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del Lago Resort & Casino, New York
News 20-01-2020

New York Mobile Sports Betting: Key Lawmaker Optimistic For 2020

New York’s sports betting industry has been stuck in retail mode since its launch, but mobile betting is at least back on the agenda for 2020. A bill (S 17) which would have allowed online and mobile betting in New York stalled in the legislature last year, but that has not dissuaded its sponsor, Sen. […]

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New Jersey gambling growth
News 17-01-2020

NJ Sports Betting Handle Goes Past $4.5 Billion In 2019

New Jersey’s sports betting industry had a monster 2019 – the state’s first full year with legal and regulated sports betting. Figures released by the Division of Gaming Enforcement show that the state’s licensed online and land-based sports betting operators handled a record total of $4.58 billion in wagers, which was more than triple what […]

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nittany lions - ohio state buckeyes betting preview
News 17-01-2020

Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions

For all of the hype that has surrounded the Big Ten basketball conference this season, some of its top teams have been struggling of late. There is way too much turmoil this college basketball season, but it can make for a wild ride. To be totally honest, it’s fun to see some new programs taking […]

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Hollywood Casino, WV
News 14-01-2020

WV Bettors Taking To Mobile In Big Way

West Virginia’s sports betting figures for the second half of 2019 are in and they show a big jump on the first half. According to the latest fiscal reports by the West Virginia Lottery, which oversees all sports betting activities in the state, the total handle for the second half of last year (2H 2019) […]

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Vermont State House
News 10-01-2020

Vermont Sports Betting Bill In The Works

Vermont has become the latest state to watch for gambling expansion in the first half of 2020. Vermont state Sen. Richard Sears prefiled a bill on January 7th – the first day of the current legislative session – that would – if passed – legalize sports betting in the Green Mountain State. Sports betting debate […]

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Michigan has legalized sports betting
News 08-01-2020

Michigan Sports Betting Deals: PointsBet & Stars Group Move Swiftly

It’s all systems go for online sports and gaming in Michigan and operators have not been slow in positioning themselves to enter the newly regulated and legal market. Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave the green light after inking her name across a package of bills in December, effectively legalizing sports betting, poker, casino games and daily […]

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DraftKings signs new deal with MSG
News 07-01-2020

DraftKings Inks New MSG Deal: But No Joy For Local Bettors

DraftKings is the new and exclusive betting partner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. That’s after DraftKings extended an existing partnership with the Madison Square Garden Company, originally signed in 2015 to cement a daily fantasy sports partnership. This quickly follows on from an announcement that DraftKings will become a public company […]

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Sports betting on its way to Maryland
News 06-01-2020

Maryland Sports Betting In 2020: All Bets Are On

Legal sports betting is back on the table in Maryland. That’s after lawmakers in the state drafted and prefiled a new sports betting bill in the Annapolis capital for its legislature to consider in the upcoming 2020 session. The bill (SB 58) would allow sports betting to take place at parimutuel racetracks and casinos, but […]

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The Mackay Stadium in Nevada
News 03-01-2020

Nevada Posts Biggest Month Ever For Betting Handle

Nevada sports betting handle reached a new high in November, eclipsing the $600 million mark for the first time. Figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show that the state’s sportsbooks combined for a record monthly handle figure of $614.1 million, up from October’s $546.3 million. November’s handle figure represented a 5.7% year-on-year rise […]

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DraftKings and SBTech new deal
DraftKings 01-01-2020

DraftKings To Go Public Through Triple-Merger Deal

DraftKings has announced it will go public through a merger that includes sports betting technology firm SBTech. The two companies are technically being acquired by special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Diamond Eagle Acquisition Company, which is already listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The newly combined company is expected to have a market valuation of […]

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