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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 […]

Unikrn Q&A With Bonus: Dellario Talks Relaunch Plans

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Unikrn relaunched on Thursday, but the esports brand owned by Entain won’t go live in the US or Ontario until at least 2023. Justin Dellario, Entain’s esports managing director and CEO of Unikrn, spoke with Bonus yesterday about the relaunch. Dellario said esports players can use the app now in Brazil and all areas of […]

Entain Entered Esports With Unikrn Relaunch

December 6, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Entain entered esports, but not in the US. One of the joint owners of the top US online casino, BetMGM, introduced its esports brand, Unikrn, on Thursday to consumers in Brazil and Canada – outside of Ontario. However, Unikrn may enter the US and Ontario during 2023. So says Justin Dellario, Entain’s esports managing director […]

Harris Poll Shows American Public Favors Betting, Not Ads

December 6, 2022 | By: Emile Avanessian

Ads are repetitive, and so is history. In 2015, sports betting wasn’t yet legal in the US. The federal government, sports league commissioners, and other power brokers had worked together to keep it that way. Even so, Americans found themselves inundated with ads for the companies that would come to dominate that space five years […]

New York Online Sports Betting Target of Bill About ‘Predatory Sportsbook Bonuses’

November 30, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

New York online sports betting is in the crosshairs of a state Senate bill proposed today. S9605 directs the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) “to promulgate rules and regulations regarding predatory sportsbook bonuses in mobile sports betting.” New York’s online sportsbooks launched on Jan. 8. Today’s 1-page proposal to amend the “racing, pari-mutuel wagering and […]

Texas Gambling Expansion Proposed, Adding Casinos, Sports Betting in 2023

November 15, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Texas gambling expansion is already on the 2023 legislative agenda. That’s happening thanks to a state senator interested in having the matter considered during the notoriously short Texas Legislature sessions – 140 days, every other year. Yesterday, state Sen. Carol Alvarado presented Joint Resolution 17.  The Democrat from Houston is asking her colleagues to consider […]

California Voters Firmly Rejected Sports Betting, But Proponents Will Keep Trying

November 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Picture California sports betting propositions employing the voice of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and saying, “I’ll be back.” That’s precisely what’s going to happen in 2024, predicted professor Kathryn R.L. Rand during a recent University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) webinar about the ballot measures that failed yesterday. On Nov. 2, Rand predicted Propositions 26 […]

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