California

California Sports Betting a No Go in 2020

June 25th 2020

There were serious efforts to get sports betting legalized and regulated at the state level in California. There were originally two pieces of legislation introduced that would make sports betting legal. Each had its own cause and stipulations. Advisers to Governor Gavin Newsom worked with the two sides to try and reach a compromise. Senator Bill Dodd indicated that there ...

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Vegas Makes Offer to NBA to Finish Season

May 04th 2020

The NBA season was roaring along when the corona-virus outbreak caused it to come to screeching halt. The season only had about 1/6 of the regular season left to play when this occurred. Las Vegas has been equally shut down by the pandemic. The city is a ghost town and city officials are desperate to get things going again. One ...

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Tennessee Sports Betting Update

April 30th 2020

Sports betting has been legalized in the state of Tennessee. Now, its only a question of getting sportsbooks in the door to offer their services. The state has made it harder on sportsbooks than other sates have. They have included rules for sportsbooks which include: Sportsbooks must hold 10% for at least one year. This means that bettors winning are ...

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William Hill Sportsbook Partners with CBS

February 11th 2020

The large networks and sports entertainment entities are each looking to team with sports betting companies already in the industry. Its an obvious move that benefits both sides. Recently, we have seen sports bar restaurant chains, sports leagues and even individual team owners partner with sportsbooks to offer betting in their establishments. The latest agreement between two such entities is ...

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Public Betting Action NFL Wildcard Playoffs

December 30th 2019

The first round of the NFL playoffs are set. The sportsbooks have been abuzz all day with people getting the early jump on this weekend's NFL action. The Bills take their vaunted defense to Houston to do battle with the slipping Texans. Can Houston get it together and keep their wagons from getting circled? The Ryan Tannehill led Tennessee Titans ...

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Indiana Sees $34 Million in Bets First Month

October 15th 2019

The state of Indiana was open for business (as far as sports betting is concerned) all last month and the numbers are in. The state's sportsbooks booked $34.5 million in sports bets which showed a profit of $8.5 million. Of that $8.5 million about $813,000 was given to the state. Not surprisingly, a majority of that 35 million was bet ...

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Giants Largest Underdog in Team History

October 09th 2019

The New York Giants are 16.5 point underdogs tomorrow night when they travel to Massachusetts to take on the New England Patriots. This point spread marks the largest in team history when they were underdogs. This lines is also the largest spread for an NFL Thursday Night football game ever. Some may recall Super Bowl XLII when the Giants were ...

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Bet365 Latest Sportsbook to Launch in New Jersey

August 27th 2019

The New Jersey sportsbook scene just got more crowded. Bet365, a 20 year old betting company out of the UK, has just been approved to operate in the "garden state". The sportsbook is currently in "live-testing" mode where it is limiting the amount of time it is active. This is done to test certain aspects of the website and app. ...

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Tennessee Sports Betting Delayed

August 14th 2019

Tennessee is the only state that has passed sports betting via online only. The state has always been very conservative when it comes to gambling in general so the fact that any sports betting legislation was passed at all was seen as a coup for sports bettors. Initially, the hope was to have an online platform up and running by ...

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Sports Betting Legalized in North Carolina

July 29th 2019

The Governor of North Carolina signed into law Bill 154, which allows Indian Tribes to offer sports and horse wagering. There are currently only two locations that qualify for this activity, Harrah’s Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River. The legalization of sports betting is limited to these physical locations for the time being but may develop into some sort of ...

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