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Halloween Treats: Ontario Retail Sportsbooks, iGaming Deadline

October 31, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Ontarians woke up on Halloween to find out they had treats in their bags. The first goodie: Today is the deadline for gray market online casino and sports betting operators to meet regulatory requirements or face penalties. It’s also the first business day after the announcements that Ontario retail sportsbooks can begin populating the land. […]

Esports Having Bumpy Start As Vie.gg Closes

October 25, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Esports captures the zeitgeist of 2022. Sadly, its US online gambling industry pioneer will also come and go this year. Today, Vie.gg users found out that the legal gambling site will cease operations on Nov. 1. The Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) site debuted in April in New Jersey. Not only was Vie.gg’s US debut, but […]

UNLV Football Slot Machine Prompts Ethical Debate

September 8, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) football slot machine, Rebel Roller, “wins” every time. UNLV Rebels players, some of whom are under 21, pull the one-armed bandit to celebrate turnovers. Before the three reels even spin, the celebrating player already knows there’s no payout. Nothing. The visual prop doesn’t even spill out Gatorade. So […]

FanDuel Faceoff Adds Second Sports-Themed Game: Pat McAfee’s Field Goal Faceoff

September 6, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

This spring, FanDuel got into the real money skill game market. On March 24, the Flutter-owned online gambling company announced the launch of FanDuel Faceoff through a multi-year partnership with GameTaco. GameTaco is the company behind WorldWinner, a leading skill games app. Initially, FanDuel Faceoff only featured a subset of the games available at WorldWinner, such as Wheel of Fortune […]

Exclusive Survey: 52% of Sports Bettors Would Try Election Betting

August 30, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

In an August 2022 survey, Bonus.com found that 52% of respondents who identify as sports bettors or are interested in sports betting would bet on elections if election betting was legal.    However, only 40% of respondents thought that election betting should be legal. Another 38% thought that election betting should remain illegal. The remaining portion […]

Penn Entertainment To Increase Stake In Barstool Sports To 100%

August 25, 2022 | By: Joshua Buckley

Barstool Sports will soon become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Penn Entertainment. The transaction, expected to be completed in February, will see the latter exercise its contractual right to acquire the remaining shares of Barstool. Penn Entertainment (still known as Penn National Gaming at the time) first invested in Barstool in 2020. It acquired a 36% […]

Kansas Sports Betting Takes the Field on Sept. 8, Start of NFL Season

August 18, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

In theory, Kansas sports betting may have nearly 6 million possible wagerers. Online sportsbook operators call a more scientific version of that “total addressable market (TAM),” and the term will be relevant when sports betting officially launches on Sept. 8, the same day the NFL season begins. Soft launches, or testing the apps with limited times […]

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