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How Illegal Gambling Can Become Legal By Exploiting State Loopholes

December 30, 2020 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Although sports betting is flourishing across the United States, other forms of gambling are still frowned upon. This is particularly true for online casinos, which are only available legally in a handful of states. Despite this, some forms of illegal gambling have become legal through a variety of loopholes. Video gaming terminals (VGTs) have a […]

Mobile Wagering Dominates In Top US Sports Betting States

December 30, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The legal sports betting boom in the US continued in October. Overall betting handle in the US topped the $3 billion mark for the first time, as domestic sportsbooks took more than $3.2 billion in wagers. Each of the top six sports betting states generated more than $200 million in overall betting handle for October. […]

US Mobile Sports Betting Show Strong November Results

December 23, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

With football taking center stage in the US, online sports betting continued to hold strong in November. New Jersey broke its own record for monthly betting handle for any US state, with 94% of bets coming from online sportsbooks. Pennsylvania set a new high for monthly mobile sports betting revenue, as the Keystone State’s online […]

US Online Casinos Showed No Signs Of Slowing Down In November

December 22, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The upward growth trend for online casino revenue slowed down in New Jersey and Pennsylvania this month, but iGaming is still booming in the two biggest US markets for mobile gambling. New Jersey’s online casinos posted the second-best month in the history of the state’s industry, while Pennsylvania extended its streak of record-breaking revenues for […]

What Sets Mobile Sports Betting Apart From Convenience Gambling

December 22, 2020 | By: Chris Gerlacher

One of the biggest lessons states with legalized sports betting have learned is how critical online sports betting is. Many states see the vast majority of their total betting handle wagered online. Well over 95% of sports bets can come from phones, tablets, and computers. That’s a boon for states looking for increased tax revenue […]

Penn National Inc. and Barstool Sportsbook Prepare For A Huge 2021

December 15, 2020 | By: Erich Richter

Penn National Inc. agreed to acquire Hollywood Casino in Perryville, Maryland on Tuesday. The $31.1 million deal will allow Penn National to launch its Barstool Sportsbook in another state in 2021. This a crucial purchase for PENN as the company prepares for legalized sports betting in Maryland. On November’s election day, Maryland voters overwhelmingly approved […]

Hard Rock Partners With PokerStars Execs; Preparing For Online Sports Betting

Hard Rock International has put their chips forward, going all-in on the sports betting and digital gaming market. A joint venture with Seminole Gaming will help launch Hard Rock Digital in 2021. Hard Rock Digital intends to join online betting markets and bring innovative technology to the industry. Seminole Gaming owns six luxury casinos within […]

Texas Gambling Update: Sheldon Adelson Lobbying For New Texas Casinos

December 10, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

GOP megadonor and CEO/Chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson has his eyes on a potentially massive casino market: Texas.  According to the Texas Tribune, Adelson is gearing up for a lobbying blitz to bring casino gambling to the Lone Star State. Las Vegas Sands lobbyist Andy Abboud confirmed that the company is […]

Why Isn’t The NFL Canceling Games Due To COVID-19?

December 2, 2020 | By: Erich Richter

Are you ready for Wednesday matinee football? Ready or not, for the first time, Wednesday will feature a game as 2020 continues to get wackier. Twenty Ravens players are on the COVID-19 list and the reigning NFL MVP himself, Lamar Jackson, has tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL canceling games seems to be out of […]

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