Category: Sports

Six additional sports betting operators seek Tennessee approval

Six more sports gambling operators could be added to the eight already operating in the state, Tennessee Sports Wagering Advisory Council Executive Director Mary Beth Thomas said Thursday. The Sports Wagering Advisory Council, which met Thursday, took over regulation of the sports betting on Jan. 1 from the Tennessee Education Education Lottery and will be […]

September and October see $777 million in Arizona sports wagers

The Grand Canyon state saw more than $777 million in wagers combined in September and October of 2021, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming. In September, $291.2 million in wagers established Arizona’s entrance into commercial operations as the best debut among the six states which launched operations through the first 11 months of 2021. […]

Andy Murray, Stefanos Tsitsipas and that seven-minute toilet break – can you cheat if you don’t break the rules?

The standout men’s first-round match at this year’s US Open Tennis Championships pitted former world number one, Andy Murray, against number three seed, Stefanos Tsitsipas. The match showcased different generations and contrasting styles: Murray, a tactical genius returning from long-term injury, and Tsitsipas, a rising star with every conceivable shot at his disposal. After four gruelling sets, Tsitsipas […]

Mobile sports betting to launch in New York this weekend

Mobile sports betting in New York can begin as early as this weekend after the state’s Gaming Commission announced Thursday that four operators have met the guidelines for launching. Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel and Rush Street Interactive can all start accepting wagers any time after 9 am ET Saturday, the Gaming Commission said in a […]

If Qatar can silence critics with a strong tournament, an Olympic bid could be next

When FIFA picked Qatar as the first Middle Eastern country to host the men’s football World Cup in 2022, some considered it a bold gamble. Others thought it was a mistake – including former FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Since then, controversy has never been far from a mega-event which is now less than a year away. Aside from allegations of bribery […]

Colorado sports betting totaled $475M in November

Colorado’s total sports betting handle for November eclipsed $475 million, according to the latest figures from the Department of Revenue (DOR).  The total represents a 3% decline since October when the state raked in a record $491 million in total wagers. However, it also represents a growth rate of more than 105% when compared to the $223 […]

How we showed bamboo cricket bats could usher in a new, more sustainable epoch for the sport

For nearly 200 years, willow has been the principal material used in the production of cricket bats. English white willow is particularly sought after, famed for its aesthetically pleasing colour and grain structure as well as for its ideal combination of lightness and rigidity. But because willow takes a long time to mature, its supply is low and decreasing. […]

Sports wagering, online casino gambling nets state $1.7 million in revenue

Returns for the first month of sports wagering and online casino gaming have netted the state nearly $2 million in revenue. Gov. Ned Lamont announced in a news release the state generated $1.7 million, with $513,000 generated from sports wagering and an additional $1.2 million in revenue coming from online casino games. The revenue will be placed […]

Noem asks lawmakers to reconsider girls’ sports legislation

Gov. Kristi Noem is asking the South Dakota Legislature to reintroduce a bill that would require participants on women’s and girls’ sports teams at the K-12 and collegiate level to have been designated as “female” at birth. The South Dakota General Assembly passed a similar bill earlier this year, but Noem vetoed the bill, saying […]

Ohio economists uncertain about sports betting impact

A group of Ohio economists are not as certain about the economic impact of legalized sports betting in Ohio as a national gaming research group that predicted the state eventually would be one of the largest gambling markets in the country. Only 10 of the 23 state economists surveyed agreed legalized sports betting would outweigh […]