It wasn't all that long ago that the NFL was one of the staunchest opponents of legal sports betting in the US. The thaw in the relationship between the league and wagering has been a rapid one to say the least, as evidenced this weekend's announcement of betting lounges being allowed at NFL stadiums. Allowing gambling operators to set up shop in NFL venues is just the latest sign that betting has arrived in the NFL mainstream.
Oregon Lottery Commission director Barry Pack has warned that the state’s online sportsbook will incur a loss during its first fiscal year. State lottery officials launched the Scorecard app in October 2019 and a profit of $6.3 million off a handle of around $332.8 million in the first year of trading. However, they have now been forced to adjust that forecast.
A Lottery Commission Board in Tennessee that was appointed back in November to create the state's online betting rules. However, after receiving more feedback than anticipated from a period of public comment, they have requested a delay after being pushed back four times already.
One of the more conservative states in the South with regards to legalized sports betting, Georgia signaled late last week that they may finally be willing to budge on their blanket ban on all things sports betting.