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New York Lawmakers’ Online Sports Betting Bill Collides With Cuomo’s Approach

Two New York lawmakers filed companion bills on Thursday to legalize online sports betting days after Cuomo announced he now supported the industry. However, the proposed legislation presented an entirely different approach from what the governor had proposed. Last Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is finally ready to see regulated online sports betting, the …

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Iowa Sports Betting Handle Crosses $100M First Time in December

Last December brought a new sports betting handle record for Iowa, which posted above $100 for the first time since the industry’s launch. According to the latest figures released Friday by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), the December handle of $104.8 million also saw the fourth consecutive month of record handle in the …

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Pritzker Renews Illinois Sports Betting Remote Registration Until Feb 6

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker extended mobile registration due to COVID-19 again on Friday that will remain in effect until February 6. The re-issued Executive Order 2020-41, which came a day before the expiry of the previous extension, was the seventh such extension to prolong the suspension of the in-person registration requirement for new bettors to …

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Massachusetts Sports Betting Proposal Shelved Again

Massachusetts lawmakers concluded on Wednesday, January a $627 million bill that includes everything except for sports betting legalization. In the economic development bill, which included housing production incentives, vocational school funding, small business grants, some lawmakers said they did not want to supplement complicated sports betting proposal in it. The negotiators also scrapped plans to …

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Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia to Open January 19

The $600 million Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia project that began construction in 2018 announced last Wednesday that it will open its casino on January 19, 2021. Initially, the casino will offer a series of reservation-only Preview Days for Live! Rewards Club members, before opening to the public. The official grand opening to the general …

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Tennessee OKs Churchill Downs As 5th Online Sportsbook Operator

Churchill Downs is ready to become the fifth sportsbook operator in the newly regulated Tennessee sports betting market as the state conditionally approved the operators license on Wednesday under the Volunteer State’s unique online-only sports betting program. Though a Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation approved Churchill Down’s license, regulators are yet …

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Virginia Online Sports Betting Could Be Live By Super Bowl

Virginia sports betting will be launched within the next two or three weeks ahead of the Super Bowl, according to the Virginia Lottery. They are likely to allow more than a dozen sports betting sites to take wagers from residents on sports. This means residents will be able to place legal wagers from the comfort …

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PointsBet Inks a Sports Betting Deal With Detroit Pistons

The Australia-based sportsbook PointsBet announced earlier this week that it has forged a partnership with National Basketball Association’s team Detroit Pistons ahead of its launch in Michigan. The deal allows PointsBet the rights to use the Pistons brand across its online platforms, in addition to special in-game betting as exclusive PointsBet promotions. Under the terms, …

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