Sports betting

2nd October 2019

Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment agree mega-merger

Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of Paddy Power Betfair, has agreed a deal to acquire all of the shares in The Stars Group (TSG) and…

2nd October 2019

Chicago sports teams call for greater sports betting exclusivity

Chicago’s five teams in the “Big Four” North American professional sports leagues called for greater enforcement of a proposed five-block exclusivity zone around stadia where…

1st October 2019

Rhode Island sports betting revenue recovers in August

The Rhode Island Lottery has reported a month-on-month increase in sports betting revenue in August after punters spent over $10m (£8.1m/€9.2m) on legal wagering during…

30th September 2019

Oregon Lottery sets provisional sportsbook launch date

Mobile sports betting could be coming to Oregon next week, with the state lottery aiming to launch its Scoreboard-branded app the week commencing 7 October.…

27th September 2019

August Nevada sportsbook handle remains behind NJ

Nevada’s sportsbook handle for the month of August remained behind New Jersey for August, despite a 22.1% increase to $287.8m, while overall casino revenue slipped…

27th September 2019

D.C. court temporarily suspends Intralot contract

A Washington D.C. court has temporarily suspended Greek lottery operator Intralot’s contract to operate lottery services and sports betting in the district, indicating that there…

27th September 2019

Kindred launches Unibet sportsbook in Pennsylvania

Kindred Group-owned Unibet has rolled out its second sportsbook in the US, launching its brand in Pennsylvania. Unibet went live in the state through a…

26th September 2019

DraftKings becomes NFL’s first daily fantasy sports partner

DraftKings will become the first daily fantasy sports (DFS) partner of the National Football League (NFL). Under the deal, DraftKings will have access to NFL…

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26th September 2019

Rush Street to launch first Indiana mobile sportsbook

Rush Street Interactive is set to launch the first mobile sports betting app in Indiana after being granted authorization from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Rush…

25th September 2019

New Jersey horse racing group claims victory in betting legal case

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) has claimed victory in a long-running legal dispute with the leading US professional sports leagues over sports betting. The decision…

24th September 2019

New Hampshire Lottery to consider 13 sports betting proposals

The New Hampshire Lottery has received 13 proposals from potential vendors and retailers interested in offering sports betting in the US state. The Lottery issued…

23rd September 2019

NCRG launches Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has launched the Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering, which will issue grants to researchers studying the…

20th September 2019

Hard Rock to launch Iowa sportsbook with GiG

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has agreed to extend its partnership with Hard Rock International and support the casino operator with the launch of its new…

20th September 2019

NASCAR launches in-race betting at Las Vegas playoff race

The National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) launched in-race betting Sunday, at the first race of the NASCAR Cup playoffs in Las Vegas. Bets…

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