Tennessee Pay Day Loans & Sports Betting Given Green Light

Tennessee lawmakers have decided (for the time being at least), that the state’s sportsbooks can continue to accept online wagers from payday loan customers.  A bill that sought to make the practice illegal has been withdrawn and will not be debated again until next year’s legislative session. Ultimately, the bill did not progress as the draft measures under consideration by lawmakers were not specific enough.

Michigan hits huge 2nd Full month – $383.7 million!

Sports betting in Michigan is off to a great start! The month of March 2021 (just the second full month of sports wagering for the Wolverine State) saw the state’s sports betting operators record a monster handle of $383.7 million. Of course, having a top seed in college basketball’s March Madness didn’t hurt either, as the tournament drove the nascent Michigan sports betting industry to new heights. The total sports handle was a 19.1% increase on the February handle number.

Indiana Online Sportsbooks Bounce Back with a Great March

After a less-than-stellar February, it didn’t take long for sportsbooks in Indiana to bounce back with some solid sports betting numbers in March, recording a 15.6% increase of the $273.9 million from February and jumping up to $316.7 million.

Nevada Approves Betting on the MLB World Series MVP

Nevada sports bettors received some good news this week – the state will now allow prop bets on MLB World Series MVP. The Silver State’s sportsbooks will be required to notify the state gaming regulator, the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s (NGCB) Enforcement Division if they wish to add the betting market.

The State of Arizona Legalizes Online Sports Betting

All of a sudden, a gaggle of states have found for legal online sports betting. Hot on the heels of New York and Wyoming legalizing online sports betting, the Grand Canyon State of Arizona is set to welcome online sports betting as early as this fall.

Iowa Posts a Sports Betting Handle Record in March

Powered by a surge of wagers on the College Basketball betting bonanza that is the March Madness tournament,  Iowa recorded its biggest ever sports betting month of March 2021.

New Illinois Sportsbook Launches Delayed by the Governor?

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker recently announced that the global pandemic emergency regulation that allowed online bettors to register remotely for online sportsbooks will end.

New York Officially Approves Online Sports Betting

New York will finally have online sports betting given lawmakers approval to adopt Governor Andrew Cuomo’s limited-operator model.

Colorado experiences 1st-ever Sports Betting Dip in February

Legal sports betting in Colorado suffered its first-ever monthly sports betting handle decline since the state launched legal sports wagering in May 2020. However, it’s not all doom-and-gloom. Putting things into perspective, despite an 18.5% decrease on the record January 2021 betting handle figure of $326.9 million and a slight dip on December 2020’s $284 million, the February sports betting handle still managed $266.5 million wagered in the Mile-High State for the month.

Michigan’s Detroit Tigers Announce Deal with BetMGM

Michigan’s much-beloved Detroit Tigers, one of the most storied franchises in the MLB have signed a deal to join with BetMGM online sportsbook in a multiyear sponsorship partnership.