The US horse racing industry is nothing if not resilient. The pandemic may have ravaged the economies of racing and breeding in 2020, but on many fronts, the results have defied expectations.
Churchill Downs Inc announced this morning the rebranding and integration of BetAmerica customers to its existing flagship racebook, Twinspires. This story is developing. We will update as we learn more. Churchill Downs acquired BetAmerica.com in 2017 after the racebook lost the ability to take customers from California. After the fall of PASPA a year later,…
Every year, between 1200 -1500 licensed jockeys race at tracks across the United States. This is a tough and unforgiving career – at the bottom rung, you may earn less than $20,000 a year, if you race regularly. Jockeys who don’t get to ride winnings horses only take home the riding fees, which can be…
Online gambling operators and multi-state lotteries scored an important court victory today after a federal judge ruled against the Department of Justice over its controversial 2018 decision to reinterpret the scope of the Federal Wire Act.
Illinois is just a governor’s signature away from having legal in-person and online sports betting. Lawmakers put in long hours over the weekend with the House approving a sports betting bill on Saturday and Senate lending its approval on Sunday.
Voters will have the opportunity to decide on the future of sports betting in Colorado this November. Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1327 into law on Wednesday to give the bill its final stamp of approval.
Live sports feeds have come to SugarHouse Online Sportsbook. SugarHouse parent company Rush Street Interactive has become the first US-licensed sports betting operator to launch live sports streams, beginning with real-time video from this year’s French Open in Paris.
Mobile sports betting is officially live in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved SugarHouse PA for three days of testing during which the mobile app and website will be open to the public with limited hours of operation.
Governor Bill Lee has allowed HB 0001 to become law without his signature to officially legalize sports betting in Tennessee. This makes Tennessee the first state in the Union to pass an online-only sports betting bill.
West Virginia is close to getting back into the mobile sports betting game. WV Lottery John Myers confirmed this week that the DraftKings Sportsbook WV app managed by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town has passed all pre-launch tests and should be going live shortly.
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