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Count Georgia as one of the dwindling number of states in the US that have yet to make a realistic push toward legal sports gambling. The people of the state seem to have no problem with welcoming a legal sports betting platform but the decision makers of Georgia have yet to take a serious look at what has been a financial boon for so many states since legalization became possible in 2018.


Lawmakers in Kentucky voted unanimously to send House Bill 137 to the House floor. It was unsure what would happen to the bill in a Republican-controlled General Assembly but it appears that lawmakers were not persuaded by those that are in opposition to legal sports betting.


The December numbers for sports gambling in the US are trickling in and if Indiana is a sign of things to come, the industry is poised to have its biggest month yet. Indiana saw $161.8 million in bets in December, up 10% from $147.3 million from November. It's the first time that Indiana’s monthly handle has topped $160 million.


Maine Governor Janet Mills vetoed a bill that would have legalized sports betting. Mills questions the bill's ability to protect Maine residents from the perils of sports gambling. Democratic Senator Louis Luchini, the bill's sponsor, has already indicated that he may look to override the governor's veto.


Verizon Communications Inc. is growing its presence in the US Sports Betting landscape with its Yahoo Sports betting wing expected to expand to at least five more states in 2020. 


Penn National Gaming is looking to build on its Legal US Gambling portfolio with an attempt to purchase the Chernin Group's majority shares in Barstool Sports, the fast-growing, high-profile sports and pop culture site.


The race to be the first state to join the 20 already with legalized sports betting continues and a sneaky contender has emerged. Maine, a state that had all but put legalization dreams to sleep for the time being has awoken.


PointsBet's (PBH) subsidiary, PointsBet Michigan is taking advantage of the December 20, 2019 legislation signed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer that finally allows sports betting and online gaming in the State.


Lawmakers in Ohio have been making some noise recently in support of legalized sports gambling in the state. As one of the only states in the area without a legal betting platform, decision makers in Ohio have recognized a need to join their neighbors and start accepting wagers at brick-and-mortar facilities and via mobile apps.


Virginia, one of the last nine states still without even so much as a casino has signaled that they will at least consider a legal betting platform when lawmakers return this week to start their 2020 legislative session. The topic of legal gambling in the state however remains one of the more divisive for lawmakers and citizens alike. The General Assembly will begin its 60-day session on Wednesday, January 8.


2019 was a crazy year in terms of sports action around the globe and also the amount of cash spent on sports betting in the US. There is little reason to think that any sort of slowdown is imminent. A look ahead at the 2020 sports betting calendar shows that there is a lot to look forward to this coming year, including the Summer Olympics, and that you won't have to wait long to get in on some prime betting action.


The public comment period on the draft sports gambling regulations are still ongoing in Tennessee. Until a final set of standards is agreed upon, there can be no confirmation of a launch date. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corp developed a set of rules back in November but gaming experts have criticized them heavily.


UK-based sports betting Heavyweight William Hill has committed to raising the level of Las Vegas’ Circus Circus casino, now owned by casino mogul Phil Ruffin, with full-scale sportsbook renovations that are scheduled to start after the Super Bowl. 


The state of New Hampshire went live with mobile wagering on Monday with Governor Chris Sununu placing the ceremonial first bet on the state's new mobile sports betting platform. Just as he promised back in October, Sununu made a bet in his home state before the new year on the Patriots to win the Super Bowl.


The legal sports betting industry caught fire in 2019 with 2020 promising to keep up the momentum. States like Maryland are ready to join the fray and announced this week that they are willing to take the topic of sports wagering to the people with a vote in November.