BettingUSA Brief: Mobile Sports Betting Launch In Indiana; Poker Cheating Scandal

The BettingUSA 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.

Topics in this week’s the BettingUSA Brief include:

  • The launch of mobile sports betting in Indiana;
  • Our exclusive interview with Betgenius VP of US Business Development Andrew Patterson;
  • A guest column by Corridor Consulting’s John Pappas on Illinois sports betting getting a second chance;
  • Industry giants Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group announce merger plans to create an online gambling behemoth;
  • And much more.

This Week’s Headlines at BettingUSA


DraftKings and BetRivers are Live in Indiana

As anticipated, two Indiana sports betting apps launched on Thursday, BetRivers, and DraftKings.

As Betting USA has detailed, Indiana is a strong gambling market that should pull in a lot of sports bettors from surrounding states.

Make sure you bookmark IndianaBetting.com for all the latest gambling happenings in the Hoosier State.

Is the US Ready for Sophisticated Sports Betting Products?

Betgenius certainly thinks so. In an exclusive interview with Betting USA, Betgenius VP of US Business Development Andrew Patterson discussed the company’s plans to bring their request-a-bet product, BetBuilder, to the US market.

Patterson also talked about the products’ success in other markets, and how people are selling the US bettor’s sports betting IQ short.

You can read the full interview here.

Illinois’s Second Chance to Get Sports Betting Right

In a guest column, longtime industry consultant John Pappas makes a strong case for Illinois to tweak its recently passed sports betting law., stating:

“It is vital that Illinois launch a sports betting system built for long-term success that will be a bellwether for the Midwest.”

You can find the full column here.

Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group Announce Plan to Combine Forces

Two industry giants announced merger plans this week to create the Combined Group. Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group will bring PokerStars, FanDuel, Betfair, FOX Bet, TVG and more brands under one umbrella to form the world’s biggest online gambling company.

You can read more about the merger here.

Newsbytes from Around the Gambling Industry


  • Michigan sports betting could be up and running by the Super Bowl. In an exclusive interview with Betting USA, Brandt Iden said his goal is to get a sports betting bill passed by the end of the year, which would allow the state’s sports betting operators to launch by the Super Bowl or the NCAA Tournament.
  • Will Pennsylvania and Indiana rekindle Ohio sports betting efforts? With mobile sports betting available in Pennsylvania and Indiana, Ohio lawmakers are ready to make another push to legalize sports betting when they return from summer recess.
  • Alleged cheating on Stones Gambling Hall popular poker live stream rocks the poker world. The poker community is in full-blown investigation mode to determine if a regular player in the Stones Live Poker game has hacked into the live stream’s RFID technology. Scott Van Pelt covered the story in a SportsCenter segment this week and provides a nice summary of events here.
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