NY Regulated Mobile Sports Betting Market Live On Saturday

New York Online Sportsbook

The regulated NY mobile sports betting market will launch on Saturday. Only four of the nine mobile sportsbooks will go live at first. Better Collective has signed partnership deals with three sportsbooks. ALBANY, N.Y. – In an unexpected turn of events, New York is launching a regulated mobile sports market far earlier than expected. New…

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Michigan To Allow Tax Write-Offs For Gambling Losses

Motor City Casino

Gamblers in Michigan can write off gambling losses on their state taxes now. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill allowing this for the 2021 tax year. The bill is estimated to cost the state around $12 to $17 million per year. LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a bill that would…

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How The US Sports Betting Industry Expanded In 2021

Sports Betting Revenues

Rhode Island sportsbooks took in over $12 million in revenue from July to October. Tennessee residents wagered over $375.3 million on sports in October. Illinois sportsbooks handled over $840.4 million in October, a 32.6% increase from the previous highest handle. LAS VEGAS – With so much happening in over the last year, it’s easy to…

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Florida Pari-Mutuels Drop Lawsuit Appeal Against Seminoles

Florida Gambling Lawsuit

The Magic City Casino and Bonita Springs Poker Room lawsuit appeal has been dropped by the plaintiffs. The initial lawsuit challenging the Seminole Tribes sports betting compact was struck down by U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One Florida lawsuit appeal that challenged an earlier ruling against pari-mutuels aiming to stop Florida sports…

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Gov. Pritzker Signs HB 3136, Changes Illinois Sportsbook Laws

Gov. JB Pritzker

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed HB 3136, a bill that creates significant changes to Illinois’ sports betting industry, into law on Friday. The signing will result in notable changes including allowing remote sportsbook account registration and the lifting of the ban on wagers on in-state college teams, among others. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Governor J.B.…

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Two More Sportsbooks Launch In Maryland Casinos This Month

Maryland Sports Betting

Hollywood Casino Perryville is launching sports betting with Barstool Sportsbook. Twin Spires has started taking bets at Ocean Downs Casino. Virginia is getting another online sportsbook via PointsBet. ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland’s sports betting offering is about to expand, as two more casinos gear up for a sportsbook launch. Hollywood Casino Perryville + Ocean Downs…

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Maryland To Launch Sports Betting On Thursday

Maryland Sportsbook

Some Maryland casinos will be able to offer sports betting by Thursday. Others will go live on Friday, in what is being described as a “soft launch”. Maryland’s process for sports betting regulation has been delayed more than a year. BALTIMORE – Maryland is set to launch sports betting after significant delays caused them to…

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IGT Sports Betting Operation Goes Independent, May Go Public

IGT Casino - Sportsbook

International Gaming Technology PLC (IGT) recently announced plans to separate its sports betting business as a standalone operation. The Digital & Betting business entity will be available independent from IGT and could potentially go public after a year of operation. LONDON – During an investor day event, International Gaming Technology PLC (IGT) announced plans to…

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Washington Tribal Sportsbooks On Pace To Be A $100m Industry

Washington Sportsbook

Washington’s tribal sportsbooks are on pace to become a near-$100 million industry, according to a new study by Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management. The study also indicated that an impressive 14% of the population is expected to participate in the budding sports betting industry, a very good sign for future revenue figures.…

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Florida Sports Betting Compact Jeopardized, Judge Takes Case

Florida Sports Betting Lawsuit

Judge Dabney Friedrich chastises the US Department of Justice for not being prepared to answer questions about the legality of the Florida sports betting compact. Lawmakers attempted to have the case dismissed and did not present a valid argument. Judge Friedrich has given the Department of Justice until Tuesday to present a valid argument. TALLAHASSEE,…

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