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African sportsbetting market being hurt by coronavirus shutdown

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The coronavirus pandemic that has led to the widespread shuttering of land-based gambling operations in Asia, Europe and North America is now reportedly ravaging across Africa and caused the continent’s sportsbetting sector to go into serious decline. According to a Thursday report from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ivan Kalanzi serves as a brand ...

Sportsbetting legalization takes a step forward in Maryland

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Both houses of the Maryland General Assembly reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that would allow local voters to decide via a November referendum whether the state should legalize sportsbetting. According to a Wednesday report from The Baltimore Sun newspaper, the measure seeks voter consent to award an unspecified number of successful candidate operators with ...

California sportsbetting legalization campaign gaining momentum

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In California and the campaign to legalize land-based sportsbetting by means of a November referendum has so far reportedly managed to garner the support of over 600,000 residents. According to a Monday report from the news domain at LegalSportsReport.com, the effort is seeking permission to place a question on the upcoming election ballot that ...

Betfred founder buys sizable stake in rival sportsbetting firm William Hill

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The billionaire founder of giant British bookmaker Betfred, Fred Done, has reportedly spent an undisclosed amount in order to purchase slightly over 3% of the shares in London-listed rival William Hill. According to a Monday report from the Racing Post newspaper, the 77-year-old’s acquisition of some 874,189,537 shares means that he now holds a ...

Virginia lawmakers pass casino and sportsbetting legalization measures

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In Virginia and the long-running campaign to get casinos legalized reportedly took a massive step forward on Sunday after state legislators passed a measure that could see gambling-friendly venues authorized for five disparate cities. According to a Sunday report from local television broadcaster WSET-TV, the Virginia House of Delegates passed the casino proposal yesterday ...

FanDuel Group inks MotorCity Casino Hotel sportsbetting alliance

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In Michigan, prominent daily fantasy sports and sportsbook operator FanDuel Group has reportedly inked an agreement that is to see it supply Detroit’s MotorCity Casino Hotel with an on-site retail sports betting service. According to a Thursday report from LegalSportsReport.com, the deal could result in the downtown casino launching a FanDuel-branded sportsbook before the ...

Connecticut tribes at odds with Governor over future sportsbetting landscape

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The two casino-operating tribes in Connecticut are reportedly at odds with the eastern state’s Governor, Ned Lamont (pictured), over just who should get to operate any future sportsbetting services. According to a Tuesday report from The Connecticut Mirror newspaper, the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation are already responsible for Connecticut’s giant Mohegan ...

Montana planning to launch sportsbetting from early next month

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The Montana Lottery Commission has reportedly announced that it intends to launch kiosk-based sportsbetting from early next month so as to subsequently allow punters to place wagers on a wide range of events including the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. According to reports from SBC Americas and Legal Sports Report, Montana became the American ...

Sportsbetting legislation clears initial hurdle in Washington

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Legislators in the Washington House of Representatives reportedly approved a proposal last week that could see the western state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting via its collection of some 29 tribal casinos. According to a Monday report from local television broadcaster KOMO-TV, House Bill 2638 was passed by an 83-to-14 vote on Thursday ...

Georgia legislator floats online sportsbetting legalization measure

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In the southern American state of Georgia and legislation has reportedly been introduced that could see the jurisdiction become the latest to legalize online and mobile sportsbetting for the benefit of local educational programs. According to a Thursday report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, the measure from Georgia State Senator Burt Jones (pictured) asks ...

Colorado casinos keen on launching retail and mobile sportsbetting

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In the western American state of Colorado and seven casinos have reportedly applied for master licenses that will give them the ability to operate land-based, online and mobile sportsbooks. According to a Saturday report from The Denver Post newspaper, voters in ‘The Centennial State’ approved legislation in November that is due to see statewide ...

PointsBet USA agrees NBA sportsbetting partnership

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Australian online bookmaker, PointsBet Holdings Proprietary Limited, has announced that its PointsBet USA subsidiary has signed a deal to serve as the official sportsbetting operator for the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Melbourne-headquartered firm used an official Wednesday press release to detail that the multi-year agreement is its first with a professional American sports ...

New Jersey on track to becoming America’s top sportsbetting market

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The online and retail sportsbetting market of New Jersey could reportedly be well on its way to regularly becoming the nation’s most lucrative after posting a 285% increase year-on-year in January combined handle to well over $50 million. According to a Thursday report from the online gambling news domain at PlayNJ.com, the record figure ...

Washington Redskins lobbying for Maryland sportsbetting legalization

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The Washington Redskins franchise of the National Football League (NFL) is reportedly hoping to tempt legislators in either Maryland or Virginia into legalizing sportsbetting as part of an arrangement for a new stadium. According to a Sunday report from The Washington Post newspaper, the side has played its home games at the 82,000-seat FedExField ...

Amelco UK Limited inks AGC tribal sportsbetting partnership

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British sportsbetting software and trading services firm Amelco UK Limited has reportedly signed an agreement that is to see it provide Atlantis Gaming Corporation (AGC) with a fully-serviced sportsbook that could subsequently be utilized by up to 450 tribal casinos. According to a report from SBC Americas, the London-headquartered innovator revealed that the deal ...

Intralot SA inks American sportsbetting alliance with Sportradar AG

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Prominent gaming and lottery solutions innovator, Intralot SA, has announced the signing of a deal that is to see its American subsidiary utilize the services of sports data intelligence specialist, Sportradar AG. The Athens-listed firm used an official Monday press release to detail that the agreement will involve its Intralot Incorporated subordinate receiving all ...

Sportsbetting legalization takes a step forward in Kentucky

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A committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives reportedly passed proposed legislation yesterday that could soon see the southern state become the latest to legalize sportsbetting, fantasy sports contests and online poker. According to a Wednesday report from The Courier-Journal newspaper, the unanimous approval of House Bill 137 by the nine-member House Licensing, Occupations ...

Indiana sportsbetting market experiences December delight

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Online and land-based sportsbooks in Indiana reportedly had a very successful December after posting a 29% increase month-on-month in aggregated adjusted gross gaming revenues to $12 million and contributing some $1.1 million in state taxes. According to a Friday report from PlayIndiana.com citing official information from the Indiana Gaming Commission, sportsbooks in ‘The Hoosier ...

Nigeria grants online sportsbetting license to 1xBet.com

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Online sportsbook operator Beaufortbet Nigeria Limited has reportedly announced that its domain at 1xBet.com has received a license that will allow it to offer its services to punters in Nigeria until the end of 2024. According to a Thursday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the five-year license was granted by the African nation’s National Lottery Regulatory ...

DraftKings Incorporated brings online and mobile sportsbetting to New Hampshire

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American online sports wagering innovator DraftKings Incorporated has closed out the year by announcing that adult sportsbetting aficionados in New Hampshire are now able to utilize its services to enjoy a wide range of betting entertainment. The Boston-headquartered firm used an official press release to detail that it has gone live in ‘The Granite ...

Michigan legalizes online casino and sportsbetting

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In Michigan and Governor Gretchen Whitmer has reportedly given iGaming afficionados the perfect Christmas gift by putting her signature to a wide-ranging piece of legislation that has seen the Midwestern state legalize sportsbetting and online casino gambling. According to a December 20 story from the Associated Press news service published by the Detroit Free Press ...

Australian online sportsbetting firm criticized over self-exclusion flaws

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In Australia and the operator behind the PlayUp online sportsbetting brand has reportedly come under fire after it emerged that the firm may have allowed self-excluded players to continue placing wagers. According to a Friday report from The Guardian newspaper, PlayUp Interactive Proprietary Limited is licensed by regulators in the Northern Territory and was ...