamed for losing bets. Now he may go to prison.
(Boston) -- Addison Choi, a prolific sports gambler, was charged and pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to sending death threats on Instagram, some of them racist...
article Feds: Man threatened to kill athletes over gambling losses
(Boston) -- A former college soccer player in Massachusetts has agreed to plead guilty to sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he...

5/29/2019

article Analysis: The Next States Poised to Legalize Sports Betting
(USA) -- Legal sports betting bills passed through the legislatures of five statehouses in the past few weeks, ushering in a flurry of activity after months of relative...
article BLOG: Sports betting legislation, state by state
(USA) -- For decades, Nevada, the home of Las Vegas, was the only state where you could legally place a bet on a sports game, either online or in a bricks and mortar...
article One Year In, Who Are The Big Losers Of Legal US Sports Betting?
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting on a state-by-state basis has created plenty of winners (see our previous article). It would be great if everyone could be a...
article BLOG: Common Sports Betting and Gambling Terms
(Internet) -- Sports betting is growing by the day, especially in the United States where it’s becoming legal in more and more states. As the industry continues to...

5/28/2019

article Marketing company buys Sports Illustrated’s licensing rights for $110 million
(Wall Street) -- Marketing and brand development company Authentic Brands Group has purchased the intellectual property of Sports Illustrated from Meredith Corporation...
article Sports Illustrated sold to Authentic Brands for $110 million
(Wall Street) -- Sports Illustrated, long a crown jewel of the publishing world, was sold for $110 million to Authentic Brands, which looks to make money licensing out...
article States seeing mixed results with sports gambling
(USA) -- A little more than a year after a U.S. Supreme Court decision lifted the 1992 federal ban on sports betting, 14 states have either moved forward with allowing...
article One lucky bettor could turn a $400 bet into $100,000 if the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup
(Las Vegas) -- For the second straight year, Las Vegas bookmakers are sweating the result of the Stanley Cup Final. Last year, it was the upstart Golden Knights that...
article First ICE North America wins 'world class' plaudits
(Boston) -- ‘A must for all in the industry' is how Vigne Kozacek, Director at Innovation Squad Ltd. chose to describe the first edition of ICE North America,...
article How betting integrity in esports is evolving
(Worldwide) -- As one of the exciting, emerging products of the gambling world, esports has been observed with some skepticism. While some view it as a potential new...

5/26/2019

article Sportsbooks face seven-figure loss if Blues win Stanley Cup
(Las Vegas) -- Most of the country probably has grown tired of watching Boston teams win championships. But Las Vegas sportsbooks would love to see the Bruins defeat the...

5/25/2019

article Fanduel Group inks exclusive fuboTV integration agreement
(New York) -- Less than a month after inking an agreement that has seen its mobile wagering app integrate a range of live streams from Sportradar AG, daily fantasy...

5/24/2019

article Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: MS Mobile, Challenges In D.C., 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...

5/23/2019

article ESPN and Fox Sports unveil contrasting strategies as they target the sports gambling market
(USA) -- Over a five-day stretch this month, ESPN and Fox Sports took their biggest steps in the sports gambling space, potentially jump-starting a market that the...
article ESPN boss says it’s ‘all hands on deck’ to find younger audience
(USA) -- ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro says the sports network is "all hands on deck" to attract more women and younger viewers, a crusade that includes a new...
article Major Media Companies Are Jumping Into Sports Betting
(USA) -- Major media players like Fox Corp, Disney and Turner Sports Networks are making their dive into sports betting. Each company has the potential to change the...
article ESPN and Fox Sports unveil contrasting strategies as they target the sports gambling market
(New York) -- Over a five-day stretch this month, ESPN and Fox Sports took their biggest steps in the sports gambling space, potentially jump-starting a market that the...
article FanDuel pens exclusive partnership with fuboTV
(California) -- Sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel Group has entered into a partnership with US sports-focused streaming service fuboTV....

5/20/2019

article ESPN-Parent Disney Acquired a Stake in DraftKings in Fox Deal
(California) -- ESPN-parent company Walt Disney secured a stake in daily fantasy sports-turned-sportsbook DraftKings as part of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox,...
article Sports Betting Plot Twist: ESPN Owner Disney Now Holds Stake In DraftKings
(California) -- DraftKings and ESPN, together at last? One small part of the massive deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox included the stake in...
article James Holzhauer is the face of ‘Jeopardy!’ He’s also the new face of sports betting.
(Las Vegas) -- For decades, the faces of the American sports bettor were caricatures: a chain-smoker with a curled-up racing form, a bookie sitting in a dimly lit room,...

5/19/2019

article ESPN and other media entities risk their credibility with sports betting deals
(Las Vegas) -- There are slippery slopes to continually sidestep on the sports media landscape. And then there’s the bedazzled Las Vegas Slip ’N Slide that...

