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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - August 31 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/31/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Saturday August 31, 2019.


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Firm Benefitting From DC Sports Betting Has No Employees or Execs

The Washington Post reports that the Greek company Intralot, which last month received a $215 million contract to bring sports gambling to the nation’s capital and to continue running its lottery, says more than half the work will go to a small D.C. firm — a condition that helped the gaming giant win the no-bid contract.

So which firm is set to receive more than half the work?

Veterans Services Corp will “perform the ENTIRE subcontract with its own organization and resources".

But how?

From the Washington Post:

Veterans Services appears to have no employees, according to interviews and District records. Until recently, the company’s website touted executives who didn’t work there. The man who leads it, Emmanuel Bailey, is a Maryland resident who is employed by an Intralot subsidiary, public records and company financial statements show.

It appears that neighboring Maryland refused to take the bait when Veterans Services sought to run that state’s lottery.

Maryland’s lottery director, Gordon Medenica, recommended against the proposal during a 2017 meeting of the Maryland’s Board of Public Works, saying the joint venture’s structure “kept changing on us.”

“We asked several times about who would be responsible for what,” he said, and Intralot “presented us with a lot of suggestions that they would be responsible for everything.”

The Washington Post covers this story in detail here

Our Free Picks Record August 31

2019 College Football Record: 1-0 (100%) - No Plays Over -160

2019 MLB Record: 26-17-2 (60.4%) - 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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FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group Brings FanDuel Sportsbook & Casino to Michigan

FanDuel Group, in collaboration with MotorCity Casino, officiallylaunched a fully integrated, real money online gaming experience for residents and visitors to the state of Michigan Friday January 22, 2021.

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Can't Bet the Cavs From Virginia

Sports betting officially launched in the commonwealth of Virginia Thursday, courtesy of FanDuel.  You just can't bet your beloved Cavaliers there.  A number of offshore sportsbooks the likes of BetUS are still accessible from Virginia and do take bets on the Cavs, so no worries there.

Bill to Expand Sports Gambling Introduced in Washington State Legislature

Bill to Expand Sports Gambling Introduced in Washington State Legislature

A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced in the state Legislature for the second consecutive year.

Indiana Casino Bigwig Fights State Over Ouster Order

Indiana Casino Bigwig Fights State Over Ouster Order

A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is fighting state regulators’ attempts to force him to give up his stake in a Lake Michigan casino and a $300 million new casino project in Gary.

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump: Ran Illegal Sportsbook

The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring.

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