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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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Kentucky Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill, Sends Wagering Legislation to Governor

Mar 30, 2023 • 8:40 PM ET

The passage of the bill, and the very high likelihood that the governor will sign it into law, put Kentucky on the cusp of becoming the 37th state to legalize sports betting.

Massachusetts Keeps Horse Racing Off Online Sports Betting Menu Ahead of Kentucky Derby

Mar 30, 2023 • 5:09 PM ET

The decision means Bay State bettors who want to wager on the Kentucky Derby or other horse races must travel to one of the state’s simulcast facilities or hop on a separate advance deposit wagering app.

Georgia Legislature Leaves Sports-Betting Bill Hanging

Mar 30, 2023 • 10:01 AM ET

The Georgia House and Senate have adjourned without passing a sports-betting bill, although the issue of event wagering is almost certain to rear its head again in the future.

DraftKings Launches Horse-Racing App in 12 States to Start

Mar 29, 2023 • 10:02 AM ET

With the Kentucky Derby approaching, the interest in horse racing by operators of sports betting sites may continue to rise.

Online Sports Betting Bill Headed for North Carolina House Debate

Mar 28, 2023 • 2:38 PM ET

An online sports betting bill continues to chug along in the North Carolina House, and with bipartisan support.

Gaming Industry Updates Sports Betting Ad Standards Following Pushback from Regulators

Mar 28, 2023 • 10:48 AM ET

The American Gaming Association announced changes to its “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering,” including a ban on the use of "risk-free" promotion.

Arizona Sees Sports Betting Rise in January

Mar 27, 2023 • 4:15 PM ET

Numbers reported Monday by the Arizona Department of Gaming show the state’s legal sports betting operators handled $591.2 million in wagers during January.

Massachusetts Regulators Fine-Tune Sports Betting Marketing Rules

Mar 27, 2023 • 3:21 PM ET

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission appears it has finally made up its mind about how third-party marketing affiliates can be compensated by sportsbook operators.

Could Texas Politics Smother Sports Betting?

Mar 24, 2023 • 1:27 PM ET

Recent comments by a powerful politician are casting serious doubt on the possibility of a sports-betting bill being passed this year in Texas.

Sports Betting Madness Continues at New York Sites

Mar 24, 2023 • 7:49 AM ET

Weekly handle at online sportsbooks in the Empire State is approaching Super Bowl-type levels, which is likely due to all the college basketball being played.

DraftKings Horse-Racing App Making In-Roads in Legal Sports Betting States

Mar 23, 2023 • 4:23 PM ET

DraftKings other online sportsbook operators have recently embraced the sport of kings as they strive for profitability.

What Happens in Ontario When a Sports Betting Site Leaves?

Mar 23, 2023 • 2:03 PM ET

According to the agency legally responsible for Ontario's iGaming market, operator obligations include advance notice of a shutdown and a return of customer funds.

Online Sports Betting Bill Clears Another North Carolina House Committee

Mar 23, 2023 • 9:02 AM ET

The latest progress made by the bill is just one of many steps before it becomes law, although it has more than 50 sponsors, which suggests strong support for the legislation.

Texas Legislature Begins Work on Sports-Betting Bills

Mar 22, 2023 • 3:04 PM ET

If mobile sportsbooks were legalized in Texas, it would become one of the biggest markets in the U.S. for operators.

Sports-Betting Bill Inches Forward in Georgia Senate

Mar 21, 2023 • 2:27 PM ET

That said, several pieces of sports betting-related legislation have failed during this Georgia legislative session, and the latest effort has some unique roots that could prompt pushback.

Online Sports Betting Bill Nudged Ahead in North Carolina Legislature

Mar 21, 2023 • 2:23 PM ET

North Carolina has legal sports betting at casinos in the state, but it lacks the mobile-wagering options of neighbors Tennessee and Virginia.

FanDuel Touts New Responsible Gaming Efforts as Sportsbooks Face Growing Scrutiny

Mar 21, 2023 • 1:37 PM ET

The company announced its new RG plans as regulators and lawmakers across the country are more closely examining how operators of online sportsbooks advertise themselves.

‘Best Start Ever’? Sports Betting Sites Report Solid March Madness So Far

Mar 20, 2023 • 5:23 PM ET

Losses by heavily-staked teams were good for some sportsbook operators, although it was not a total rout for bettors.

Will More Sports Betting Sites Leave Ontario?

Mar 20, 2023 • 12:10 PM ET

Coolbet’s exit and the already-crowded iGaming market have kicked up speculation about a further shakeout in the province. There are arguments for and against such a shakeout, though.

Illinois Reports Record Sports Betting for January

Mar 17, 2023 • 3:27 PM ET

The latest all-time monthly high for Illinois was the fourth-straight billion-dollar month of handle as well for the state, which has matured into one of the biggest markets in the U.S. for operators.

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