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Geoff joined Covers as a sports betting journalist in May 2021 amid the legalization boom. Prior to that, he spent time writing about business and politics at the Financial Post and QP Briefing.

Team: Miami Dolphins
Sport to bet on: Golf or NASCAR
Sports movie: Senna
Sports snack: Giant pretzel
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Nate Diaz over Donald Cerrone at UFC 141. I was in Las Vegas at the time and saw my bet win while watching the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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As Florida Turns: Stay Denied in Sports Betting Case, Possible Supreme Court Showdown Looms

Sep 28, 2023 • 4:10 PM ET

The rejection of the stay request could theoretically set the stage for a return of Hard Rock Bet to Florida, but other legal issues remain.

Former Air Force Golf Coach Broke Sports Betting Rules, NCAA Says

Sep 28, 2023 • 2:31 PM ET

Thursday’s news is yet another gambling-related incident for the NCAA in a year full of them.

Online Sports Betting Begins in Kentucky — Bright and Early

Sep 28, 2023 • 8:25 AM ET

Kentucky is now the 25th state to launch online sports betting, joining neighbors such as Tennessee and Virginia.

North Carolina Regulator Wrapping Head Around Sports Betting-Related Budget Tweaks

Sep 27, 2023 • 3:56 PM ET

Buried in the budget bill were significant changes for sports betting in the Tar Heel State.

Online Sports Betting Begins Soon in Kentucky. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Sep 26, 2023 • 5:05 PM ET

A quick primer from Covers ahead of the start of mobile wagering in the Bluegrass State.

Another Florida Legal Challenge Launched Over Sports Betting Agreement with Seminole

Sep 26, 2023 • 1:05 PM ET

The return of legal sports betting to the Sunshine State, even in its limited form, could be delayed further by a new constitutional challenge at the state level.

More Florida Legal Fun: Feds Say Sports Betting Mandate Shouldn’t Wait

Sep 26, 2023 • 10:07 AM ET

It's either Hard Rock Bet or nothing for Florida.

Documents Show Sports Betting-Related Uncertainty for Canada’s Horse Racing Sector

Sep 25, 2023 • 2:36 PM ET

The horse-racing industry faces newer, more direct competition for the gambling dollars on which it relies: legal sports betting.

Seven Online Sports Betting Operators Ready for Kentucky Debut on Day One

Sep 25, 2023 • 12:08 PM ET

Additional bookmakers could join the market in the weeks and months to come, as the state’s wagering law allows for up to 27 mobile operators.

Fantasy Operators Hit With Cease-And-Desist Letters in Florida Over Alleged Sports Betting Activity

Sep 22, 2023 • 5:36 PM ET

Due to an ongoing court battle, there is no legal sports betting in Florida at the moment, but if there was, it would be exclusive to Hard Rock.

Massachusetts Regulator Allows Barstool to Void NFL Prop Bets After ‘Data Breakdown’

Sep 21, 2023 • 4:15 PM ET

Penn Sports Interactive, the operator of Barstool Sportsbook and the future ESPN Bet, submitted its request after learning that 59 customers placed 257 wagers totaling $47,759.94 on outcomes that had already occurred.

Kentucky Adding Formula 1, Rugby, to Sports Betting Catalog Ahead of Mobile Launch

Sep 21, 2023 • 11:33 AM ET

Online sports betting sites will officially join the mix in Kentucky on the morning of September 28, although residents can already pre-register and deposit with operators.

AP Fills in Details of New Jersey’s $25K Sports Betting Fine for PointsBet

Sep 21, 2023 • 9:27 AM ET

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fined PointsBet $25,000 in August for several violations of the state's rules.

CFL: Competitive Sports Betting Market in Quebec Could Create ‘Level Playing Field,’ Protect Culture

Sep 20, 2023 • 4:52 PM ET

The statement from the CFL could be consequential, as the support of it and other professional sports leagues helped persuade federal lawmakers to legalize single-game sports betting in Canada. Or not.

Online Sports Betting Launch in North Carolina Inches Closer as Regulators Advance Rules Process

Sep 20, 2023 • 2:39 PM ET

The new legal landscape for sports betting in North Carolina could include as many as 12 operators of mobile sites and apps and retail sportsbooks at or near professional sports venues.

Kentucky Survey Shows Sports Betting Support, Horse Racing Fandom

Sep 19, 2023 • 2:12 PM ET

Another indication of sport betting's popularity in Kentucky is that Gov. Andy Beshear has been front and center during the implementation process as he campaigns for reelection.

FanDuel Claims $20M Sports Betting Loss on Field Goal Parlay

Sep 19, 2023 • 10:38 AM ET

These kinds of losses come with the territory when it comes to legal sports betting, as companies such as FanDuel can see their financial results fluctuate with the scores on the field.

Phil Mickelson Says He Won’t Bet on Football This Year

Sep 18, 2023 • 6:59 PM ET

The remarks from Mickelson come about a month after the release of famous gambler Billy Walters’ autobiography, in which Walters alleged Mickelson wagered hundreds of millions of dollars on sports.

Is Sports Betting Returning to Florida Today? Latest Legal Moves Create Uncertainty

Sep 18, 2023 • 10:29 AM ET

Two Florida gaming companies filed a request for a stay of the mandate issued by the D.C. appeals court, pending an attempt to have the U.S. Supreme Court review the matter.

Report: Three Leagues Supporting Sports Betting Expansion in Quebec

Sep 15, 2023 • 2:28 PM ET

Quebec has one legal provider of online sports betting, Loto-Québec. But the CFL, MLS, and NBA are now joining an industry coalition in calling for a new regulatory framework that would authorize multiple private operators in Quebec.

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