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Winter in Iowa has not been able to cool the strong numbers posted in the sports betting industry. The figures for November are in and they show a 27.5% increase over October from the state’s retail and mobile sportsbooks to a total handle of $59.3 million.  


This year's inductees into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame have been announced and will be officially recognized next year at the Betting on Sports America conference at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey from April 28-30.


New Jersey's legal sports betting market continues to set records with November's handle breaking their old record set in October. The numbers for Nevada are not in yet but Jersey's handle for November is only $34 million less than the all-time record set by Nevada in March of this year.


The November numbers are trickling in for states that allow for sports betting and while some like New York and Rhode Island have been disappointing, others like Indiana have shown an incredible uptick in revenues.


The potential of the Rhode Island legal sports betting market continues to be held back by the in-person registration requirement for mobile betting. Considering there are only two casinos in the state, less than half of the residents that registered online have activated their accounts.


Add the state of Montana to the list of jurisdictions ready to take advantage of sports gambling and the tax revenue that comes along with it. Montana began accepting licenses on Monday for its Lottery-run "Sports Bet Montana" platform. Under the new rules. businesses will have to hold a liquor license and a Lottery Sports Wagering License before Sports Bet Montana branded terminals and kiosks will be awarded.


The Michigan Legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer appear to be finalizing an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in the state of Michigan. The Senate Regulatory Reform Committee voted unanimously for most of the package after making a few changes.


The subject of legal sports gambling in the US has been slow to catch on in most states. One forward-thinking state was quick to adopt legalization though, and has since become the gold standard for which other states could and should follow on their path toward legalized gambling - New Jersey!


Count Google in as a business ready and willing to take advantage of legal gambling in the US. The world’s largest provider of internet search services has announced that they will allow online casinos to advertise in four states later this month. 


Television ratings are huge for the NFL and with ratings previously in decline, there was a sense of worry about the league and its enormous television contracts not paying off. In 2018, however, things changed around for broadcast networks in dramatic fashion when the Supreme Court paved the way for legal gambling in the US.


On December 8, sports betting exchange Tradesports will return to the US market after a six-year absence. Intrade founder Ron Bernstein hopes that the sports betting landscape in the US and its overall popularity overseas will be a boon for a company that was slow to get off the ground a few years ago - when sports wagers were illegal and not widely accepted by the public and government officials.


Innovation is the name of the game when it comes to the US gambling industry and its service providers. A new partnership between Business-to-business sports betting services provider Metric Gaming and world-class oddsmaker Sports IQ is aimed at keeping the innovation train going and providing next-level products in the US market.


It appears that leaders of the Indian Tribes in Michigan support the legislation that has passed the state House. Due to the amount of money the tribes commit to the Michigan Economic Development Corp and the Michigan Strategic Fund, moving forward without their approval would not be possible.


The Philadelphia Eagles became the latest US Sports franchise and last Philadelphia sports team to align themselves with a Casino partner when they announced a marketing deal Monday with Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack and their parent company Caesars Entertainment.


District of Columbia council member Jack Evans who was the main sponsor of the D.C sports betting bill is on the verge of expulsion as all 12 of his fellow Ward 2 council members voted to have him expelled as a result of a series of investigations into possible ethics violations.


Golf prides itself on traditions and on integrity. So, when the subject of gambling on the sport in the US became a reality with the 2018 Supreme Court decision to strike down laws prohibiting sports betting, most wondered what the PGA TOUR would do. 


Intralot reported a decline in revenue for the third quarter in a row when compared to 2018. The Greek company is an international supplier of sports betting and lottery games. Just recently, they signed an extension to their deal with the New Hampshire Lottery. 


The state of Iowa has been opening a few eyes in the sports gambling industry with its pace of its growth, its forward-thinking and the way that they have been able to quickly make every one of the 19 casinos eligible to apply for a sports betting license.


The pairing of Pro Sports Teams and casinos in North America continues as the legal betting landscape evolves. The latest partnership was announced early last week with the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and Seneca Resorts & Casinos, the New York State tribal gaming operator, formalizing a partnership in a deal that makes Seneca the team’s exclusive sportsbook.