The Betting USA Brief recaps the week that was in the worlds of gambling and sports betting. The Betting USA Brief is a one-stop-shop for US gambling information, from headline news and stories that may have fallen through the cracks to upcoming hearings, revenue reports, and gaming conferences.
This week marked the month when exactly one year ago the US Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. To mark the occasion, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new code to govern advertising and marketing in the legal US sports betting industry.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has signed HB 1015 into law to make Indiana the tenth state in the nation with legal sports betting.
In a dramatic statement by the two entertainment giants Fox Sports and The Stars Group (TSG), it was announced they have joined forces to launch a new sports betting service in the United States. This makes Fox Sports the first large media company to place its brand on a sports betting platform.
The Texas House of Representatives has voted to move a bill forward to the Senate that will define Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) as a game of skill and thereby making it a legal pastime.
After weighing two sports betting bills that landed on his desk last week, Montana governor Steve Bullock has given the green light to H 725. This makes Montana the ninth in the US overall to legalize and regulate sports betting and the first this year.
Louisiana Seeks “Level Playing Field” with Mississippi Sports Betting; Senate Approves Bill Louisiana is on track to allow legal sports betting after the Senate voted 24 – 15 to send a bill to the ballot in October. The Tuesday vote approved SB 153 which aims to create a level playing field with neighboring Mississippi’s sports…
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has released sports betting handle and revenue data for the second time since sports betting was legalized in June. With June being a partial month for sports betting, today’s release from the NJDGE represents the first figures for an entire month of wagering.
West Virginia appears to be next in line to commence sports betting. The WV Lottery Commission has issued the first operator’s licenses to Hollywood Casino and FanDuel, the latter of which having an agreement with the Greenbrier casino to provide it with sports betting services.
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced this morning that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to assume management of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Farmington, PA from Eldorado Resorts Inc.
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