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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 19, 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Nov/19/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Tuesday November 19, 2019.


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Bill Pre-Filed In Virginia To Legalize Sports Betting In 2020

On Monday, Virginia Republican Delegate Barry D. Knight pre-filed House Bill No. 4 (HB 4).  It will authorize gambling in the commonwealth with regulation by the Virginia Lottery Board.  Casino gambling is currently not permitted in the commonwealth.

The state’s General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1126 in the last session.  It commissioned a study that looked at laws in other states and the economic impact of casino gambling.

Both HB 4 and SB 1126 would allow for casinos to be built in “any city in which at least 40 percent of the assessed value of all real estate in such locality is exempt from local property taxation”.

In regard to sports betting, mobile betting is not addressed, nor is taxation.  In-person registration is also not addressed. 

In fact, only the regulatory body - that being the Virginia Lottery Board - is among the few issues addressed.

To date, most southern states opting to allow sports wagering have steered clear of mobile platforms.  These include Mississippi, North Carolina and Arkansas.  Tennessee appears to be a bit of an outlier as they will only permit mobile sports wagering as the state does not have any land-based casinos. 

Opposition Comes Quickly Against FL Sports Betting Legislation

John Sowinski, the leader of the Voters in Charge group that pushed the Amendment 3 ballot initiative in the 2018 mid-term election, has come out swinging against sports betting legislation introduced by State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-FL) Sunday.

Amendment 3 stipulates “that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida.”

That amendment was pushed forth by none other than unlikely bedfellows Disney and the Seminoles.  Disney does not want any gambling expansion while the Seminoles do not want any competition.

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NJ Sports Betting Continues to Set Records

Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show that the state’s licensed digital and land-based sportsbooks combined for a handle of $487.9 million in October.

Revenue also rose significantly last month to $46.4 million, up more than $8 million from September.

Of the near half-billion dollars wagered legally in October, a whopping 85.4% ($417 million) came via online channels.

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Our Free Picks Record November 19

2019 NFL Record: 3-9 (0%)

2019 College Football Record: 4-2 (66.6%)

2019 MLB Record: 26-18-2 (59%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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Why Offshore Sportsbooks Will Never Die

Why Offshore Sportsbooks Will Never Die

When the Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that the federal government was wrong to stand in the way of legal sports betting and that each state could enact its own sports betting laws, people on the fringes of the industry believed that this marked the beginning of the end for offshore bookmakers.

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

Video Evidence NFL Players Involved in Poker Game Armed Robbery

The New York Daily News reports that video evidence, Instagram DMs, and testimony show payoff cover-ups for NFL players DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar tied to an alleged armed robbery that occurred on May 13 in Miramar, Fla.

Can I Bet on Mybookie.ag From Iowa

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Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

Butcher Facing Federal Gambling Charges

A North Shore butcher tangled up more than a decade ago over accusations of illegal sports gambling now faces criminal charges in federal court, prosecutors announced Thursday.

NJ Halts Bets on Ukrainian Table Tennis Due to Match Fixing

NJ Halts Bets on Ukrainian Table Tennis Due to Match Fixing

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Thursday ordered all sportsbooks to cease taking bets on Ukrainian table tennis.

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