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Officials for two sportsbooks in Indiana say they are on track to take sports wagers in September before the kickoff of the NFL regular season. Those same gaming companies say another six will open throughout the month. Ameristar Casino East Chicago expects to host bettors on September 1st.


Six Iowa casinos began taking sports bets at noon Thursday with more sportsbooks on-deck awaiting approval by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Officials said possibly two more casinos could be taking bets by the end of the day. Sportsbook Review's USA betting tracker shows the complete list of Iowa sportsbooks.


Iowa sports betting went live today at noon local time at six of the state's casinos. Iowa bettors can wager online at four of the casinos through William Hill. View a complete list of Iowa sportsbooks using Sportsbook Review. SBR will update as additional casinos move forward with sports betting or roll out online wagering.


The NFL and Sportradar announced this week an expanded partnership that will distribute the league’s data to legal sports betting operators in the US and abroad. The multiyear deal is seen by many as an ice breaker for the NFL that has historically been conservative on all things betting.


Sports bettors in Tennessee hoping to wager on the Titans’ first snap of the regular season need to be happy just rooting for the home team a while longer. State lawmakers and other officials confirm that setting up the nation’s first mobile-only sports betting operation, is taking longer than expected.


Hot on the heels of the announcement that the Iowa cornfields where “Field of Dreams” was filmed would host a Yankees vs. White Sox game next year comes the news that sports betting will arrive in Iowa much sooner. Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs is expected to begin taking wagers on sports on August 15.


Heritage Sports (SBR rating A+) has informed SBR that live betting wagers now count toward their cash back incentive program. Players are able to benefit from both discount lines as well as a guaranteed cash percentage back on wagers. Cash back rebates are awarded quarterly. Live in-game parlays are coming soon. | Read more


Online sportsbook TonyBet has received an upgrade to the mark of D+. The sportsbook has had no major or unresolved complaints surface in the last few months, and has opened a dialogue with SBR for future correspondence and to review player submitted feedback or complaints. View all sportsbook ratings.


The NFL regular season is officially one month away. Bettors looking for value and to lock in a Super Bowl LIV winner wager can compare all betting odds on offer from online sportsbooks using SBR Odds. In addition to the Super Bowl winner, futures are available for conferences and divisions, as well as regular season wins and player specials.


Oregon lottery officials this week announced that “Scoreboard,” the state’s mobile sports betting app should be up and running in time for the start of the NFL’s regular season. When it does launch, however, it will only allow betting on professional leagues — college sports are unfortunately off limits.


The August 2019 payout tracker thread has been posted on SBR Forum. Users are encouraged to share their feedback on how quickly online sportsbooks are processing their withdrawals. The thread can be used to confirm whenever a payment has been received as well as to detail any fees incurred.


Iowa is working to bust its own deadline and hopes to flip the switch on sports betting at noon on Aug. 15, two weeks before its original stated goal of Sept. 1. The driving force behind this haste, the Aug. 24 kick-off of the college football season. On Aug. 31, the University of Iowa will play Miami (Ohio) in Iowa City.


YouWager has modified their domain name to Players are advised to update their bookmarked URLs. The previous .eu domain redirects to the .lv site as of this publication. YouWager cited regulatory changes announced by the European Commission for .eu domain holders in a press release explaining the change.


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed Senate Bill 154 into law on Friday which allows an American Indian tribe to offer sports and horse wagering at its two casinos. Located in the southwestern part of the state, Caesar’s operated Harrah’s Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River are owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.


SBR Forum has announced a free $50,000 NFL Contest called the Pick 6. The contest features a prize-pool of $1,600 for the top six sports handicappers every week of the NFL regular season, plus $20,000 to the top 25 finishers at the conclusion of the contest. Registration is now open.


DraftKings announced this week it has firmed up its relationship with Major League Baseball by agreeing to be its authorized gaming partner. The fantasy sports provider and sports betting company has a multi-year deal with MLB to use its data and logos as part of its sports wagering products.


Sports betting in New York is in its second week. FanDuel Sportsbook opened up shop at Tioga Downs in southern New York on Friday. FanDuel sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino & Resort opened on the heels of the first sports wagers being made earlier in the week at Rivers Casino Resort in upstate New York.


Iowa officials are checking items off their list with the goal of having bettors making wagers on college and NFL games by September. Casinos are choosing sportsbooks providers, state regulations on betting are being vetted for approval possibly as early as the end of the month and gambling overseers are checking out geolocation software.