US Senate Hearing Will Address Impact of Gambling on College Sports

One of the major concerns expressed in a Senate hearing will discuss this week whether or not to keep the integrity of college sports alive. In fact, there will be two critical topics discussed in the hearing set to take place this week. One will be concerning the possible impact that legalized betting can have …

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Rhode Island Awaiting Approval of Mobile Sports Betting Bill

Following the vote of both the Senate and House in favor of HB8097 and SB 2919, online/mobile sports betting in Rhode Island will become a reality. The next phase is the executive approval, and both bills are now lying at Governor Gina Raimondo’s office. The Governor will likely sign these bills, and mobile betting will …

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Californian Tribes Manage to Get Extension on Sports Betting Ballot

Californian tribes have gained some ground on the road to legalizing sports betting as they obtained an extension for getting the issue on the voting ballot in 2022. The Superior Court decided in favor of the Californian tribes, allowing their leaders a 90-day extension to muster enough support that would push the sports betting proposal …

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PointsBet and Detroit Tigers Sign a Ground Breaking Deal

The Detroit Tigers have made history by entering into a multi-year sports betting partnership deal with the gaming operator, PointsBet. As a gaming operator, PointsBet is a flourishing sport betting entity with unbounded ambitious plans. The announcement has come just before the MLB’s 2020 season, which includes 60 games scheduled this year. With the ongoing …

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California Sports Betting Bill Dead for Now, 2022 Set As New Target

The curvy path to legalizing sports betting in California comes to an untoward end this week as SCA 6 was squashed in the face of tribal opposition. Now, voters cannot have their say on the matter until 2022. Senator Bill Dodd, who sponsored the bill, said the legislation could not move forward, and the bill …

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Louisiana Governor Signs Sports Betting Referendum Bill

Gov John Bel Edwards has officially signed the Louisiana sports betting referendum bill, Senate Bill 130, a move that could see legalized betting in the state by 2021. Although the bill does not legalize sports betting immediately, it empowers voters to share opinions on the topic when voting takes place in November. The referendum will …

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Will Draftkings Acquire Bleacher Report?

A recent report, or perhaps rumor, suggested that DraftKings was aiming to buy Bleacher Report (BR), a dwindling media company facing financial challenges. Although the news was immediately dismissed, it is yet to see if the idea was completely improbable? While refuting the veracity of the news, BR parent company, Turner Sports, clarified its position …

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Update on America’s Shifting iGaming Landscape

The last two weeks have produced several significant developments for America’s online gambling industry. The list of states to legalize sports betting after last year’s landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court continues to grow, following New Hampshire’s successful passage. But while the Granite State will offer both brick and mortar and online/mobile wagering at …

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Lawmakers in Louisiana Can’t Get DFS / Sports Betting Bill Over the Finish Line

With the clock literally ticking down on the last day of Louisiana’s legislative session, a veteran lawmaker who previously championed legalized sports betting stalled for time to effectively kill a last-ditch bill. State senator Danny Martiny (R-10) – a 26-year veteran of the Louisiana Senate who has served as Majority Leader since 2012 – has …

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Retail Sports Betting Regulations Approved in New York

Six years after voters approved legal sports betting in the Empire State, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) has finalized regulations for retail bet shops operated onsite in casinos. The NYSGC vote on June 10th was unanimous, allowing any of the four commercial casinos listed below to apply for a sportsbook operator’s license: Resorts …

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