The legalization process in Ohio has been a contentious one, dating back to April 2019. But Wednesday's Ohio House Finance Committee signaled that the state is ready and willing to finally formalize their own retail and mobile sports betting platforms.
The Washington, D.C. Office of Lottery and Gaming has finally determined a jumping-off-point for its legal sports betting platform. Originally slated to be launched in March and eventually shelved due to the coronavirus pandemic, GambetDC is scheduled be ready at the end of May after a long tough battle with the first bets in DC officially taking place in early June.
It has been a long, tough haul for the legal sports betting industry in the United States but there are signs that a once skyrocketing business is about to return to glory. The grand-daddy of betting states Nevada, after shuttering their casinos since the middle of March has announced the tentative opening of its iconic casinos starting June 4.
There hasn't been a sportsbook in the US that hasn't been adversely affected by COVID-19. William Hill, one of the world's top sportsbooks has had a particularly tough time, largely because of their one-dimensional betting platform in its US markets. As a result, the company is looking to ramp up their offerings and to allow for online casinos in the American outlets.
Most of us are old enough to remember two whole years back when the idea of legal sports betting in the US was taboo. It's hard to believe that it’s only been only a short time since the Supreme Court overturned the ban on legal wagers across the nation. Acceptance in the US is at an all-time high with citizens, legislators and most sports leagues in the country with one major exception - the NCAA.
One of the world’s largest online sportsbooks has announced plans to further its US reach with a move into Colorado, a state that is expected to become a major factor in the US legal sports betting industry once the wagering world returns to normal. British bookmaker Bet365 signed a licensing and revenue share deal with Century Casinos to bring internet and mobile sports betting to Centennial State.