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Matt MacKay is a commercial sports betting writer who also handicaps NFL, NHL, NCAAF, and PGA sports betting markets. His background in communications and writing, combined with his passion for sports, led Matt into the betting industry in 2020. Follow Matt on X to get updates on the latest online sports betting laws and regulations, free plays, and much more insight on his journey toward becoming a full-time sports betting personality.

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IC360 Introduces Alert360, Allowing Players to Report Harassment Anonymously

May 28, 2024 • 2:45 PM ET

The platform protects an individual’s identity during the reporting process and subsequent discussions. Filed complaints are only made available to a party involved in an investigation.

Sports Bettor Wins $12K on 9-Leg Caesars Super Parlay

May 24, 2024 • 1:57 PM ET

Pennsylvania sports bettor required wild sequence of events in sports world Thursday night to turn $50 into more than $12,000.

BetMGM New Official Odds Provider for the Associated Press

May 23, 2024 • 2:12 PM ET

BetMGM’s odds to appear in AP’s daily sports odds fixtures, game previews.

Louisiana Sports Betting Revenue Continues to Climb in April

May 22, 2024 • 6:02 PM ET

Louisiana sportsbooks record a 14 percent hold rate after earning over $40 million in gross sports betting revenue.

Xander Schauffele References Sports Bettor Skepticism Following PGA Championship Win

May 22, 2024 • 5:23 PM ET

Xander Schauffele went on Pardon My Take to talk about how bettors might have been feeling about him ahead of his breakthrough major championship victory at the 2024 PGA Championship.

Maine Sports Betting Revenue Increases in April

May 21, 2024 • 2:04 PM ET

Maine sports bettors won $33.9 million in April, with the Pine Tree State collecting $414,356 in state tax revenue.

Caesars Launches Retail Sportsbooks in New Mexico

May 21, 2024 • 11:51 AM ET

In-person sportsbooks opened at Route 66 Casino Hotel, Casino Xpress, and Dancing Eagle Casino via Laguna Development Corporation partnership.

Former Angels Player Tied to Mizuhara Bookmaker

May 18, 2024 • 4:43 PM ET

Fletcher spent six seasons in Anaheim as a teammate of Shohei Ohtani.

Justin Thomas Partners With Fanatics Sportsbook

May 15, 2024 • 1:53 PM ET

Thomas' new role with the legal sports betting operator will involve spotlighting the latest improvements to their product offerings.

Rob Gronkowski Set For Live Q+A Via FanDuel Casino New Jersey App

May 13, 2024 • 8:52 PM ET

In certain legal sports betting states, like New Jersey, iGaming and online casino games are available to wager via FanDuel Casino. There’s no shortage of Live Dealer casino games, including popular table games such as blackjack, roulette, and baccarat.

NFL Addresses Alleged $10K Rookie of the Year Wager Between Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers

May 13, 2024 • 12:36 PM ET

The NFL has a strict gambling policy to preserve the integrity of the league, so this private wager between two of the top draft picks taken in April has come under scrutiny.

Ronnie Johns, Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Retires

May 10, 2024 • 4:49 PM ET

Johns oversaw numerous achievements during his three-year tenure as Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, including the launch of retail and mobile sports betting.

Ippei Mizuhara Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bank, Tax Fraud

May 8, 2024 • 10:13 PM ET

Former interpreter for MLB star Shohei Ohtani admits, in plea agreement, to impersonating Ohtani to the bank more than 20 times.

Mohegan Tribe Ends Ownership of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

May 8, 2024 • 1:59 PM ET

Two entities jointly announce planned transition period.

ESPN BET Becomes the Official Sports Betting Sponsor of the PGA Championship

May 7, 2024 • 5:32 PM ET

ESPN BET online sportsbook utilizes PENN Entertainment’s proprietary technology, along with ESPN’s influence and reach in the sports industry, to quickly become one of the most popular mobile sports betting apps in legal sports betting states.

Kentucky Derby Sets New Betting Handle Records

May 6, 2024 • 9:02 AM ET

All-sources wagering on the Kentucky Derby reached $210.7 million, beating the previous record of $188.7 million wagered in 2023.

Sporttrade Launches iOS Betting App in Iowa

May 2, 2024 • 2:15 PM ET

Sports bettors in Iowa can access Sporttrade to buy and sell bets while competing against other online users.

BetMGM Set To Launch in the Netherlands

May 2, 2024 • 9:34 AM ET

Latest launch in the Netherlands is the second European market BetMGM has targeted.

Caesars Palace Online Casino App Undergoes Upgrades

Apr 30, 2024 • 3:20 PM ET

Caesars' extensive revamp comes on the heels of Caesars Digital launching “Caesars Palace Frenzy” last week.

YouGov Releases Study on Sportsbook Preferences and Demographics

Apr 28, 2024 • 9:00 AM ET

Among young adults aged 25-34, bet365 is the most popular, capturing 40% of bettors.

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