Drake Forfeits $400k as Jake Paul Loses Boxing Match to Tommy FuryBy: Grant Mitchell
Paul entered the fight with a 6-0 professional record, which included wins over MMA stars Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and most recently, Anderson Silva. He was a small favorite in sportsbooks but a large favorite in pre-fight trash talk to defeat Fury, the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Professional Sports Teams Try Again for Legal Sports Betting in MissouriBy: Grant Mitchell
Among the attendees were St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III, who has been an outspoken supporter of many failed movements to legalize sports betting in The Show-Me State. He encouraged senators to combine parts from the bills in a massive overhaul to the gaming ecosystem.
March Madness Betting Rocked Markets Last Year, What’s to Come this Time?By: Grant Mitchell
The 68-team bracket will be unveiled on “Selection Sunday” March 12, and the games begin on March 14. The American Gaming Association’s pre-tournament estimates before last year’s tournament suggested that over $3.1 billion in wagers would be placed, and that figure is expected to rise again this year.
Georgia Policymakers Look to Legalize Sports Betting Without Usual VoteBy: Grant Mitchell
State constitutional amendments require the aforementioned two-thirds vote. However, the officials in question are pushing bills in both chambers of congress that would create a legal sports betting market by statute. This only requires a majority vote instead of the full two-thirds support.
Drake Drops $1 Million on Chiefs to Win Super Bowl, Kelce MVP, and MoreBy: Grant Mitchell
In a post shared on his Instagram, he revealed his “psychotic” bets that could win a total of over $4.5 million. Among his many bets, he is riding with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles and secure their second Super Bowl in four years.
Super Bowl LVII Betting Expected to Produce Another Record Betting HandleBy: Grant Mitchell
The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles head into what should be an ultra-competitive Super Bowl LVII as the top seeds from their respective conferences. More importantly—for sportsbooks, at least—Philadelphia’s home state of Pennsylvania has legal sports betting, while nearby Kansas also accepts legal wagers.
Massachusetts Regulators Reviewing Casinos’ Sports Betting Catalog ComplianceBy: Grant Mitchell
The full details are not immediately available, but Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) agenda item says they are being investigated for “compliance with the Approved Massachusetts Sports Wagering Catalog.” It is unknown what the repercussions, if they are any, could be.
The Super Bowl “Script” Sees Shortened Odds for a 37-34 Eagles Win Over the ChiefsBy: Grant Mitchell
Joked that the league had a script on how the season would play out before it even began. A now-suspended Twitter account posted a picture of the supposed script, which said that the Philadelphia Eagles would beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-34.
Los Angeles Rams Running Back Wins Over $500k Playing Poker in Las VegasBy: Grant Mitchell
Ronnie Rivers, 24, won $514,837 playing three-card poker while in town to celebrate his and his mother’s birthday. Local television station KTNV reported that Rivers produced a royal flush between his three cards and the dealer's three cards to secure the “Mega Progressive Jackpot.”
Massachusetts Sports Betting Finally Launches in Three Local CasinosBy: Grant Mitchell
Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor helped launch the new legal sports betting market after being previously approved as operators. Massachusetts is now the 33rd state with a legal and live sports betting ecosystem.
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