There’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not enough time to sleep and eat and keep up with what’s happening on our crazy blue dot (two out of three isn’t bad). Here’s the weekend’s Sports Handle article, ‘Get a Grip’, which rounds up the top of the week US Sportsbook Headlines, highlighting some fresh news and summarizing important stories.
Top stories about our network this week
Unless you live in a cave or are consumed 24 hours a day by nothing but sports betting — or horror upon horror, both — it’s hard to miss that there’s a major election taking place in the US on Tuesday. Much of the sports betting industry’s focus has been on two Californian initiatives that were deemed unlikely, but there are numerous gubernatorial races across the country where the outcome could impact whether and how these states proceed with expanding their gambling industries.
Despite California’s apparently threatened efforts after big investments from the likes of FanDuel and DraftKings, voters in many states have approved such referendums. In fact, this happened just two years ago in four different states, though they’ve taken different paths in getting voters’ requests made since then.
Unlike other countries, betting on election results is still taboo in sports betting in the US, but the PredictIt site makes it possible on a smaller scale. It’s interesting to compare the betting odds there with what polls are saying about the expected outcome of Tuesday’s election, particularly for US Senate control.
sports grip and its network of offices and associates will analyze the implications of Tuesday’s election results for the future of the sports betting and gaming industry. We’ll be covering a lot more, as last week’s reports show.
Oh come on and tell us DK we won’t share
DraftKings welcomes improved prices at media deals, remains silent on ESPN talks
Tennessee is a handsome toddler
Tennessee is celebrating two years of legal mobile sports betting
Nothing stops a Hard Rock from rolling
Hard Rock’s expansion plans are set to continue in 2023
We keep hearing about this esports thing
Is sports betting important to the future of sports in the United States?
Say goodbye to Vie, the first eSports betting site to die in New Jersey
Let’s talk about addiction in front of the barrel
Bet it on the Greek: fraternities and sports betting
Yes, I have a question: When???
Answering key questions about launching mobile betting in Maryland
Gosh, these Fanatics guys must mean business
Fanatics strengthens the sports betting team with the recruitment of prominent lobbyist Brandt Iden
You can never have enough frontons
Dania Beach Casino provides Jai Alai with a second foothold in the USA
Believe it, Hoosiers
Jake Paul’s business gains access to Indiana sportsbook
The winner can even afford to buy gasoline
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s draw is nearing an all-time record
I can’t blame them for trying
Little River Band may resubmit plans for Fruitport Casino
Some Ohioans will have a Happy New Year
DraftKings is offering an amazing $100,000 free bet opportunity
And if it’s numbers you want…
FanDuel in a dominant position in the New York market
Colorado hits $50 million in sports betting revenue in September
Virginia last set a record for sports betting revenue in September
Launch of Caesars betting kiosks in Ontario
Caesars Sportsbook on Thursday unveiled 10 new sportsbook kiosks at a casino in Windsor, Ontario. The launch came less than a week after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that casino service providers could move forward with the introduction of retail sportsbooks across the province.
The kiosks offer betting on a variety of sports, as well as an option for customers to place bets in the game, Caesars said in a statement. The company sees the kiosks as just the beginning of the expansion of sports betting at Caesars Windsor.
“These sportsbook kiosks are Phase 1 of what we will be offering at Caesars Windsor, with an upcoming opening of a full-service Caesars Sportsbook with restaurants, bar service and sportsbook all in one location,” said Kevin Laforet, who serves as President at Caesars windsor
– Matt Rybaltowski
— Caesars Windsor (@CaesarsWindsor) November 3, 2022
BetDEX acquires groundbreaking betting license
The Isle of Man Gambling Regulatory Commission this week granted BetDEX a sportsbook license in what is believed to be the first time a blockchain regulated betting exchange has been cleared in a physical jurisdiction.
Founded by three former FanDuel executives including ex-CEO Nigel Eccles, BetDEX launched in late August on the open-source Monaco protocol. In theory, it gives anyone who wants it – including major US sportsbooks – access to their code, which is currently geared towards football betting. At the time, a BetDEX spokesman said sports grip, “The immediate focus of the team is on acquiring licenses for international markets. The US is not a priority for this year.”
– Mike Seeley
More of the most important, most interesting stories
LARGE PRINT REQUIRED IN BIG STATE: Sports Betting in Texas? Several sports teams, organizations pushing for legalization [KPRC]
SAND FOLDING HIS HAND: Sands is reportedly dropping legal online gambling efforts [The Nevada Independent]
MADNESS AHEAD AT NASHVILLE: FanDuel Bracket City Live Festival is coming to Nashville [WSMV]
FanDuel Bracket City Live, a free three-day festival of music, basketball and action, will take over Lower Broadway next March. Music City becomes Bracket City, coinciding with the first rounds of college basketball’s postseason. https://t.co/PbMy4RmJuy
— Main Street Nashville (@MainNashville) November 2, 2022
GET SOME HELP IN ARKANSAS: Arkansas Problem Gambling Council will work as a treatment provider for Arkansans with gambling disorders [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette]
ANOTHER PROVINCE JOINS iFRENZY: Saskatchewan’s first legal online gaming platform is now live [Global News]
WASHINGTON STATE ADDS SOME BETS: 12 Tribes casinos now offer sports betting [KPQ]