Tag: Sports Betting

A proposal merging fantasy sports and pari-mutuel wagering could be the first step toward sports wagering in the Golden State. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

Sports Betting Bill Passes North Carolina Senate

The North Carolina House of Representatives now holds the future of sports betting in the state in its hands. Months after it was introduced, Senate Bill 688 passed the state Senate last week and was sent to the House. That legislation was read for the first time in the House […]

Gov. Ned Lamont signed a Connecticut sports betting bill into law on Thursday, ending a contentious years-long process. (Image: Connecticut Governor’s Office)

Connecticut Seeks Sports Betting by Football Season

Sports betting is coming into form in Connecticut, with the two biggest players in the American industry partnering with the state’s two Native American casinos. DraftKings will partner with Foxwoods Resort Casino and FanDuel will partner with Mohegan Sun to operate both brick-and-mortar and online sportsbooks. Industry leaders enter Connecticut […]

After former Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Mike Noel resigned last month, the state is scrambling to get sports betting rules established for football season. (Image: Gaming Americas)

Loss of Gaming Chairman Delays Louisiana Sports Betting

Due to a staffing issue at the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, the state’s sports bettors may have to wait until after football season begins before placing wagers. The Louisiana Legislature and state voters legalized sports betting last year, and advocates hoped that wagers could begin by the kickoff of college […]

LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets are a sleeper pick to win the Southeast Division. (Image: Neil Redmond/USA Today Sports)

North Carolina Senate Leader Expects Sports Betting Talks This Year

The North Carolina Senate leader said last week that he expects lawmakers to discuss sports betting legislation later this session. As the state Senate completes its work this week before its Fourth of July break, it will focus on other issues such as critical race theory and masks in schools. […]

Ohio Sen. Niraj Antani moved his sports betting efforts to another bill after House Republicans tanked his legislation with controversial transgender athlete legislation. (Image: The Economic Standard)

Lawmakers Keep Ohio Sports Betting Bill Alive with Political Maneuvers

The same kind of political maneuvering that hurt gamblers with the passage of an anti-online poker bill in 2006 might benefit potential Ohio sports betting in 2021. Legislators who want to legalize sports wagers in the state moved their efforts to an unrelated bill (House Bill 29) dealing with creating […]

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield celebrates Jarvis Landry throwing a TD on a trick play against the Dallas Cowboys. (Image: John Kuntz/AP)

Ohio Sports Betting Moves Step Closer to Reality

After a long battle in the state Senate, a bill that would legalize sports betting in Ohio passed that state body of government this week. Senate Bill 176 passed by a nearly unanimous vote of 30-2, but only after numerous committee meetings and amendments molded it into legislation that was […]

New England Patriots Linebacker Kyle Van Noy pursues Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in 2018 in Charlotte, NC. (Image: Mike McCarn/AP)

Time Running Out on North Carolina Sports Betting Bills

With the end of the North Carolina Legislature’s 2021 regular session fast approaching, sponsors of bills that would authorize and regulate sports betting hope to see discussion of their legislation this month. The session is scheduled to end just before Independence Day. Lawmakers will return for a special session in […]

Investors can buy shares of DFS operator DraftKings as of Friday after the company went public on the Nasdaq exchange. (Image: Boston Globe)

DraftKings Stock Tanks Despite Positive Earnings Report

It appears that good news doesn’t always prompt positive results. At least that’s what happened at DraftKings, which saw its stock tumble early this week despite a better-than-expected first-quarter earnings report. The company reported a loss of 36 cents per share, better than the 41 cents per share that analysts […]

Ohio state Sen. Kirk Schuring said Monday he plans to introduce a sports betting bill on Thursday. (Image: Canton Repository)

Ohio Sports Betting Bill Coming This Week

A state senator said Monday that he plans to introduce a sports betting bill in the Ohio Legislature on Thursday. Ohio Sen. Kirk Schuring said on 1450 WHBC Monday morning that he’s working “very diligently” on the bill in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman. “It’s right now 250 […]

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 College Football National Championship game on Monday features Alabama and Ohio State, both of whom have potent offenses. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Alabama Considers Far-Reaching Lottery, Casino and Sports Betting Bill

Weeks after it appeared, a plan to allow Alabama residents to vote on legalizing a cornucopia of gaming had died. Now, new legislation is resurrecting the concept. The Alabama Senate passed a package of bills last week that could establish a lottery, casino gaming, and both live and online sports […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bally's Corporation is expanding its sports betting operations by purchasing Monkey Knife Fight for $90 million in stock. (Image: CBS Philly)

Bally’s Prepares for Wide Sports Betting Legalization with MKF Purchase

Bally’s Corporation’s purchase of daily fantasy provider Monkey Knife Fight positions the company to capitalize on sports betting as more states across the country legalize wagering. The company announced the purchase of the third-largest DFS operator in the US on Tuesday for $90 million in stock. The deal is expected […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked a state gaming board to reconsider recommending a fourth casino for upstate New York. (Image: Getty Images)

Gambling Stocks Jump After NY Gov. Cuomo Endorses Online Betting

Several gambling stocks saw notable increases in share price this week after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s OK with legalizing online sports betting in his state to help make up a budget shortfall. Cuomo has long been an opponent of allowing online sports betting, but New York is […]

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is opposed to legalizing mobile sports betting in his state. (Image: Dennis Nett)

New York Online Sports Betting Could Soon Become Reality

A New York assemblyman says the state’s next revenue bill will include an online sports betting component, which could see a vote before the end of the year. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow told PlayNY that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie solidified his commitment to include online sports betting in a revenue bill […]

Pac-12 Football Could Have Been in a Bubble, Instead it Will Kick Off this Weekend With At Least One Program Already in Jeopardy

Pac-12 Football Could Have Been in a Bubble, Instead it Will Kick Off this Weekend With At Least One Program Already in Jeopardy

The University of California’s Saturday night season opener against Washington may be canceled in the wake of a player testing positive for the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said the school will have to undergo “significant” contact tracing with players and coaching staff in the wake of […]