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17th November 2020

Tennessee bettors wager $27.4m in first week of betting

Bettors in the state of Tennessee wagered $24.7m in the first seven days of legal sports wagering. According to data from the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL), the state’s licensing board, bettors in the state wagered $27.4m on sports in the first week of legal betting operations. This comes after the state’s online-only sports betting market…

16th November 2020

Illinois bettors wager $305m on sporting events in September

Illinois betting handle surpassed $300m in September but sportsbooks generated little revenue. According to the latest figures from the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB), bettors in the state wagered $305.1m on sporting events in September representing a significant increase on the $140m wagered the month prior. Land-based sportsbooks accounted for $22.1m of the state’s total handle…

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16th November 2020

NJ sportsbooks post record $803m handle in October

New Jersey sportsbooks have set another sports betting record in the US sports betting space. According to the latest figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), bettors in the Garden State wagered a record $803m on sporting events in October. October’s handle was up more than $50m on the $748.6m wagered in…

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8th October 2020

Suspicious betting activity triggers French Open match-fixing investigation

A match-fixing investigation has been launched after suspicious betting activity was detected at the French Open, USA TODAY reports.  The Paris Prosecutor’s Office decided to take action after large sums of money were, according to L’Equipe, placed on a match which has not been disclosed.  A French police unit specialising in probes related to betting…

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30th September 2020

US Presidential Election 2020 Odds: Biden’s Odds Shorten After 1st Presidential Debate

Following last night’s chaotic debate, the bookies are still backing former Vice President Joe Biden to win the 2020 US Election. Last night, President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden clashed in the first US presidential debate and the bookies are still backing Biden to win the presidency in November. In the…

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1st September 2020

FanDuel launches sportsbook app in Illinois

FanDuel has become the third operator to launch a sports betting app in the state of Illinois. On Friday, FanDuel became the third mobile sports betting operator to launch a mobile betting product in the state of Illinois, joining DraftKings and BetRivers. The FanDuel sportsbook app On 19 August, FanDuel’s partner in Illinois, Par-A-Dice Casino,…

27th August 2020

Colorado sports betting handle and revenue rise in July

Colorado’s sports betting market continued to record growth in the month of July. According to the latest figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue, bettors in the state wagered $59.2m on sports in July, up 55.4% from the $38.1m wagered in June. Online accounted for the majority of betting activity, with bettors in the state…

27th August 2020

Esports Entertainment to acquire Esports Gaming League

Esports Entertainment Group is set to acquire the Esports Gaming League. The esports betting operator, Esports Entertainment Group, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire the UK-based Esports Gaming League (EGL). The league, which was founded in 2010, operates live and online esports contests that bring gamers from Europe, the Middle East, and…

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15th July 2020

New Jersey sports betting revenue rises in June

New Jersey’s sports betting revenue grew in June despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the latest figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), sports betting revenue in June amounted to $12.6m representing a 30.3% year-on-year increase on the $9.7m generated in June 2019. June’s sports betting revenue was also…

6th July 2020

Kanye West Presidency Odds: Bookies Make Kanye Fourth Favourite

Bookmakers in the UK have made Kanye West the fourth favourite to win the 2020 US Presidential Election. On Saturday night, Kanye West returned to global headlines after announcing he would be running for President of the US in 2020 on his Twitter account. West tweeted: “We must now realize the promise of America by…

29th June 2020

Rhode Island sports betting revenue hits $163,472 in May

Rhode Island’s sports betting market is still feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic but saw some month-on-month improvement. According to the latest figures from the Rhode Island Lottery, bettors in the state wagered $1.5m on sporting events in May, representing an 89.7% year-on-year decrease in sports betting handle. Sports betting revenue amounted to $163,472…

21st May 2020

BHA outlines roadmap for the return of UK racing

The British Horseracing Authority has provided more details on the return of horseracing in the UK. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has outlined the steps it will take to ensure horseracing can return on 1 June. Yesterday (20 May), the BHA set out several targets it must meet assuming the UK government’s provisional timeline for…