Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Would Hand Exclusivity to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun

Connecticut State Sen. Cathy Osten believes sports betting can be an “early session success story” for the state legislature. Connecticut State Sen. Cathy Osten’s bill has broad bipartisan and bicameral support but as it stands it would freeze the state’s lottery and off-track betting facilities…

Last Week In Sports Betting: You Can’t Look At 2019 Without 2018

Happy New Year, y’all! It’s been two weeks since last we visited. The holiday season (mercifully) put a bit of a damper on the pace of sports betting news. That brief lull has pretty much subsided though. There is much to talk about as 2019…

Virginia Town Passes Casino Resolution, Councilman Says It’s City’s ‘Amazon’

The Virginia town of Danville has joined two other jurisdictions in passing a city council resolution that supports state legislation to authorize casinos. Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones is the latest local Virginia official to support casinos. (Image: AARP/John Crane/Register & Bee/Casino.org) The Danville City Council…

Chris Christie To Congress, Leagues: “Get The Hell Out” Of Sports Betting

NEW ORLEANS — Chris Christie was the guest of honor at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) winter meeting here last weekend. It’s not a stretch to say the former governor of New Jersey is one of the primary reasons more than 250 people gathered to…

Sports Betting Startup Bet.Works Receives GLI Hardware, Software Certifications

Bet.Works is one new company probably worth keeping an eye on as sports betting expands in the US. Having recently acquired a veteran industry executive and signed a potentially groundbreaking partnership with a sports media outlet, the company recently checked another major item off its…

Tennessee House Bill Would Create County-by-County Sports Betting Referendums

The very first bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly in preparation for the new session beginning Tuesday in Nashville proposes legalizing sports betting in cities and counties that vote for it in local referendums. Rep. Rick Staples’s bill would enable operators to establish wagering…

Chris Christie Tells State Lawmakers to Resist Attempts at Federal Sports Betting Regulation

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was instrumental in pushing forward with the state’s effort to regulate sports betting, a campaign that ultimately led to the Supreme Court decision that overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) last May. Now, Christie is warning…

An LSR Fireside Chat: Looking Back On The Year That Was In Legal Sports Betting

It’s finally over. And yet it’s just beginning. We will remember 2018 as the year of legal sports betting in the United States following the Supreme Court‘s decision in May to overturn PASPA. By the close of the year, eight states featured sports betting operations….

Sports Betting Company Bet.Works Adds Top Sportradar US Exec As Chairwoman

One of the youngest companies in the US sports betting space is adding a bit of experience to its roster. Bet.Works on Thursday appointed Dr. Laila Mintas to serve as chairwoman of its advisory board. Prior to accepting her new role, Mintas acted as the US deputy…

NFL Gets Into Gambling In A Big Way, Adds Caesars Entertainment As ‘Official Casino Sponsor’

The NFL now has a casino sponsor as legal sports betting spreads across the United States. The pro football league announced today they have selected Caesars Entertainment Corporation as the “first ever ‘Official Casino Sponsor’ of the NFL.” The potential of a deal was first…