Global event cancelations due to the coronavirus outbreak have eliminated nearly every betting option for sportsbooks. In states with in-person registration requirements, those restrictions mean new bettors have virtually no options for legal betting.
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.
Nevada’s revenue report had extra significance in January. For the first time, the Nevada Gaming Control Board provided a breakdown of land-based and online sports betting in the state. The result was about a 50-50 split between the two betting channels. That lines up with what analysts have heard through backchannel chatter for several years.