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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.
The latest numbers offer further proof that the return of football and the spread of legal sports betting across the United States are helping fuel record-breaking amounts of action at sportsbooks.
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“Once the soft launch is complete, online gaming will open statewide.”
The sportsbook opening at the Paragon means legal sports betting is getting underway in Louisiana, although not exactly in the form that was recently approved by the state legislature.
Vancouver-based GeoComply Solutions Inc. reported the volume of sports betting in the United States is still shattering records four weeks into the NFL's regular season.
"Depending how the earlier games fall on Sunday, I mean, there just could be a monstrous amount of liability build up on this."
Online sports betting and internet gambling in the Nutmeg State will still have to wait until early October, pending certain regulatory approvals.
There have been hints that the competition among online sportsbooks in Ontario’s iGaming market will involve several big names, as the province prepares to launch a model for online gambling that will be unique in Canada.
The Colorado Division of Gaming reported that the state’s total sports-wagering handle for August was $211.9 million, up 16.9 percent compared to July. Pro football was the No. 2 sport among bettors even though the NFL was in its preseason.
An online betting website and app would be a big change for Saskatchewan, which doesn't have any single-game wagering options yet.
“The landmark announcement marks the first team announced agreement in the NHL's Jersey Advertising Program,” the partners say.
Maryland’s rough timeline for sports betting could still mean that bettors wind up wagering on the ongoing football season, the busiest time of year for many sportsbooks.
Although it’s not a done deal, if the two companies were to merge it would be a major shake-up for the online sports betting industry.
The increase in handle reversed a downward trend that Pennsylvania sportsbooks had been on, with August’s increase snapping a four-month losing streak for operators in the overall amount of wagering.
Although Michigan’s overall handle did tick up in August, it wasn’t to the extent reported so far by some legal sports betting states, such as New Jersey and Iowa.
The bounce-back by New Jersey’s sportsbooks came as bettors were being offered lines on National Football League preseason games that began in August. The start of the uber-popular NFL regular season in September could provide another, even bigger boost.
The launch of sports betting in Louisiana has been delayed by Hurricane Ida, but progress is still being made and a senior gaming official is optimistic there will be “good news” soon.
With more potential bettors than ever, Week 1 of NFL action helped drive a spike in betting activity for legal sportsbooks.
Iowa’s bounce-back month came amid the start of the National Football League’s preseason and a handful of college football games that took place in August.
The Indiana Gaming Commission reported recently that the state's retail and online sports-wagering handle for August was $215.6 million, up around 10.8 percent from the approximately $194.5 million in action taken in July.