The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a memo on the Wire Act earlier this week, written by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel. The opinion reinterprets the Wire Act to apply to all forms of interstate gaming, not just sports betting, making it illegal if conducted across state lines.
Bookmaker William Hill has dropped its lawsuit that alleged FanDuel blatantly plagiarized its “how to bet” guide. In a federal court filing, William Hill U.S. dismissed its suit against FanDuel voluntarily. A portion of the money William Hill received as part of the settlement will be used to fund creative writing classes.
Sports bettors can compare Super Bowl LIII winner odds using SBR Odds. In addition to updating in real-time, bettors can add bets to the new bet tracker to keep a record of their predictions over the course of the football season. Bettors will soon be able to share their plays to social media with the click of a button.
World famous Madison Square Garden, home to many memorable sports and pop culture moments, is laying the groundwork to enter the sports betting world. The venue’s management last week sought to trademark “MSG,” an indication it is preparing a launch into the burgeoning sports betting market.
A Topbet Sportsbook player has reported waiting for a period of eight months for a $1,600 withdrawal. Topbet has informed the player on multiple occasions that they are waiting for a tracking number to be provided before they can confirm when the player can expect to receive payment. SBR has asked for comment.