5/16/2019

article Casinos May Find Favor With Media Outlets Entering Sports Betting
(USA) -- Fox Corp. and Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN are entering the world of sports betting -- and gaining notice as media companies look at new ways to build...

5/13/2019

article Forum to begin process of coordinating sports-betting standards
(Massachusetts) -- A year and a day after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forever changed the landscape of sports wagering in the United States, a group of industry...
article Bleacher Report going all in on sports gambling
(USA) -- Sports gambling is about to get a big boost from the Bleacher. A year after the Supreme Court paved the way for states to allow betting on sports, traditional...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Who’s On Deck After Montana, Indiana?
(USA) -- Good day, folks, and welcome to another presumably busy week of legal, regulated sports betting expansion. Lawmakers in the US are mostly done introducing new...
article Tiger Woods is back and testing how bookmakers manage risk
(New York) -- Tiger Woods won the Masters last month. That’s worth remembering when the conversation turns to gambling and this week’s big golf event: the U....
article BLOG: Lawmakers Are Key To Capturing $150 Billion Illegal Sports Betting Market
(USA) -- The argument for widespread legal sports betting across the US is predicated upon the American Gaming Association assertion that Americans were betting $150...

5/12/2019

article Tiger Woods Is Back and Testing How Bookmakers Manage Risk
(USA) -- Tiger Woods won the Masters last month. That’s worth remembering when the conversation turns to gambling and this week’s big golf event: the U.S....

5/11/2019

article Fox Sports, Stars Group to offer sports betting in deal
(New York) -- A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of...
article Murdoch’s Next Play: Fox Hopes to Seize Advantage In Sports Betting Boom
(New York) -- The newly formed Fox Corp. makes a $236 million deal to become a first-mover in an area with a "compelling" long-term opportunity that Disney won...

5/10/2019

article Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis
(USA) -- Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership...
article Under Pressure: Stakeholders Feeling The Sweat As Sports Betting Data War Escalates
(New York) -- Cue the soundtrack to David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure.” As many 2019 legislative sessions draw to a close, a number of states and...
article Under Pressure: Stakeholders Feeling The Sweat As Sports Betting Data War Escalates
(USA) -- Cue the soundtrack to David Bowie and Queen’s “Under Pressure.” As many 2019 legislative sessions draw to a close, a number of states and...
article Kambi - 85% Upside Potential For The U.S. Sports Betting Market Winner
(USA) -- Kambi supplies the sportsbook odds to e.g. DraftKings and Rush Street and will hence benefit as legal U.S. sports betting market grows 5-15 fold 2018 to 2023.

5/8/2019

article FOX Bet App On The Way From Fox Sports, The Stars Group
(New York) -- The integration of US sports media and legal sports betting appears ready to take a major step forward. The Stars Group (TSG) and Fox Sports announced...
article Fox Buys $236 Million Stars Group Stake to Enter Betting Market
(New York) -- Fox Corp. is buying 4.99 percent of gaming giant Stars Group Inc. and starting its own sports wagering platform -- by far the biggest media investment yet...
article Fox Sports to offer sports betting in deal with Stars Group
(New York) -- A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of...

5/7/2019

article Sinclair Broadcasting, Betting Big On Sports Gambling In The US
(Florida) -- As more states begin to legalize wagering on sports in the coming weeks, the interest in sporting events themselves continues to rise.Sinclair Broadcasting...
article Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley wants to offer “pitch-by-pitch” prop bet abilities on their new RSNs
(Florida) -- There’s a fair bit of debate out there about the future of the 21 former Fox Sports RSNs officially bought by Sinclair late last week, with Sinclair...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: Who’s Next After Montana?
(USA) -- Happy Monday, and welcome back to our weekly tour of US sports betting bills and regulation. Someone finally decided to pass a bill last Friday, so there’s no...
article BLOG: Betting Exchanges Explained
(Internet) -- Just like sportsbooks, betting exchanges allow bettors to wager on the outcome of games, seasons, and generally all of the same propositions offered by...

5/6/2019

article A Big Gambling Conference Comes To Boston: A Guide To ICE North America
(Massachusetts) -- ICE Totally Gaming is the preeminent trade show/conference in the gambling industry, rivaled only by Global Gaming Expo (G2E). But up until now, G2E...
article NHL heralds ICE North America as the place to develop sports sponsorship’s evolution
(Massachusetts) -- Following the signing of the first commercial partnerships between sports bodies and gambling brands, both sectors are primed to build on the...
article Puerto Rico; A Unique Sports Betting Challenge
(Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, gambling happens everywhere from corner bars to corporate-owned casinos to the Hipodrom Camarero. But the island presents an interesting...

5/5/2019

article Beware the fix: Increase in sports betting brings with it a familiar threat
(Washington D.C.) -- Couch Slouch is thinking of recasting this column as Gambling Gus because America — a rambling, gambling nation-in-progress since 1776 or...

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