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ESPN Bet Launch Day Starts Slow, Ends at #1 in the App Store

November 15, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

ESPN Bet, the sportsbook collaboration between Penn Entertainment and Disney-owned ESPN, launched Tuesday in 17 states. Hollywood Casino, billed as a “new casino experience,” is also available within the sportsbook app in four legal online casino states. The launch followed the August announcement of a $2 billion, 10-year deal granting Penn rights to the ESPN […]

Penn Entertainment Expects To Launch ESPN Bet in 17 States on November 14

November 8, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev

Penn Entertainment expects ESPN Bet to debut in 17 states on Nov. 14, pending final regulatory approvals. If all goes to plan, the sportsbook will be available in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The new product replaces Barstool Sportsbook after Penn […]

Betway Declines Entering Illinois Sports Betting Marketplace

October 31, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The Illinois sports betting marketplace won’t be Betway’s tenth sportsbook state because the operator bowed out of its online-only license application. On Oct. 26, attendees of the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) meeting learned the bidding process ended without any operators receiving licenses. Betway had been one of two would-be online-only sportsbooks, IGB Executive Director Marcus Fruchter […]

California Sports Betting Ballot Initiatives for Tribes Lack Support From Tribal Gaming’s CNIGA, Boyd

October 30, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Proposed California sports betting ballot initiatives filed on Oct. 27 with the California Attorney General’s Office (CAG) resulted in two gaming entities denying involvement. On Oct. 27, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) said it knew nothing about the proposed Sports Wagering Regulation and Tribal Gaming Protection Act and the Tribal Gaming Protection Act. […]

Maverick Gaming Sets the Stage for Oral Arguments in Ninth Circuit IGRA Case

October 25, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On Oct. 9, Maverick Gaming filed a reply brief with the Ninth Circuit, reiterating the reasons it believes its challenge to Washington sports betting and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) should proceed despite having been thrown out by a lower court. Earlier this year, District Court Judge David Estudillo agreed with the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, which had intervened […]

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