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Trump Campaign Struggling to Gain Ground in 2020 US Presidential Race

August 6, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

President Trump’s failure to land any of his numerous attacks on Joe Biden has stabilized the former vice president’s lead in the US Presidential Election Odds Tracker. Biden reached a 60 percent probability on the Tracker on July 16 and has not dipped below the threshold since that date. Biden currently holds a 24-point […]

US’ Online Sportsbook Revenue Reports for June Contain Mostly Good News

August 5, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Most major domestic sports leagues remained shut down throughout June, but legal online sportsbooks in the US still found a way to thrive. Driven by sports like table tennis, international soccer, and golf, many states with legal online sports betting realized month-over-month revenue gains. New Jersey’s online sportsbooks took in more than $12.7 million in […]

US Presidential Election Odds News Monthly Recap: July 2020

August 3, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With just three months to go until election day, the race is heating up, and so is the wagering: As of Aug. 1, more than $72 million has been wagered on the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election. All in all, July looked much like June did for President Donald Trump. His numbers have […]

US Online Casino and Poker States Report Mixed Revenue Numbers for June

July 30, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

Legal online casino platforms saw continued traction from US players in June. New Jersey monthly revenue nearly matched the record-setting numbers reported from the Garden State in May, as the state’s retail casinos stayed closed for the entire month. Online casino platforms in Pennsylvania and Delaware continued to enjoy success as well, even with land-based […]

PGA Tour Inks Sports Betting Partnership With DraftKings

July 30, 2020 | By: Carl Carchia

Golf’s unique nature allowed it to resume months before other professional sports.  Now, the PGA Tour is catching up with the rest of the field by striking an exclusive sports betting partnership with DraftKings Inc. The deal is an extension of the current multi-year content and marketing relationship, and designates DraftKings Inc. as the “official […]

Trump’s Reelection Bid is Down, but Not Out

July 29, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With just 97 days to go until the 2020 US Presidential Election, former Vice President Joe Biden has settled into a comfortable lead, according to the Election Odds Tracker. As of this writing, Biden leads President Donald Trump by just under 25% as the favorite to win the election. The last week has seen […]

From Rush Street to Wall Street: Online Gaming Giant Going Public

July 28, 2020 | By: Carl Carchia

The sports betting industry continues to grab Wall Street’s attention. Rush Street Interactive LP announced on Monday it’s going public via a merger with dMy Technology Group, Inc., a move that will value the new company at about $1.8 billion. Both companies’ boards have approved the transaction and it is expected to close later this […]

Massachusetts Moves Forward With Sports Betting Built Into Economic Development Legislation

July 27, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Massachusetts is expected to move forward with sports betting legalization. The state’s House of Representatives aims to expedite sports betting legislation in Massachusetts by including it in bill H.4854, an economic development package.  The $372 million bill would fund a number of assistance programs in Massachusetts, including job training and child care services alongside grants […]

DraftKings Deal Helps Along Expansion of Casino Queen in Illinois

July 27, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

A new partnership will help one Illinois casino expand its reach. On July 23, Casino Queen announced the company will rebrand as part of a deal with DraftKings. In many ways, the deal mirrors one signed earlier this year between Penn National and Barstool Sports, with one key exception. Officials from both Casino Queen and […]

DraftKings Pre-Launch Offer Gives New Illinois Sports Bettors $100 Free Bet

July 24, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

DraftKings has yet to officially launch in Illinois, but the sportsbook provider is looking ahead to that inevitable day with a pre-launch sign-up bonus: awarding early bird registrations with a $100 free bet, no deposit required. All new accounts registered by new Illinois sports betting users will be eligible for the $100 free bet, which […]