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10.19.2019

The September numbers for the legal sports betting market in Pennsylvania are very impressive. A combination of online wagering being launched with the start of the NFL season has seen the Keystone State reach nearly $200 million in wagers last month.

10.18.2019

Google has updated their gambling ads policy and have announced that they will allow several states to have gambling related ads appear online. This means that in the near future, states that have legalized sports betting should be able to advertise more aggressively. 

10.17.2019

The Oregon Lottery has released its new online sports betting game called Scoreboard. The mobile app will be available to IPhone users through the Apple Store while Android users can download it through the Lottery’s website. 

10.16.2019

Major League Baseball has announced that Fox Bet is now an Authorized Gaming Partner of MLB in the United States. Although the terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed, we do know that FOX Bet will have the right to use MLB's official league data feed.

10.15.2019

Iowa's legal sports betting handle hit $38.5 million with net revenue of over $4.9 million in September, according to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). September was the first full month of legal sports betting in Iowa with more than half of the wagers coming via mobile apps.

10.13.2019

Indiana registered one of the most successful opening month handles since PASPA was struck down in May 2018. According to the Indiana Gaming Commission, sports bettors in Indiana wagered more than $35 million in September, which was the first month of legal sports betting.

10.12.2019

The Senate Gaming and Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia's Equine Industry Study Committee met this week to discuss the topic of sports betting in the Peach State. The committee was established in April to study opportunities to regulate betting, gaming and horse racing in Georgia.

10.11.2019

Both St Joe's University in Pennsylvania and Purdue in the state of Indiana have released policies on sports wagering pertaining to their respective schools. The policies not only reinforced the NCAA ban on athletes and athletic staff from placing wagers on NCAA sports, but it also applies to non-student athletes as well.

10.10.2019

The Oregon Lottery plans to launch its online sports betting app called Scoreboard. However, there are mounting concerns over the $250,000 deposit limit set by the state run online app. Many Oregonians are concerned that individuals with gambling addiction will be at risk.

10.09.2019

Flutter Entertainment, owners of FanDuel, and Stars Group, owners of PokerStars plan to merge in a move that would make them the world's biggest betting business. By combining two of the worlds biggest online betting companies, the group will have access to a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide.

10.08.2019

The Montana Lottery has published its draft regulations which will be open to public consultation for 30 days. A public hearing has been scheduled for October 28th and will take place at the Montana Lottery headquarters in Helena. The Lottery said it expected to launch legalized sports betting by the end of 2019.

10.07.2019

In response to the public-comment period opened by the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), Chicago's five major professional teams got together to offer their suggestions to the IGB in the form of a letter written by law firm Fox Rothschild. The letter seeks clarification on SB 690 to avoid issues with possible competitors.

10.06.2019

Monumental Sports, owners of Capital One Arena in Washington D.C, announced a partnership with William Hill to open the first in stadium sportsbook in the United States. A timetable has not been set as the deal will need to pass all required regulatory approvals from the District of Columbia.

10.05.2019

DraftKings and BetRivers have launched online sportsbooks in the state of Indiana. In-person betting began in Indiana back on September 1st but mobile/online wagering did not seem like it was close to launching. It only took a month to sort things out and the Hoosier state will now have two online platforms.

10.04.2019

The NBA has announced a partnership with William Hill U.S making them an authorized sports betting operator for the league. The deal gives William Hill the right to use official NBA league data and branding while taking bets at their physical sportsbook locations and on their mobile app.

10.02.2019

For the third time in the last four months, New Jersey has topped Nevada in overall sports betting handle. With the NFL season well underway, this probably won't be the last time we see this as New Jersey's sports betting market continues to mature.

09.29.2019

FoxBet's sportsbook app launched in September and has a leg up over most regular operators. The FoxBet app is connected to interactive Fox Sports programming which features nationally broadcast events. FoxBet's odds were cited in last night's Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter PPV fight broadcast by Fox Sports.

09.28.2019

Mississippi's sportsbook handle for August saw an increase of 152% from the same period last year. Mississippi has been ahead of the curve in the south in terms of legalized sports betting and they hope to continue leading the way in SEC country.  There are several sportsbooks in the state, both land based and riverboat.

09.27.2019

When Governor J.B Pritzker signed the gambling bill into law back in June, sports bettors in Illinois had hoped to be able to bet on their favorite team very soon. It only took Indiana and Iowa a few months to get up and running. That has not been the case with negotiations in Illinois moving at a very slow pace.

09.27.2019

The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) authorized a gaming company that has partnered with French Lick Casino to start taking mobile sports bets starting October 3rd. This move ends months of uncertainty about when Indiana gamblers would be able to make bets online.

09.25.2019

The state of Colorado will decide on Proposition D which is an initiative designed to legalize sports betting in the state. If approved, it would be the first major gambling expansion in Colorado since 2008 and only the second since gambling was legalized in 1991. 

09.24.2019

Sports bettors in the state of Minnesota will have to continue making the trip to Iowa to bet on their favorite team. Senator Roger Chamberlain, a Republican from Lino Lakes said that Minnesota should be embarrassed by the fact that Iowa beat them to the punch.