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01.04.2020

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.

01.04.2020

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. 

12.31.2019

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.

12.31.2019

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.

12.29.2019

The momentum for the legalization of sports betting across the US has been steady to say the least but one state is lagging behind despite a rabid fan base and the willingness to consider it amongst lawmakers. In Massachusetts, words have spoken louder than actions with seemingly little optimism that the state will see a legal sports betting platform in 2020.

12.28.2019

2019, New Jersey showed that they are a force to be reckoned with in the legal sports betting market. For the first time in history, Nevada did not finish with the top handle in the country every month of the year. Nevada can rest assured in the knowledge that New Jersey's growth did not negatively affect their bottom line.

12.28.2019

Nevada has seen a serious challenge the last year with regards to which state can crown themselves as the most bet-friendly. But numbers released Friday prove that the original "Betting State of the Union" is still king when it comes to handle. The total Nevada handle for 2019 stands at $4.7 billion after November.

12.26.2019

When the year started there were 13 states that had legalized sports gambling in the United States. That number rose in 2019 with 7 states deciding to make sports wagering legal. We take a look at the year that was for that group and how they got here.

12.24.2019

Technology in the rapidly expanding US sports betting market is about to hit warp speed. 5G networks have already been launching in various locations across America and are scheduled to be widely available everywhere in the US in 2020. Lightning-quick wireless speeds and network responsiveness on our phones promise big innovation for the big American sports betting scene.

12.24.2019

New Hampshire looks set to launch mobile sports betting before the 2020 Super Bowl. Governor Chris Sununu had said a few months ago that he planned to make a legal sports wager in his home state on the New England Patriots during the playoffs and it appears like he is coming through on that promise.

12.23.2019

Legalized sports betting is here to stay in the United States. Debates about the gambling industry harming the integrity of sports are too, especially when it comes to college athletes. In some lawmakers eyes, its amateurs that are more likely than pro to be influenced by outside forces to interrupt or influence the outcome of a game.

12.22.2019

BetAmerica, a sports wagering company owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated in Louisville, Kentucky has strengthened its presence in Pennsylvania with the launch of a new online sportsbook to follow up on its opening of a sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie this August.

12.21.2019

The Illinois Gaming Board formally opened the application process for a sports wagering licenses which will be available to casinos, race tracks and sports venues across the state. The Gaming Board did not confirm when legal sports betting might launch but this is an important first step in that direction.

12.21.2019

The state of Tennessee looked to be on a solid path toward sports gambling legalization but the "pause button" has been pushed for the time being. The original December 23 deadline for public consultation has been extended to January 6, allowing for more opinions to flow in.

12.20.2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a 10 bill package today that officially legalized sports betting in the state of Michigan. After initially being opposed, Whitmer was satisfied with amendments and got on board with House Bill 4311 that creates the Lawful Internet Gaming Act.