Tag: Online Sports Betting

Underdog victories should be good for sportsbooks. (Image; Amy Calistri)

NFL Opening Week Yields Record Sports Betting Transactions

Indicating a sports betting record, GeoComply tracked 58.2 million sportsbook transactions in the four-day period from Thursday through Sunday. That’s 126% more than the geolocation company tracked during last year’s NFL season opener. Meanwhile, the number of upsets this week should bode well for sportsbooks — and less well for […]

Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye is leading the NFL in kicking through four weeks. (Image: Mary Holt/Getty)

North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Clears Next Hurdle

Legislation that would permit sports betting both online and in professional sports venues in North Carolina passed a second state Senate committee this week. Senate Bill 688 cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, which heard the legislation because of its prohibition on underage betting and forbidding of betting collusion. […]

RB Christian McCaffrey leads the Carolina Panthers onto the field in a game in Charlotte, NC. (Image: Grant Halverson/Getty)

North Carolina Sports Betting Legislation Clears Committee Hurdle

The possibility of statewide sports betting in North Carolina received a boost this week when a legislative bill passed a Senate committee after months of delays. Senate Bill 688, sponsored by Sen. Jim Perry, R-Lenoir County, passed the state Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday following debate of the issue. Sports […]

Former Charlotte Hornets player Muggsy Bogues joined other athletes and professional sports team executives this week in advocating for sports betting in North Carolina. (Image: HowTheyPlay.com)

Former Hornets Players Support North Carolina Sports Betting Effort

Two former members of the Charlotte Hornets have joined the fight for legalizing sports betting in North Carolina. Muggsy Bogues and Dell Curry joined team president Fred Whitfield, as well as Carolina Hurricanes president Don Waddell, in visiting with state lawmakers to tout the benefits of legal wagering in the […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida recently agreed to a new gaming compact, paving the way for expanded gambling in the state.. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Sports Betting Moves Closer to Reality

The Florida Legislature could move this week to approve a compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe that would introduce online sports betting to the Sunshine State. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the tribe signed a new gaming compact on Friday that includes a provision to allow the Seminoles to […]

The University of North Carolina nearly upset No. 1 Clemson, and as a result AP Top 25 voters dropped the Tigers to No. 2. (Image: AP)

North Carolina Senators File Online Sports Betting Bill

A new North Carolina Senate bill would permit online sports betting in the state, and would also allow wagering at professional sports facilities. Senate Bill 688, sponsored by senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe, would permit up to 12 online licenses in North Carolina. It would also allow sports facilities […]

The Arizona Senate easily passed a retail and online sports betting bill on Monday evening, leaving only the governor's signature to make wagers legal in the state this year. (Image: KNAU)

Legal Arizona Sports Betting Should Happen by Football Season

Legislation that would permit online and brick-and-mortar sports betting passed the Arizona Senate on Monday, paving the way for legal wagers in the state by the fall, pending the governor’s signature. Arizona legislators moved the companion bills Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 through their chambers, with the House […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a fiscal year 2022 budget on Tuesday that includes a plan for online sports betting. (Image: Vanity Fair)

New York Announces Plan to Legalize Online Sports Betting

New York announced its budget for fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, and it includes legal online sports betting. The Empire State’s plan will be more restrictive than most, however, as the state will control the action rather than allow private casinos to run the games. State will control online sports […]

A sports betting bill sailed through the Wyoming Senate this month, and now awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. (Image: Wyoming Capitol Square Project)

Legalized Wyoming Sports Betting Now Likely After Senate OKs Bill

Sports betting in Wyoming now has a clear path to legalization after the state Senate handily passed a bill establishing parameters for wagers in the state. On Monday, the Senate passed House Bill 133 by a 24-5 vote with one abstention after only minor revisions to the legislation. The bill […]

A Wyoming Senate committee passed a sports betting bill on to the full Senate after the legislation narrowly made it through the state House. (Image: SweetWaterNow)

Wyoming Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate Committee Vote

An online sports betting bill cleared another hurdle in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, passing a first vote in the Senate. After a contentious hearing, House Bill 133 passed a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee by a 4-1 margin. The Cheyenne Post noted the legislation must still clear two […]

The North Dakota Senate rejected a House resolution that would have allowed state residents to vote to legalize sports betting in 2022. (Image: Fargo Forum)

North Dakota Lawmakers Refuse to Allow Residents a Vote on Sports Betting

North Dakota lawmakers killed a bill on Monday that could have paved the way for sports betting in the state. Although House Resolution 3032 would have allowed a referendum on the issue, senators voted it down anyway. North Dakota sports betting bill handily passed the House The legislation sailed through […]

This cowboy and other residents of Wyoming are one step closer to legal sports betting after the state House passed an online-only sports betting bill last week. (Image: Wall Street Journal)

Wyoming Moves Forward on Online Sports Betting

After initial consternation, the Wyoming House advanced an online sports betting bill to the state Senate. HB0133, which would make Wyoming one of the few online-only sports betting markets in the US, passed 32-28 on Wednesday in a reconsideration vote, a day after being voted down by the same tally. […]

Patrons of Harrah's Cherokee will soon be able to place sports bets, but North Carolina appears to be in no rush to legalize online sports betting. (Image: Caesars)

Live Sports Betting Coming Soon to NC, No Online Yet

While North Carolina residents may be able to wager on March Madness — if operations move forward at the hoped-for speed — online sports betting will likely have to wait. The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs recently signed off on a compact between the state and […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of two governors signing daily fantasy sports bills into law this month. (Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Critics Raise Concerns Over New York’s Approach to Online Sports Betting

New York appears ready to finally legalize online sports betting within its borders, but critics warn the state’s approach won’t be great for consumers. With the state facing an $8.7 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo softened his stance on online wagering. He plans to […]

New Jersey Seeks To Loosen Restrictions on College Sports Betting

New Jersey Seeks To Loosen Restrictions on College Sports Betting

In hopes of continuing its run as the nation’s epicenter for online sports gambling, New Jersey lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would remove restrictions on collegiate sports betting. The measure would eliminate a restriction that prohibits wagering on college sporting events taking place in the state, within state limits, […]