Reports Say PointsBet Is Considering Selling Its U.S. OperationsBy: Grant Mitchell
The company is said to have spoken with global investment bank Moelis & Co. to discuss how it would go about removing its presence in the USA and Canada. The company has blossomed in Australia, where it was founded, but has struggled to make a breakthrough in the highly-competitive NA region.
New York, Maryland, D.C. Set Sports Betting Records During March MadnessBy: Grant Mitchell
New York, Maryland, and Washington D.C. revealed massive betting handles for the month of March that exceeded their previous record highs. New York, the nation’s leader in online sports betting, produced $230 million in revenue from casinos and legal and online sports betting sites.
Washington Woman Held For Treatment After Visiting Casino With TuberculosisBy: Grant Mitchell
The woman not only visited the casino after her diagnosis but used a public bus to travel to it. She remains in involuntary detention, testing and treatment at the Pierce County Jail after Judge Philip Sorenson authorized her arrest.
Massachusetts Regulators Reject DraftKings’ Request for Boston Marathon BettingBy: Grant Mitchell
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) refused to grant access for DraftKings to add the 26.2-mile race’s odds under the “special events” category. Betting on the famous test of endurance has never been an option in its host state in the past.
Jake Paul’s Betr Adds Traditional Sports Betting to Microbetting PlatformBy: Grant Mitchell
Betr, co-owned by industry veteran Joey Levy and internet superstar-turned-boxer Jake Paul, originally launched as a substitute for regular online sportsbooks. Instead of betting on which team would win a game or the final score, players could guess small outcomes such as the result of the next shot, pitch, or play.
The AGA Estimates $15.5 Billion Will be Wagered During March MadnessBy: Grant Mitchell
The popularity of bracket-filling is not lost on the AGA either. According to the survey, an estimated 56.3 million people plan to participate in a bracket contest while 31 million Americans will bet online with a sportsbook and another 21.5 million will exchange wagers casually with friends.
Black Mesa Casino Withholding $542k Prize from 74-Year-Old VeteranBy: Grant Mitchell
Tommy Wilson of Las Cruces said he hit the jackpot on February 25th, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The casino’s management retorted that the slot machine that was used to win the massive prize malfunctioned, meaning that the win does not count and will not result in a payout.
Caesars Building New Harrah’s Casino, Record-Breaking Racetrack in NebraskaBy: Grant Mitchell
While customers will have to wait until the new year to experience all that Harrah’s has to offer, the worldwide gaming giant is breaking the monotony with a temporary casino at AG Park in Columbus. That facility is expected to open this spring and will have 200+ casinos and horse racing simulcasts.
Snoop Dogg Joins Forces With Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform RoobetBy: Grant Mitchell
Roobet launched in 2019 as a division of Raw Entertainment B.V. Part of its goal is to be an innovator in gaming as it expands into the world of cryptocurrency amid the development of Web3.
Ohio Becomes Fifth State With Sports Betting Handle Above $1 BillionBy: Grant Mitchell
The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) revealed the final figures Tuesday. In addition to the massive handle, sportsbooks combined to earn $208.9 million in revenue. The 16 online operators produced $205 million of that total, compared to $3.2 million in revenue at 14 local sportsbooks.