There’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not enough time to sleep and eat and keep up with what’s happening on our crazy blue dot (two out of three isn’t bad). Here’s the weekend’s Sports Handle Get a Grip article, which rounds up the top of the week US Sportsbook Stories, highlights some recent news and summarizes key stories.
Top stories about our network this week
As the ever-evolving North American legal sports betting landscape matures, players will get on and they will get out.
Everyone seems to be waiting for the moment when Fanatics gets into the sports betting sphere and WynnBET is trying to get into the Illinois market. Also this week, Jan. 1 was set as the start date for sports betting in Ohio, and Caesars launched its white-label horse race ADW in Ohio and Florida.
On the other hand, theScore Bet is set to cease operations in the US on July 1st and shift its focus to Canada.
Which new players will be arriving and which will be leaving the door in the coming months and years? Stay tuned to find out.
The waiting is the hardest part
North Carolina Mobile Betting Bill has yet to be discussed by the House of Representatives
Online sports betting may not be introduced in Maryland until late 2022 or early 2023
DC Lottery promises GambetDC user interface improvements soon
Which is better, a sharp bet or a fun bet?
In defense of single game parlay
Lots of casino news
The first “normal” summer in three years could bring big bucks for NJ casinos
Bally’s breathes a sigh of relief as downtown Chicago’s casino chess game begins its reset
DraftKings doubles in casino war with purchase of Golden Nuggets
Will vocal opposition to Center County’s proposed mini-casino ultimately matter?
River Casino’s Bad Beat jackpot this month could be the biggest in US casino history
The New York sportsbook’s hold rate fell last week amid a trend of lower weekly volumes
Virginia missed out on almost $400 million in sports betting in April
Ontario iGaming revenue reports wait until after provincial election
Didn’t see this one coming
Nicki Minaj has been appointed as MaximBet’s Strategic Advisor and Ambassador
Tribal updates from Washington state
The Snoqualmie tribe, the first in Washington state to launch an on-site sportsbook and mobile app, announced Tuesday plans to build a hotel and convention center next to its casino by the end of 2024.
Stanford Le, CEO of Snoqualmie Casino, said sports grip that the Seattle suburb’s sports betting app — still the only one to go live in the state — eclipsed nearly 1,000 sign-ups. By state law, all mobile betting must be conducted on-site at a tribal gaming establishment.
On the same day that the Snoqualmies announced their hotel acquisition, the Washington Indian Gaming Association released a study by the Taylor Policy Group showing that the state’s tribes contributed $6.6 billion to gross national product in 2019 (and $5.6 billion in pandemic-hit 2020) while creating nearly 55,000 jobs statewide — up from $2 billion in economic impact and 13,000 jobs in 2004.
– Mike Soul
More of the most important, most interesting stories
FOR VOTING: Richmond Casino Redo may go to vote budget would delay licensing [Times-Dispatch]
BIG PLAN: Supporters unveil plans for a $250 million casino complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa [CDC]
PROGRESS: Rhode Island senators propose legislation to combat gambling addiction [KPVI]
SHOT: Yardbarker launches sports betting-focused email newsletter “Bark Bets” [Business Wire]
Gambling could be a wild card in the Texas governor’s race as Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is not expected to block gambling expansion, while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke. supports sports betting, casinos @GamblingComp https://t.co/3Ix8YARbDi pic.twitter.com/Z1vZkjVa6l
— Chris Sieroty (@sierotyfeatures) June 2, 2022
UH-OH: Massachusetts sports betting bills make extending horse races difficult [Worcester Business Journal]
NEW BLOOD: Nevada Gaming Control Board announces two appointments [CDC]
CHEERS: Former UK Sports Secretary joins Genius Sports Corporate Advisory Board [Yahoo!]
SO SAD: Scarborough Downs OTB will close, ending the 72 year era [WMTW]