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02.11.2020

Two bills up for a full chamber vote in Virginia seem to be tied to the Washington Redskins whose headquarters is located in the state. The NFL has been known to lobby against wagering in the past which makes this move by controversial Redskins owner Daniel Snyder so interesting.

02.10.2020

Penn National was able to grab the checkered flag Friday when it announced it has become NASCAR's first authorized gaming operator. The move is the latest for Penn National as they try to become a household name in what was a $13 billion industry last year in the US.

02.09.2020

The most-watched professional sports league in America, the NFL is officially out of the dark with regards to legalized sports betting. The resistance to wagering on the sport is a thing of the past as demonstrated by Thursday's announcement that the NFL will be hiring a VP of Sports Betting to oversee the league’s betting initiatives going forward.

02.08.2020

Bill HB 137, Kentucky's attempt to finally legalize sports betting in a state that hosts one of the biggest wagering days on the US sports betting calendar, the Kentucky Derby is experiencing some speedbumps despite widespread support from various sectors in the state. 

02.07.2020

Governor Janet Mills' veto of a bill to legalize sports wagering has been overridden by the state Senate in Maine. The vote was 20-10 which was just barely enough to meet the two-thirds requirement needed to veto the decision made by Governor Mills back on January 10th.

02.07.2020

The 2020 Super Bowl is in the books. While the result on the field is determined, we are still waiting on some of the betting numbers out of some of the states with legalized betting platforms. From what we have seen so far though, betting operators may be in for a mixed bag.

02.06.2020

Las Vegas-headquartered Business-to-Business services and solutions provider Scientific Games has had quite a week thanks to two announcements that will boost its sports betting technology offerings in the emerging US market.

02.05.2020

A bill was introduced in Arizona that would legalize sports betting. The bill which is known as SB 1525, would bring legal sports betting to the state through the tribes which have casinos as well as existing partnerships with various bars and liquor establishments.

02.05.2020

May 1 is a day that is being circled on calendars by Colorado bettors as legalized sports gambling is slated to go LIVE! In November, the citizens of The Centennial State voted to allow legal sports betting and since then, lawmakers and casino operators have been busy putting the final touches on just what the platform will look like.

02.04.2020

Count restaurant chain Hooters of America as another business looking to take advantage of the exploding legal sports betting landscape in the US. The chain has announced a partnership with KonekTV, an advertising firm that provides betting information screens, and sports betting website BetRivers.com to get bettors in the action right from their tables at Hooters restaurants in Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

02.04.2020

The legal sports betting conversation in the state of Washington centers around two bills. The first one, SB 6277, would allow sports betting at tribal casinos card rooms, racetracks and mobile wagering across the state. The second bill, SB 6394 would allow sports betting at tribal casinos only and would have a ban on mobile betting

02.03.2020

The evolution of the US Sports Betting market since the May, 2018 Supreme Court decision to end its blanket ban across the country has been remarkable. 2019 was an incredible year for a sports betting industry that saw more states come online and an estimated $15 billion in wagers taken in at sportsbooks around the country.

02.02.2020

The multi-year agreement allows the company immediate access to official NBA betting data, including league marks and logos, for theScore Bet mobile sports betting app. The app will be available on iOS and Android and aims to cover all bettor/fan needs from analysis and stats for an impending game to a place to wager based on that information.

02.01.2020

2019 saw some up-and-comer states in the world of US legalized sports gambling but the old dog Nevada still reigned supreme. States like New Jersey and Pennsylvania put up a good fight but a look at the 2019 numbers show that Nevada held on to keep its title as the most bet-friendly states in the US.

01.31.2020

The Georgia Professional Sports Alliance (GPSA) have again voiced their support for legal sports betting in their home state. The GPSA represents the interests of Georgia's professional teams and they have written a letter regarding mobile/online wagering to the Georgia Assembly ahead of their new legislative session.

01.29.2020

A sports betting bill in Virginia known as SB 384 moved out of subcommittee last week and has made its way to the General Laws and Technology Committee schedule. There are still several details of the bill that will not please stakeholders however the fact that a companion bill advanced in the Senate recently shows progress is being made.

01.29.2020

The biggest betting day of the year in the US, Super Bowl Sunday is finally upon us. A look at some projected betting numbers for the day shows how it has become an all-encompassing over-the-top spectacle.

01.28.2020

Illinois lawmakers took the next step toward a legal sports betting platform with Thursday's release of Phase 2 of the rules that will govern sports betting in the Prairie State. With the 'what' and 'how' out of the way in Illinois, sports bettors left to wonder 'where' and 'when'?

01.28.2020

There will be a hearing tomorrow in the state of Kansas to decide if sports betting will be legalized under SB 283. The proposed bill would allow the four casinos in the state to apply for two licenses each would see at least eight sportsbooks in Kansas.

01.26.2020

Britain-based Betfred, the world's largest privately-owned retail bookmaker, acted on its desires to become more prominent in the blossoming US sports betting market last week with two new agreements. The first is with Colorado-based Saratoga Casino Black Hawk to provide wagering services throughout the Colorado and the second is with Wind Creek Casino & Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. The deals add to the Betfred USA Sports portfolio that already includes their first American partnership with Iowa's Elite Casino Resorts.

01.25.2020

Fear, not Football Fanatics, your pigskin addiction doesn't have to stop once the Super Bowl concludes. The second coming of the XFL launches the weekend following the Super Bowl with major TV networks and sportsbooks already on board to enhance the viewing and betting experience.