Tag: Sports Betting

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 […]

The centerfield scoreboard at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. (Image: Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)

Wrigley Field Could Host DraftKings Sportsbook

Chicago Cubs fans may get to bet on their team at Wrigley Field whenever patrons are allowed back into games. DraftKings Plans Wrigley Field Sportsbook The Cubs announced a partnership with DraftKings to make the Boston-based company its official DFS and sports betting partner. It’s the latest in a series […]

From the bayous to the cities, most Louisiana residents may get to bet on DFS soon after lawmakers finally set rules and tax rates for the games two years after voters OKed the games. (Image: Visit the USA)

DFS May Soon Come to Louisiana

Legislation that would set the Louisiana tax rate for DFS revenue at 8% awaits the governor’s signature, putting DFS one step closer to becoming a reality in that state. DFS Tax Revenue Will Go to Childhood Education The state Senate voted 36-0 to pass House Bill 64, which sets the […]

Much to the delight of DraftKings and FanDuel, legislation to end daily fantasy sports prohibition is moving forward in Missouri, Iowa, and Tennessee. (Image: fox32chicago.com)

DFS Betting Rules May Soon be Set in Louisiana

Louisiana residents may get to bet on both sports games and daily fantasy sports in the next year. Lawmakers Try to Turn Two: DFS and Sports Betting Days after sending a bill to Gov. John Bel Edward’s desk that would let state voters consider in November whether to allow sports […]

The New Orleans Saints, led by Marcus Lattimore (23), celebrate their victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Superdome in New Orleans. (Image: AP)

Louisiana Voters to Likely Decide on Sports Betting in Their Parishes

It seems likely that voters in Louisiana will decide in November whether they want to legalize sports betting in the state. House Gives Overwhelming Approval On Wednesday, the state House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 130, which allows for a local option election on sports betting, by a 71-24 vote, […]

DraftKings is facing a civil complaint over its handling of its Sports Betting National Championship contest last weekend. (Image: NJGamblingSites.com)

DraftKings Stock Soars as Online Gaming Booms

Despite the lack of live sports on which to offer daily fantasy games or live betting, DraftKings has seen its stock nearly double in the past month due to both the boom in online gaming and the company’s future potential. Investors See Big Potential As of midday Wednesday, the company’s […]

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

DraftKings Goes Public Today on Nasdaq

Players can now invest in DFS stock instead of just picking DFS rosters. DraftKings Becomes DKNG DraftKings went public on Wall Street today after announcing Thursday afternoon that its shares will trade on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol DKNG. CNN noted that the company decided to forgo the […]

Sports betting bills were approved in states across the country in 2019, and all signs are that expansion will continue in 2020. (Image: Ocean Resort Casino)

Sports Betting Legislative Roundup: Looking Ahead to 2020

2019 was a monumental year in the expansion of American sports betting. After a strong start in 2018, and following the Supreme Court decision that overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), there was a steady stream of legislation throughout 2019. Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, New […]

Michigan lawmakers have sent a package of bills to the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that would legalize sports betting and online gambling. (Image: Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire/Getty)

Legislative Roundup: Michigan Passes Sports Betting, Online Gambling Bills

The Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed a package of bills on Wednesday that would legalize four different types of online gambling, including sports betting. The bills, which were changed slightly from their original versions, were then approved by the state House, and will now go to the desk of Governor Gretchen […]