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Gov. DeWine ‘Suspects’ Sports Betting Will Come to Ohio This Year

Legalized sports betting seems to be finally a reality in Ohio after Gov. Mike DeWine said he “suspects” it to happen in 2021. The crucial statement comes three years after the US Supreme Court’s historic decision of striking down PASPA and after almost a full year of economic crisis due to the pandemic-led safety measures. …

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New Georgia Bill Seeks to Legalize Online Sports Betting

Six Georgia lawmakers introduced House Bill 86 last Thursday, seeking to legalize online sports betting in the state. The proposed measure seeks to amend the Official Code of Georgia, with a view to authorizing digital sports betting that would be regulated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation. The main supporter of the bill is Rep. Ron …

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New Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Seeks Tribal Duopoly

After years of haggling both in and out of the legislative floor, a bill may see Connecticut sports betting launch in 2021. The proposed bill will effectively create a duopoly, commanded by the two tribes, which both the stakeholders had been striving for.  On January 13, a one-paragraph bill SB 146 was filed, calling for …

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Arizona

Arizona Governor Asks Lawmakers to Allow Statewide Sports Gambling

Last Wednesday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said that he wants statewide expansion of the limited and well-regulated sports gambling industry. The governor said he wants lawmakers to legislate for commercial, statewide sports betting, betting on fantasy leagues, instant keno games, and legalized mobile sports betting. In a document given to Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday, Ducey …

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Michigan Sports Betting To Launch Online Within Days

Two years after legalization and a year after the launch of retail betting, Michigan online sports betting will launch within a few days. Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) executive director Richard Kalm said Tuesday that the approved operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, could be allowed to launch anytime between now and January 19. He announced the …

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FuboTV Acquires Vigtory to Launch Sportsbook in 2021

FuboTV announced Wednesday that it acquired US sportsbook firm Vigtory and it will launch a full-fledged sportsbook later this year. The New York-based streaming service said it would be landing into the iGaming and sports betting arena on the company’s last earnings call in November. Shares are soaring high again following this announcement. The financial …

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A New Bill Shatters Oregon Mobile Sports Betting Monopoly

A new bill backed by Gov. Kate Brown filed Monday will shift Oregon sports betting from a single-operator market to an open market. HB 2127 sought statewide retail and mobile sports betting, shifting to an open and more competitive market with the Oregon Racing Commission as the regulator. Currently, the Oregon sports betting is legally …

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Kentucky Lawmaker Files Sports Betting Bill 2021

Kentucky saw a renewed attempt at legalizing sports betting in 2021 on Saturday when state Rep. Adam Koenig filed a bill to this effect. The latest attempt follows the Kentucky Republican’s previously failed bid in 2020. Last year, the Bluegrass State’s Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations (LOAR) Committee, chaired by Koenig, unanimously approved the sports …

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MGM’s Largest Shareholder IAC Offers $1bn to Get Entain Deal Done

MGM’s largest shareholder, InterActiveCorp (IAC), has offered to invest another $1 billion in the company to help it acquire UK-based Entain PLC. Billionaire Barry Dillerowner, owner of the US media giant which has a 12% stake in MGM, supported the $11 billion takeover plans for Ladbrokes owner Entain Plc. Before IAC’s latest indication, two offers …

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