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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 […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Granted Illinois Sportsbook Operating Permits

July 20, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Two of the biggest names in online sports betting received temporary operating permits from the Illinois Gaming Board on Friday, July 17. DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook are both listed as recent licensees on the board’s website. Last month, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order suspending the requirement that sports bettors in the […]

These Are The Major Casino Projects That Were Halted Because Of COVID-19

July 17, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The COVID-19 crisis compelled several casino-related projects across the U.S. to halt construction. Some of these projects are back on track for now, while others still sit dormant as the pandemic enters its fifth month. The following list looks at a few big-money casino ventures forced to put construction on pause due to the COVID-19 […]