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The New Hampshire Lottery received 13 proposals from companies looking to either open a sportsbook or provide online betting services. The final contract is expected to be approved by November moving New Hampshire one step closer to legal sports betting launch in early 2020.


The District of Columbia awarded a contract to a Greek company by the name of Intralot to bring legal sports betting to the nation's capital. Many in the D.C area have questioned the no-bid contract due to the fact that Intralot's local business partner, Veterans Services Corp. has no employees.


Michigan representative Brandt Iden has been the driving force behind legal sports betting. Even though the bills he introduced last year passed in both the House and the Senate, they were vetoed by former Governor Rick Snyder. Iden is hoping for a different outcome from new Governor Gretchen Whitmer.


Tennessee is poised to join the legal sports betting market but is taking its time in terms of selecting potential vendors. The state will be the only one offering legal sports wagers without any physical sportsbooks by legalizing mobile-only sports betting.


The American Gaming Association (AGA) will donate $100,000 to the National Center for Responsible Gaming to fund research into the effects of sports betting on public health. Prior to PASPA being struck down, this type of research was not possible for the NCRG.


Utah Senator Mitt Romney is working on a bill to establish federal guidelines for sports betting with help from New York Senator Chuck Schumer. The bill has unsurprisingly received the support of the NCAA who would like to see wagering on collegiate athletics banned.


Resorts World Catskills opened up legal sports betting on September 5th in a move that will help that the once struggling casino that was bought out by Empire Resorts. They also announced partnerships with IGT and Betgenius as part of their new sportsbook venture. 


Sportsbooks in the state of Delaware saw a 42% drop in their handle compared to August of last year. The dwindling numbers can be directly related to not having online/mobile betting options while neighboring states in close proximity do have it available.


Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear Jr. has promised to make sports betting legal in the state. The Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful does have a certain level of experience with this issue considering his father, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attempted to do the same during his time in office back in 2015. 


Casinos across the state of Iowa began offering legal sports betting as of August 15th. The early numbers are in and things got off to a bright start despite the low percentage of online wagers. Iowa sports betting took in $2.2 million in revenue with 43% of wagers coming from online/mobile.


The best sportsbooks list contains the top online betting websites as voted by the SBR community. Unlike sportsbooks that are unable to weather alleged processing storms or stick to their advertised processing times, these sportsbooks have run steady businesses and are able to pay on time.


Michigan lawmakers are taking another look at sports betting. Last week, State Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Kalamazoo) introduced a sport betting bill nine months after then Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a set of iGaming bills that didn’t include sports betting but possibly would have put the state one step closer to mobile betting.


A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has reported that he has been waiting for a payment of $1,000 since January. Like most bettors, the player has received very few answers from the online sportsbook. Eventually he reported that Topbet confirmed his pending balance, but has yet to provide an ETA on when he will be paid.


Use SBR Odds to stay on top of real-time line moves, view line history, and betting consensus for the opening weekend of  NFL. Readers can favorite the games that they have wagered and track scores on only those games. SBR Odds also offers NFL and college football match up stats, team stats, and ATS standings.


Mobile betting is underway in Rhode Island despite a pending court ruling that possibly could put the operation on ice. Mobile betting launched Wednesday at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, with minor issues, including slow performance of the app on some phones. The Tiverton casino opened last year and was constructed less than a mile from the Rhode Island-Massachusetts state line.


BetStars is now FOX Bet in New Jersey. For the first time, a major U.S. media company has put its face on a sports wagering platform. Users will have access to FOX Sports content with statistics, instant scores, alerts and updates on odds with added value of commentary from popular broadcasters and sports analysts.


Indiana sports betting won the race and is up and running prior to the start of the NFL regular season. To drive the point home, Gov. Eric Holcomb on Sunday placed the first bet in the state -- a $10 bet on the Indianapolis Colts to win Super Bowl LIV. He also put $10 on the Pacers to win the NBA championship.


With the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook two days after FanDuel went live with mobile betting, the Mountain State is only the second in the union with the popular fantasy sports brands duking it out. The other state is New Jersey. Sports bettors can find a list of legal sportsbooks in their backyard using SBR's Legislative Tracker.


The full gauntlet of college football games kick off Saturday. Use SBR Odds to stay on top of real-time line moves, view line history, and betting consensus. Readers can favorite the games that they have a vested interest in and track updates on only those games. SBR Odds also offers match up stats, team stats, and ATS standings.


Nearly six months after mobile betting in West Virginia went belly up due to the failure of BetLucky, FanDuel Sportsbook launched its mobile platform in the state on Monday. The timing is perfect for mobile betting to go live -- one week before the start of the NFL regular season.