Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 18 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday August 18, 2019.

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Pointsbet Catfish Bend Burlington Iowa Sportsbook to Open Monday

From SportsbookReview.com: "PointsBet will open tomorrow. Non-smoking. Will have blackjack and slots as well inside the lounge. Catfish Bend Burlington (SE IA Hwy-34/IL border)"

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — Sports betting is now legal in Iowa and Dubuque’s two casinos are preparing to offer sports wagering in their facilities.

The Q Casino has been renovating their sports bar to accommodate more customers coming in to gamble on sports. The added space will include their own sports book called Q Sportsbook.

The casino will have a dozen automated sports wagering kiosks on their casino floor, eight of them will be right outside the sports bar area.

General Manager of the Q Casino, Brian Rakestraw says they want to have everything up and running before college football and NFL season start. They will have sports betting available in their facility on August 22nd pending approval from the state.

Rakestraw says they will also have a phone app customers can place bets on within the facility. He says this will be available in the coming months.

The Diamond Jo will also have sports betting available on their casino floor in the coming months.

Why Los Angeles is US Sports Capital

UFC 241 Payouts

Stipe Miocic’s upset win over Daniel Cormier resulted in a payout of $122 on a $100 bet at BetOnline.

This wasn't the only upset of the night.

UFC President Dana White spoke to media following the conclusion of tonight’s UFC 241 event, discussing Nate Diaz earning a unanimous decision victory over ‘Showtime’ this evening.

“He is a needle mover now.” Dana White said of Nate Diaz.

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2019 MLB Record: 23-16-2 (58.9%) - No Plays Over -160

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

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

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

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