As SARS-Cov-2 wreaks havoc on our nation’s health and economy, horse racing is the only mainstream sport in the US still operational to any real degree. Most tracks are closed, but a few remain operational and more are now beginning to talk reopening plans.
More than two dozen horse racing trainers, veterinarians and others were indicted on Monday for their roles in a scheme that federal investigators describe as a “systematic and covert administration of illegal performance-enhancing drugs (“PEDs”) to racehorses competing across the United States and abroad.”
Update: Sports betting has officially begun in Illinois. Rivers Casino in Des Plaines accepted the state’s first-ever legal sports wager at noon. Illinois sports betting has set a tentative launch date: Monday, March 9th. BetRivers Sportsbook at Rivers Casino Des Plaines announced on Friday that it plans to launch at noon on Monday, pending final …
PointsBet Sportsbook is coming to Indiana. On Wednesday, the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) gave PointsBet Indiana the go-ahead to commence statewide mobile betting. Starting March 5th, Hoosiers can visit the PointsBet website to sign up for an account, download the official mobile app and bet on sports.
The ongoing rollout of sports betting and online gambling legislation across the country is already resulting in some eyebrow-raising revenue figures from some states. Despite increased access to legal gambling options and a strengthening domestic market, Americans still have access to illegal offshore gambling options that lack financial and responsibility safeguards.