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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.

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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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Massachusetts Sports Betting Trending Towards 2023 Launch

Oct 6, 2022 • 4:08 PM ET

An “aggressive” timeline was shown during a meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday, with retail wagering proposed to go live in January and online sports betting in February.

Launch Date for Massachusetts Sports Betting Could be Set Soon

Oct 5, 2022 • 4:20 PM ET

Regulators have been weighing what to do about a temporary licensing conundrum as well, but a solution could be on the horizon.

Ohio Sports Betting: First Round of Online Operator Licenses Awarded to Caesars, bet365, and Others

Oct 5, 2022 • 1:06 PM ET

The approvals are a major milestone for sports betting in Ohio, but they come as regulators are apparently being badgered by applicants for licenses.

Ontario Sports Betting: Regulator Sets Oct. 31 Deadline for ‘Grey’ Operators

Oct 4, 2022 • 6:17 PM ET

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is bringing the "transition period" for unregulated sportsbooks to an end, which could cause some operators to shutter their digital doors in the province.

November Launch for Maryland Mobile Sports Betting a Possibility: Regulator

Oct 4, 2022 • 4:23 PM ET

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin said Tuesday during a webinar that the pace has been picking up in the state, which has yet to launch mobile wagering.

Florida Sports Betting Case Still Grinding its Way Through the Courts

Oct 4, 2022 • 12:02 PM ET

Another filing in the longstanding legal battle over sports betting in Florida suggests there is still a long way to go before the matter is finally settled.

Ohio Sports Betting: Books Start Rolling out Bonuses Ahead of Launch

Oct 3, 2022 • 4:18 PM ET

There are only so many territories of consequence left for companies to break into in the U.S., and Ohio is the seventh-most populous state in the country, teeing it up as a major battleground for operators.

Virginia Sports Betting Tax Revenue Surges After Promo Changes

Oct 3, 2022 • 11:23 AM ET

Numbers recently released by the Virginia Lottery show $4.5 million in sports betting-related tax was paid to the state in August, up from $3.1 million collected in July and $1.4 million a year earlier.

Ontario Sports Betting: Kambi Kiosks Coming to Fallsview, Casino Niagara

Sep 30, 2022 • 4:05 PM ET

Malta-headquartered technology company Kambi Group PLC announced on Thursday that it will help power retail sports betting at Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Ontario Sportsbooks Could Have Horse Racing Soon — if Woodbine Wins Regulatory Approval

Sep 30, 2022 • 12:36 PM ET

For various legal reasons, there is no wagering offered on horse racing by the legion of online sports betting apps and websites that have launched in Ontario. Woodbine wants to change that.

NFL's Week 3 Helps New York Online Sports Betting Activity Inch Up Again, but Revenue Falls

Sep 29, 2022 • 2:21 PM ET

Numbers released on Thursday by the New York State Gaming Commission show online sportsbooks handled $301.6 million in bets for the week ended September 25, up about 1.7% from the prior seven-day period.

Quebec Online Sports Betting Sales Rise as Lotteries Push Back Against ‘Grey’ Operators

Sep 29, 2022 • 1:22 PM ET

The latest results from the company offering the only legal sports betting options in Quebec come as Loto-Québec and some of its peers are urging federal action against offshore and illegal operators.

Gambling Industry Trying to Get Proactive with Responsible-Play Efforts

Sep 28, 2022 • 5:11 PM ET

The recent comments from industry officials come as more than half of U.S. states have now legalized some form of sports betting and as internet-based casino gambling has taken root in several jurisdictions, making wagering more accessible overall.

Coolbet Owner Debuts US Sports Betting Tech at Mississippi Casino, Expects ‘Robust’ Rollout

Sep 28, 2022 • 2:09 PM ET

GAN is eyeing further sales of its technology in the United States, which could include opportunities related to mobile sports betting.

Vermont Sports Betting Committee Weighing Legal Wagering Details

Sep 27, 2022 • 4:45 PM ET

The legislative activity of late in neighboring states has made the lack of legal sports betting in Vermont loom larger over lawmakers, as residents are already wagering with offshore or out-of-state bookmakers.

Bid to Take Online Sportsbook Bet99 Public Gets Stock-Market Approval

Sep 27, 2022 • 2:44 PM ET

Bet99 is poised to launch soon in Ontario's competitive iGaming market, after recently securing a key approval from provincial regulators.

DraftKings Keeps NFL Early-Win Promo Alive — but for How Long?

Sep 27, 2022 • 10:16 AM ET

The online bookmaker continued to pay out early wins last week and will do so again for this week's Thursday nighter.

Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Rallying Support for Ontario Rules Overhaul

Sep 26, 2022 • 4:35 PM ET

A group backed by DraftKings and FanDuel has organized a campaign to email Ontario lawmakers and lobby for tweaks to the province's internet-gambling regulations.

Ontario Sports Betting: More Operators Preparing to Launch in Province's iGaming Market

Sep 23, 2022 • 4:29 PM ET

There are now more than 20 online sportsbooks live in Ontario’s regulated iGaming market — with even more on the way.

New York Sports Betting: Weaker Turnover with NFL Week 2, but Revenue Rises

Sep 23, 2022 • 12:59 PM ET

Numbers recently released by the New York State Gaming Commission show online sportsbooks handled $296.7 million in wagers during the week ended September 18, down 10.1% from the week ended September 11.

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