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Fanatics Follows Through on Expected PointsBet Acquisition

May 16, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Sports apparel company Fanatics has agreed to purchase the US assets of Australian gaming operator PointsBet. The deal is worth $150 million in cash, pending investor and regulatory approval. Currently, Fanatics is beta-testing an online sportsbook in Ohio and Tennessee. Additionally, it operates a retail sportsbook in Maryland and has a license in Massachusetts, where […]

‘This is a Red State’ – Blind Partisanship Extinguishes Hopes for Texas Sports Betting

May 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Texas sports betting legislation that passed in the House of Representatives last week won’t get heard in the Senate, says Lieutenant-Governor Dan Patrick. It’s the latest gambling expansion effort to fall victim to partisan politics. Patrick said the two-part legislative package – consisting of a bill and a joint resolution for a constitutional amendment – won’t […]

Texas Sports Betting Heads to Senate, Then Perhaps to Voters

May 12, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A Texas sports betting bill that calls for a Nov. 7 ballot measure to amend the Texas Constitution received House approval on May 11. HJR102 moves to the Senate next. However, if that chamber also approves the bill, it bypasses the governor due to the need for a vote in the state with 31 million residents. […]

US Online Casinos Have Taken Over $400 Billion in Wagers, Double the Handle of Sportsbooks

May 11, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which had made sports betting illegal in all states but Nevada. Since then, legal sports betting has swept the nation, accompanied by a seemingly smaller boom for online casinos. In celebrating the end of PASPA, the American Gaming Association (AGA)points out that legal sportsbooks […]

Illinois Sports Betting Suppliers Seek $10 Million Fee Reduction

April 19, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

If state lawmakers approve SB323 amending the Sports Wagering Act, Illinois sports betting suppliers may pay $10 million less in renewal fees during the next eight years, according to the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB). However, that’s money the state needs and that suppliers agreed to pay, said state representatives during an April 19 Illinois House […]

North Carolina Esports Under Consideration With Online Sports Betting

April 10, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Senators may soon consider North Carolina esports legalization along with an online sports betting bill, HB347. The bill that passed the House received its first reading in the Senate on March 30. That means there’s plenty of time for that chamber of the North Carolina General Assembly to vote on the bill before lawmakers adjourn […]

Pennsylvania Esports Bill Would Complete the Online Gambling Marketplace

April 3, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A Pennsylvania esports bill began working its way through the House on March 28. Legalizing esports through HB733 would likely complete the commonwealth’s already robust online gambling marketplace. Today, state Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Philadelphia, talked to Bonus about his esports bill. He said: We’ve gotta get on this wagon before we miss the ship. As it […]

Oscars Betting Odds & How To Bet on the Oscars This Year

February 21, 2023 | By: Mike Epifani

The 2023 Academy Awards are slated for Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET, so the Oscars betting odds are officially in and ready for action, and all the big ones are listed below. Plus, those looking to get in on one of Tinseltown’s biggest awards shows are covered on how to bet on […]

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