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Georgia Sports Betting Inches Towards Finishing Line

Georgia sports betting has inched closer to the finishing line following the approval of two bills by the House committee already passed by the Senate by a 41-10 vote. On Tuesday, the Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved both Senate Resolution 135 and Senate Bill 142.  Both measures …

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New York House and Senate Pass Multi-Operator Sports Betting Bills

On Monday, both New York legislative chambers passed multi-operator mobile sports betting bills within their budgets, paving the way for online sports betting in the state. Both the Democrat-dominated chambers largely supported the bill, overriding Republican objection during several hours of debate in each chamber before Monday’s vote. After discussions, …

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Barstool Sportsbook Launches in Illinois Market

Illinois will see its sixth mobile option enter its sports betting market as Barstool Sportsbook launches in the state today, extending its online service to its third US state. The announcement regarding regulatory clearance came Tuesday by Penn National Gaming which said the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) approved its app. …

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Georgia Senate Approves Bills for Legalized Sports Betting

Georgia Senate has approved two measures regarding the legalization of sports betting in the state, including the ballot question. On Friday, the state Senators passed Senate Resolution 135 on a 41-10 bipartisan vote, which would ask Georgians if they allow online sports betting in the state. The resolution to amend …

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Tennessee Becomes Quickest in the US to Get $200M Sports Betting Month

The Tennessee sports betting market has become the quickest state in the US to top $200 million in handle in its third month. Tennessee was the first online-only sports betting market when it launched on November 1, 2020. According to the official figures, the Volunteer State’s three-month handle has swelled …

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Penn Partners With Rivers Casino To Target New York Online Sports Betting Market

Penn National Gaming has entered into a multi-year partnership with Capital Region Gaming to target the New York sports betting market. The announcement that came Monday will allow the Wyomissing-based casino company’s subsidiary, Penn Interactive, second-skin access to the New York mobile sports betting and online casino market, subject to …

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New York Legal Sports Betting to Make $1.14 Billion a Year, Report Says

The New York State Gaming Commission has finally released its study that the state’s sportsbooks could generate up to $1.14 billion annually. The commission first requested the study, authored by the Spectrum Gaming Group, in September 2019, with a three-month period before the finding was to be released. However, the …

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Another Mississippi Lawmaker Submits Online Sports Betting Bill

Another Senate bill has come forth seeking to legalize mobile sports betting three years after Mississippi launched retail sports betting. On Monday, state Senator Philip Moran submitted a legislative proposal to allow mobile and online betting in the Magnolia State, believing this the future for the Mississippi sports betting industry. …

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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 …

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Cuomo to Fully Embrace Mobile Sports Betting in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo – who has been a staunch critic of legalizing mobile sports betting in the state of New York – will make it a central part of his policy proposals next week. Until now, he maintained the Empire State required a constitutional amendment to regulate mobile betting, but …

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