Tag: Sports Betting

Minnesota's Canterbury Park introduced a 10% takeout Pick 4 that offers the lowest takeout in North American racing. (Image: Canterbury Park)

Canterbury Park Wants You to Take In This Low Takeout Pick 4

Canterbury Park announced it will add a “Post Time Pick 4” wager that features the lowest takeout of any North American track – 10%. To put this into perspective, the average takeout on a multi-race wager is 22%, according to TwinSpires. That means 22 cents out of every dollar bet […]

The Kansas Star Casino would be one of the permitted sites for sports betting under a bill unveiled in the Kansas House on Tuesday (Image: Kansas Tourism)

Kansas Considers Ambitious Sports Betting Bill

Lawmakers in Kansas discussed a sweeping sports betting bill on Tuesday that would allow both online and live sports betting, including in such places as casinos, convenience stores, and at racetracks. House Bill 2740 came together after much negotiation by the state’s gaming interests, who previously couldn’t agree on how […]

A Minnesota sports betting bill would legalize wagers at casinos like Mystic Lake and on mobile phones. (Image: Visit Lakeville Minnesota)

Lawmaker Introduces Minnesota Sports Betting Bill

A sports betting bill introduced in the Minnesota Legislature enjoys the support of state tribal nations, which should help its chance of passage, says its sponsor. HF778 would establish both online and brick-and-mortar sports betting in Minnesota for residents ages 18 and up. The legislation would create the Minnesota Sports […]

Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela tries to block Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, who would make NBA history as the youngest pro to notch a triple-double. (Image: Suzanne Greenberg)

North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Likely to See Debate in 2022

Lawmakers will probably turn their attention to a North Carolina sports betting bill this year that couldn’t cross the finish line in 2021. Rep. Jon Hardister, R-Gulliford, one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 688, said recently he believes the legislation has enough bipartisan support to pass the state’s Legislature. […]

WinStar World Casino is among the gambling destinations that may open sportsbooks in the future if a Oklahoma sports betting bill passes this year. (Image: Dallas Morning News)

Oklahoma Sports Betting Bill Filed

The Oklahoma Legislature will consider a bill this year that would authorize in-person sports wagering in the state. Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, filed House Bill 3008, which could permit sportsbooks in tribal casinos in Oklahoma, with federal approval. The legislation doesn’t broach the issue of online wagers. “I have […]

Alabama's Wind Creek casino could offer sports betting if legislation passes this year that would authorize new casinos and sports betting across the state. (Image: Montgomery Advertiser)

Sports Betting Bill Likely in Alabama in 2022

Alabama lawmakers will take another crack at passing sports betting legislation this year. Last year, legislators attempted to pass a wide-ranging bill that would have authorized not only sports wagers, but also a lottery and casinos. It didn’t make it through the House before the end of the session. Pushing […]

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)

Organizers Rush to Meet Signature Requirement for Florida Sports Betting Vote

With a month left to go, a campaign to let voters decide whether to legalize sports betting in Florida remains well short of the required signatures, but organizers insist they’re making enough progress to capture the required minimum. Florida Education Champions, the campaign pushing an amendment of Florida’s Constitution to […]

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 […]