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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.


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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.


Update: Green Book took down the Best Picture award at +250 upsetting Roma. The 91st Academy Awards took place Sunday night at 8:00PM ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Movie buffs and sports bettors had plenty of choose from, and many ways to join the fun at the SBR network as the red carpet rolled.


The nation’s capital will have sports betting sooner rather than later following a vote by the D.C. Council this week. In a 7-6 vote, bill B 22-944 was passed. Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to sign the legislation that allowed the district to put aside the bidding process and award the contract to Intralot, who operates the D.C. lottery.


A total of 84 SBR Forum posters participated in the Cure Angelman Charity poker tournament, raising $1,680 for the charity. A list of the donors and a receipt of the donation made has been shared in SBR Forum. Through the SBR Pro program, SBR Forum members have raised more than $150,000 for charity.


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About 3 million people were jonesing for some football one week after Super Bowl LIII. That’s how many viewers the new Alliance of American Football League garnered in its debut Saturday night on CBS. In Nielsen talk, it was a 2.1 overall rating with a .8 rating of adults age 18-49, the viewers most coveted by TV networks because of their spending power.


This week the Washington, D.C. Council opted for speed over competition in voting to fast-track online betting by foregoing competitive bidding in the measure’s first reading. The board narrowly awarded a sole-source contract to Intralot, the district’s current lottery provider. It also extended Intralot’s contract without a bid.


Legislators from both sides of the aisle in South Dakota introduced a constitutional amendment late last week to put sports betting on the ballot. The bill asks voter to legalize sports betting in Deadwood, a lawless town in the age of the South Dakota gold rush (see HBO series) and now home to casino gambling.


Two days after Super Bowl LIII, headlines are telling the tale of betting on the big game in two markets: the long-established bettors' paradise in Nevada and first-time legal wagering in New Jersey. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, $145,939,025 was bet in 2019 versus $158,586,934 in 2018.