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The L.A. Lakers opened anywhere from 7/1 to 9/1 shortly after the Toronto Raptors were crowned champions of the 2018-19 NBA season. However, the odds have fallen dramatically down to +350 after a sensational trade was made sending the Pelican's Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for three players and three draft picks.


There was a slight hiccup regarding sports betting in Montana, but things are still a go for wagering in Big Sky Country. This year the state Legislature approved two of three proposed bills to bring sports betting to the state. Read more about Montana sports betting in this newswire report.


The last week has been eventful when it comes to sports betting in Oregon. One legislator filed an amendment hoping to eliminate mobile sports betting in the state, and the director of the Oregon Lottery signed a contract with a controversial vendor to supply a mobile betting app.


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With more states embracing sports betting, U.S. media companies are weighing options on how to strike a balance between seizing business opportunities while maintaining their integrity and not turning off fans who have little interest in wagering. The acting CEO of CBS, Joe Ianniello, has much to say on sports betting.


During an overtime session Sunday, the Illinois General Assembly approved expanded gambling legislation that includes legalized sports betting. The gambling package also includes six new casinos, including one to be built in Chicago, and slot machines at both of the city’s airports.


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Congratulations to the 20 SBR Forum poker players who qualified for Saturday's Lightning Poker event. After an intense final table showdown, SBR Forum's dlowilly pocketed $500. Stefan finished runner-up and took home $300 for his efforts, while CarolinaDaze rounded out third place with a $200 score. | See all winners


Tennessee Governor Bill Lee followed through and returned to the Legislature without his signature the state’s newly approved Sports Gaming Act meaning the state will be the first in the nation to have online-only sports betting. It will become law on July 1, but actual betting won’t begin until the end of 2019 or early 2020.


SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began a three-day online and mobile sports betting testing Tuesday, becoming the first casino in the state to accept online sports bets. State regulators said late last week that testing was going to begin and true to their word, the app went live late Tuesday afternoon.


Massachusetts casinos and fantasy sports leader DraftKings expressed differing views on how to implement sports betting on the first of two days of hearings. DraftKings testified that it wants the state to allow online operators to offer sports betting without having to be partnered with an existing land-based casino.



A BetCruise Sportsbook (SBR rating C) player has filed a complaint. The player has reported that he has contacted the sportsbook a dozen times inquiring on the status of a withdrawal for €999 but has yet to be paid. He claims to have submitted his ID documents as requested to satisfy the sports betting site's KYC process.


A trending SBR Forum discussion in the Handicapper Think Tank covers several topics related to the habits of full-time sports bettors: How do pro handicappers track their sports wagers? Are handicapping models or systems a reliable way to project games score and make betting predictions? | Join the Chat


Online sports betting is coming to Pennsylvania according to the state’s Gaming Control Board which just as statistics showed a dip in wagering revenue in April. Sports betting revenue dropped more than 20 percent from March to April, sportsbook accounting numbers show.


The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released their total gaming revenue report last week for the period of April 2019. Compared to last April, the numbers show a 23.8% increase - $265.4 million compared to $214.4 million. The report includes a breakdown on internet gaming and sports wagering revenue.


Sportsbook Review reported Tuesday that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill legalizing sports wagering and fantasy sports betting, Senate File 617. Iowans must hold out a little longer before they can place a sports bet, with wagering expected to commence in time for football season.


Online sportsbook EFBet (SBR rating D+) has announced that they are closing as of June 5, 2019. Players should request payment immediately ahead of this date. EFBet will return funds to player accounts via the method originally used to deposit. According to their statement to players, all account data will be erased of June 5.


Iowa is wagering that now that it has a signed bill legalizing sports wagering, the bettors will come. On Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the legislation, just one day before the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing states to implement sports betting. Until a year ago, Nevada was the only state wagering was allowed.


Online sportsbook Cloudbet has been upgraded to the rating of B. The sports betting site accepts bitcoin for deposits and withdrawals and has received positive feedback from bettors in the bitcoin forum. Cloudbet users who would like to leave their comments on the online sportsbook can always write in to SBR.