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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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Bama and Georgia Open as Large Favorites Against Cincy and Michigan in CFP Semis

Bama and Georgia Open as Large Favorites Against Cincy and Michigan in CFP Semis

For the committee, this year was easier than ever to decide the College Football Playoff semifinal participants.

Seminole Tribe Suspends Florida Online Sports Betting App

Seminole Tribe Suspends Florida Online Sports Betting App

The Seminole Tribe of Florida shut down its online sports betting app Saturday after being dealt its latest legal defeat in a case that has halted a massive expansion of gambling throughout Florida.

Some Very Lopsided Betting in the NFL This Week

Some Very Lopsided Betting in the NFL This Week

Bookies will be sweating a few sides this week including the Colts seeing better than 90% of the wagering action against Houston.

2022 MLB Season to Start on Time Despite Lockout Possibilities Say Oddsmakers

2022 MLB Season to Start on Time Despite Lockout Possibilities Say Oddsmakers

MLB entered a lockout this week and BetOnline has activated a prop as to whether or not the 2022 season will start on time.

2021 Conference Championship Betting Action Revealed

2021 Conference Championship Betting Action Revealed

No team is seeing more heavy action than San Diego -6 (70%).

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