It appears Massachusetts sports betting efforts are only mostly dead in 2020. That new categorization comes after an unlikely coalition of local professional sports teams, the PGA Tour, and gambling operators sent a letter to Massachusetts lawmakers making a case for legal sports betting in the Bay State.
On Monday, FanDuel Group announced plans to make “a multi-million-dollar” investment into Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. In a press release, FanDuel Group said its plans include revitalizing the track, introducing new horse racing events, constructing a retail sportsbook at the track, and rebranding the venue as FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing.
After a truncated application period, Virginia received 25 applications for sports betting licenses. The state’s regulators will now have some exceedingly difficult decisions to make, as, by law, they can hand out up to 12 online sports betting licenses.
Massachusetts is a strong candidate to legalize retail and online sports betting. There’s still a chance that a joint committee dealing with the topic could act this year or possibly early in the legislative 2021 session. And Massachusetts has plenty of reasons to legalize sports betting.
The New Jersey legislature has recently advanced three pieces of legislation that would significantly expand residents’ online betting options. Governor Phil Murphy has already signed one into law, while the others are in various stages of the legislative process. NJ Allows Residents to Bet on Horse Races from Out of State On November 6th, Governor…
Sports betting is closer to becoming a reality in the Bayou State. As Betting USA reported yesterday, 55 out of 64 Louisiana parishes – including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette – voted Yes to the sports betting ballot measure on Election Day.
The 2020 Presidential Election is a nail-biter, but gaming measures from casinos to sports betting were on the ballot and breezed to victory across the country.
For decades, the NCAA and the four major US professional sports leagues fought tooth and nail to maintain the status quo when it came to US sports betting. The main argument employed was the expansion of sports betting in the US would harm sports integrity.
The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) will have a new president and a new focus in the not too distant future. Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard, the incoming President of NCLGS, “is leading an effort to expand the national organization’s reputation as the primary source of best practices in gaming law and…
There is cautious optimism that online sports betting in New York will get the go-ahead by the end of the year. That might require a compromise, but even if New York is limited to single skin online sportsbooks, the New York market is full of potential.
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