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3rd September 2019

DC sports betting licensing process to begin “within weeks”

Washington DC’s sports betting licence application process is to begin within weeks after formal rules were approved by the District of Columbia regulator. The Office…

3rd September 2019

theScore secures $40m to fund sports betting expansion plans

Digital media giant theScore has secured a CAD$40m ($48.2m) cash injection from Fengate Asset Management, to be used to fund future expansion plans for its media…

3rd September 2019

Scarcity of large jackpots drives Loto-Québec revenue decline

Loto-Québec has reported a 4.4% decline in revenue for the first quarter of its 2019-20 fiscal year, with a low number of large jackpots leading…

3rd September 2019

NC legislators pass sports betting expansion study bill

North Carolina’s legislature has passed a bill to conduct a study into the expansion of sports betting and the establishment of a new regulatory body…

2nd September 2019

Fox Bet debuts in New Jersey

Fox Bet, the online sportsbook brand launched through the national media and sports wagering partnership between Fox Sports and The Stars Group, has launched in…

30th August 2019

Two more sportsbooks go live in Iowa

Two more casinos in Iowa — Grand Falls Casino just outside Larchwood and Diamond Jo casino in Northwood — have launched sportsbooks this week. Grand…

30th August 2019

Kentucky senator files sports betting legislation

Kentucky State Senator Julian Carroll has prefiled legislation that would allow sports wagering in the state. The legislation, Bill Request 236, would amend the state’s…

29th August 2019

Rhode Island wagering revenue slumps in July

Rhode Island’s regulated sports betting market has reported a 61.5% month-on-month decline in revenue for July. However, mobile betting may soon launch in the state,…

29th August 2019

DraftKings launches mobile app in West Virginia

DraftKings has launched its mobile sportsbook in the West Virginia market, while the operator has also added NetEnt content to its igaming offering in New…

29th August 2019

US expansion costs see full-year losses widen for PointsBet

US expansion costs have led to a significant increase in PointsBet’s net loss for its financial year ended 30 June, though the Australian online sports…

29th August 2019

Indiana sports betting launch confirmed for 1 September

Sports betting will go live in Indiana on 1 September after the state Gaming Commission approved regulations for the vertical, with five casinos also authorized…

28th August 2019

Nevada sportsbook handle falls behind NJ in July

Nevada has once again seen its sportsbook handle fall below that of New Jersey, with customers in the state wagering a total of $235.7m in…

28th August 2019

BCLC CEO Lightbody steps down after cancer diagnosis

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) president and chief executive Jim Lightbody has  temporarily stepped down from his role after being diagnosed with cancer. While…

28th August 2019

Illinois Gaming Board launches sports betting consultation

The Illinois Gaming Board has launched a public consultation to gain input from the public, the gambling industry and other stakeholders about proposed sports wagering…

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