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Red44 Shut Down, Seemingly Start of Crackdown on Offshore Betting Sites

January 12, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

On Friday, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama announced a federal grand jury indicted 11 Americans who’d been managing the offshore sportsbook Red44. The Costa Rica-based operator still had a Twitter account as of today, but its dot-com site was gone, leaving little evidence that the black market site ever existed. With […]

New York Senator Plans to Reintroduce ‘Predatory Sportsbook Bonuses’ Bill

January 7, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The New York Senator who sponsored a “predatory sportsbook bonuses” bill will reintroduce the measure, his communications director told Bonus yesterday. State Sen. Peter B. Harckham‘s communications director, Tom Staudter, responded yesterday to a question Bonus sent on Wednesday about whether he’d sponsor the bill in an active session. Lawmakers need to reintroduce bills that […]

Kentucky Online Poker, Sports Bill Introduced in Kentucky

January 6, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Kentucky online sports betting, poker, and daily fantasy sports (DFS) legalization efforts are alive again as of yesterday. If the bill becomes law, the southern state will stop being nearly landlocked by legal sports betting states. However, what sets House Bill 106 apart is its call for legal online poker. That’s because there are far […]

Ohio Casino Control Commission Shows Online Sports Betting Operators It Means Business

January 5, 2023 | By: Craig Corbeels

It’s quickly becoming clear that the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) – is playing hardball with operators. The Buckeye State’s nascent sports betting market launched on New Year’s Day. Almost immediately, the OCCC put several operators on notice with hefty fines and application denials. That’s an unusually strict start, given that other US regulators have […]

PlayUp Sportsbook Won’t Launch on Sunday in Ohio

December 29, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

PlayUp Sportsbook won’t launch in Ohio’s online gambling marketplace on Sunday. The Buckeye State is kicking off legal sports betting on New Year’s Day. However, the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) told Bonus today that PlayUp Limited requested a 2023 hearing on the matter. The commission notified PlayUp on Dec. 2 that OCCC will “deny […]

Barstool Sports Betting Is Coming to Massachusetts, on 2 Conditions

December 20, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Barstool sports betting is no stranger to drama, and drama it got before being allowed to enter the Massachusetts market. At 5:40 p.m. today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) tweeted that it granted Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) a “temporary Category 1 sports wagering operator license.” However, unlike other operators given temporary operator licenses, MGC placed […]

Slap Fight Betting Now Available at DraftKings in Select States

December 8, 2022 | By: Mike Epifani

If you’ve seen clips of professional slap fighting or even watched some of the events, you might have wondered if you could bet on the winner. If so, you’re in luck. Bettors can now place a wager on the SlapFIGHT Championship at DraftKings Sportsbook, and more niche sports are on the way. The Pro League […]

Is Portnoy of Barstool Finally Toxic to Penn? Massachusetts Has Misgivings

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports fame may finally be toxic to Penn Entertainment, which owns the brand. Because of concerns about Portnoy, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) paused to consider the “suitability” of awarding a retail sports betting license to Penn’s Plainridge Park Casino. The Boston-area racino plans to brand its retail sportsbook with Barstool […]

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