Minnesota Illegal TikTok Casino Gambling Ring Being Heavily InvestigatedBy: Grant Mitchell
According to an agent with the Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division (AGED), two men are charging a 25% premium to place bets at slot machines in Minnesota casinos on behalf of their followers. They record the bets being placed and the eventual outcome and broadcast it for everyone to see.
Dayton Coach Says Players Receive More Hate Since Sports Betting LaunchBy: Grant Mitchell
Anthony Grant, head coach at the University of Dayton, spoke at a Tuesday press conference on threats and other negative comments that the Flyers have received online since the market launched on New Year’s day, telling critics “we don’t need you.”
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Supports Legalization of Texas Sports BettingBy: Grant Mitchell
Many states around America—36 to be exact (plus Washington D.C.)—already have legal sports betting markets. Texas, however, remains one of the few states that have not kept up with the times. Jones is encouraging lawmakers to consider the positives that would come from reversing the precedent.
New York Sports Betting Bill Would Increase Operators, Cut Tax RatesBy: Grant Mitchell
Under the framework of [the] bill, New York would have at least 14 online operators up and running by the end of January 2024, and no less than 16 by the same time a year later. There would also be a tax cut for operators.
DraftKings Bettor Loses $1.4 Million As Jaguars Come Back on ChargersBy: Grant Mitchell
The anonymous gambler placed a live bet with -12500 odds, meaning that they would have profited just $11,000 from their enormous bet. Much to the bettor’s assured horror, the Chargers blew a 27-0 lead and lost 31-30 eliminating them from playoff contention.
Hawaii Lawmakers’ Sports Betting Bill Blocks Industry Giants like FanDuelBy: Grant Mitchell
The group of policymakers has proposed a bill that would allow sports betting and poker in Oahu, the most-populated Hawaiian island, but bans the top operators in the industry from joining the market. This means that FanDuel, DraftKings, and other gambling giants would be locked out.
New RICO Suit Against Wynn Resorts Owner Steve Wynn Dropped in CourtBy: Grant Mitchell
The lawsuit was levied by Angelica Limcaco, an ex-salon manager at Wynn Las Vegas. She previously sued him in 2018 for alleged sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately rejected the woman’s case.
Rob Gronkowski to Kick for $10 million at FanDuel During the Super BowlBy: Grant Mitchell
Now, he is back to try his hand as a kicker. If he converts from 25 yards, he will win FanDuel bettors $10 million in free bets, and if he misses, well, let’s hope he practiced his smile.
Cleveland Browns Fire Radio Host Bernie Kosar for Betting on Steelers GameBy: Grant Mitchell
While live on The Bernie Kosar Show With Hanford Dixon last week, Kosar said that he was betting $19,000 on the Browns to beat their AFC North rivals, the Steelers. The former national champion at the University of Miami wore #19 during his playing days.
Missouri Lawmakers Apply Pressure with Two Sports Betting PropositionsBy: Grant Mitchell
Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has already pre-filed Senate Bill (SB) 30, which he says would create $10-20 million in funding for Missouri schools through the legalization of sports betting. Several other policymakers are backing the effort as Missouri looks to join six of its eight neighboring states.
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