Kawhi Leonard’s Sister Sentenced To Life In Prison For Casino MurderBy: Grant Mitchell
The $3.82 billion gaming win across the first three months of 2023 narrowly beat out the previous quarter’s record of $3.81 billion, set during the fourth quarter of 2022. The final month of the quarter, March, also marked the 25th consecutive month that at least $1 billion was earned in revenue.
Yahoo Sports Adds To List Of Offerings With Social Betting Platform WagrBy: Grant Mitchell
Wagr, a mobile-first platform, focuses on removing the intricacies of traditional sports betting and making it easy and accessible for groups of friends. Users can still bet on games but can do so in a more casual context, similar to how they might slap a twenty-dollar bill on the table during a game.
Massachusetts Reports $568 Million Sports Betting Handle For MarchBy: Grant Mitchell
According to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), verified online sportsbooks reported a betting handle in excess of $548 million in March. Notably, online sports betting only launched on March 10, meaning that just over 32% of the month’s days didn’t count towards the first-month online handle.
Professional Sports Teams Form Coalition for Responsible Gambling AdvertisingBy: Grant Mitchell
The Coalition for Responsible Sports Betting Advertising consists of the NFL, MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBA, WNBA, NHL, NBCUniversal and FOX. It was formed to help keep sports betting marketing on a path of integrity as the industry continues to grow exponentially.
PointsBet Hires Bank Group To Lead The Sale Of Its North Americans AssetsBy: Grant Mitchell
PointsBet had been in talks with Australian company Betr (not to be confused with micro-betting platform Betr, co-founded by Jake Paul) in late-2022 but was unable to reach a sale. It now hits the open market as the seventh-largest legal sports betting outfit in the states.
Massachusetts Officer “Justified” In Fatal Shooting Outside MGM SpringfieldBy: Grant Mitchell
Gulluni revealed that the aggressor was a 48-year-old male named William Tisdol from Hartford, Connecticut, less than a half-hour away from MGM Springfield. The deadly confrontation occurred on February 25 and came to a halt roughly one block away from the casino.
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.