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While on the radio last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expressed doubts about the value of online sports betting, though land-based sports bets are expected later in 2019 after the NYS Gambling Commission approved preliminary legislation at the start of the year.


The American Gaming Association released a poll showing overwhelming consumer support for legal sports betting at its Sports Betting Executive Summit held late last week outside Washington, D.C. The research also shows a need for more awareness of legal markets and consumers’ desire for secure and convenient options.


The Show Me state could become “show me the money” state if one of several sports betting bills wending their way through the state legislature are approved. Missouri’s two MLB teams, the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals, are backing House Bill 119 which would authorize the Missouri Gaming Commission to implement regulations governing sports wagering.


That notoriously controversial non-call in the NFC Championship between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Ram has prompted a major rule change in the NFL.Team owners decided Tuesday to allow defensive and offensive pass interference penalties – including non-calls -to be subject to challenge and review. | Discuss at SBR Forum


In February, when the Washington, D.C. Council approved legal sports betting in the district, most of the tax revenues collected were earmarked for violence prevention programs, early childhood development and programs to help those addicted to gambling. Now mere weeks later, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget has moved the sports betting revenues into the city’s general fund.


ArunSh is leading the pack of SBR Forum members vying for the NCAA Brackets Championship. ArunSh has accumulated a total of 108 points and has a predicted champion of Duke. First place gives away a total of 25,000 betpoints which can be redeemed for a variety of items from the SBR Store.


As games tip off today in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, a new poll from The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows about one-third of American occasionally bet on sports with friends or through an office pool. The same poll showed there is less support for betting on college sports.


This year’s March Madness marks the first year that there is legal betting outside the state of Nevada and it seems there also will be betting madness. The American Gaming Association, which supports and promotes the casino gaming industry at the federal and state level, said $8.5 billion will be bet on the NCAA tournament.


Legal sports betting has gone bust in Maryland with the state’s General Assembly not taking up the legislation this session. With two years of failure to get betting across the finish line, the earliest legal wagering could be authorized is 2021, likely in a statewide referendum. Read more in this SBR newswire.


New Jersey, the state whose lawsuit brought the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made sports betting possible across the United States, continues to embrace wagering. According to Garden State gaming officials, more than $320 million was wagered in February, with Super Bowl weekend bolstering the bottom line.


North Carolina is considering a limited entry into sports wagering, nearly a year after a Supreme Court ruling opened the door to legal betting outside Nevada. The Tar Heel State is the 30th state this year to consider sports wagering. The bill proposes in-person betting only on professional and college sports.


Sports betting appears to be going online and mobile in Rhode Island. On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill 64-8 allowing mobile and online sports betting, sending the legislation to the governor for her signature. Rhode Island is the only state in the New England region that has legal sports betting.


As more states implement legal sports betting or are considering legislation to do so, ESPN is going all in with “Daily Wager,” a one-hour show on wagering, which premiered on Monday, March 11. The program is designed to aid the millions of sports fans who participate in sports wagering and educate new bettors.


A man living in California must forfeit more than $90,000 from online accounts he gambled with from outside the state, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Vinh Dao allegedly broke New Jersey laws that require internet betting can only occur if the patron is physically within state boundaries.


A 1XBet Sportsbook (SBR rating D) player has filed a payment complaint. The player claims that he requested payment via credit card five weeks ago and that the requests placed were approved, but he has not been paid. 1XBet reportedly gave the player information to provide to his bank but to date he has not seen the funds.


Sportradar, the global leader in sports data intelligence, has joined forces with Major League Baseball in a multi-year, wide-ranging partnership. The agreement puts the sports integrity company at the apex of data, betting and sports. Beginning this season, Sportradar will “enhance and expand distribution” of MLB’s real-time game statistics around the world. The deal includes media and gaming rights domestically and internationally.


Testimony was heard Tuesday in the Connecticut legislature on proposed bills that would expand gambling and approve sports betting. In a budget speech earlier in February, Gov. Ned Lamont expressed interest in enacting new avenues of revenue for the state including sports and internet wagering.


The Alliance of American Football needed an infusion of money to make payroll the week after the league snapped its first football, according to the Athletic, a national online sports publication. Tom Dundon, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, has pledged a $250 million investment in the AAF.