After recently having their online sports betting license suspended due to recent allegations of money laundering, credit card fraud and identity theft, Tennessee local sportsbook, Action 24/7 has had its online sports betting license reinstated.
Connecticut sports betting and online casino gaming is one step closer to becoming reality in 2021 following a deal between the state’s two federally recognized tribes – the Mohegans (of Mohegan Sun fame) and the Mashantucket Pequots – and the state’s Governor.
North Carolina is the latest state to launch a legal sports betting industry, with the first legal wagers placed in the Tar Heel State on March 18 2021, opening just in time for the NCAAB March Madness tournament. It is no coincidence at all that the state should choose to open the sports betting industry for March Madness, given that North Carolina has won 6 March Madness titles, the third-most successful school in tournament history and a number only exceeded by Kentucky and UCLA. Of course, Duke, another North Carolina school, has also won the March Madness title 5 times.
Recently, a legal sports betting bombshell was dropped on the Tennessee online sports wagering industry. Instead of celebrating the introduction of William Hill into the Volunteer State, Tennessee’s own local sportsbook has had its license to trade suspended on the suspicion of fraud, money laundering and match-fixing. The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) immediately went to crisis mode, calling an emergency to discuss and investigate further the details of the suspension.
The Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has officially signed the state’s sports betting legalization bill SB 44 into law. In February, the South Dakota Senate approved the sports betting legalization bill by a vote of 32-2 and the House then approved the bill by a margin of 58-8 earlier this month to send SB 44 to Governor Noem for signature.
Tennessee legal online sports bettors now have a new platform to try out after William Hill was launched live into the Volunteer State. Tennessee has become only the 11th state where William Hill’s sports betting platform has gone live. The brand appears set to go head-to-head with Tennessee’s 4 other operators servicing the state, the licensed and regulated sportsbooks, DraftKings, FanDuel, Action 24/7 and BetMGM.