Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 7 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Friday June 7, 2019.

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New York State Schedules Sports Betting Vote

3:18 pm ET - On Monday, June 10, the state Gaming Commission has scheduled a 1 p.m. vote in New York City on proposed rules governing the operation and licensing of limited sports betting statewide.

Senator Joseph Addabbo, D-Queens has even revised his mobile sports betting bill to include in-person wagering at arenas and other sports venues that do not have casinos such as Madison Square Garden and Yankees Stadium.

Some of the top sports venues in the state will be excluded however.  These include Citi Field (the Mets), the Nassau Coliseum (Islanders) and New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills.  Each plays in a county where gambling is already offered.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reluctant to allow mobile sports betting however.  A decision regarding mobile and online wagering must be made by June 19.

A tax of 8.5 and 12 per cent would be imposed on land-based and mobile betting, respectively.  Should this bill pass, it would be the first to feature a controversial sports league “Integrity fee”, in this case 0.2 percent.

If you are wondering what the odds of passage might be, Matthew Kredell  of LegalSportsReport pretty much summed it up like this: "Until the narrative coming from the governor’s office changes, the odds of legal and regulated sports bets being placed at Madison Square Garden are worse than the odds of Kevin Durant playing there in a Knicks uniform."

Gambling Revenues in Ohio Rise Above 10 Percent

3:18 pm ET - Revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos rose 10.4 percent from May a year ago, reports released Friday’s by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions showed.

Locally, revenue jumped 9.3% at the MGM Northfield Park, 15% at JACK Cleveland Casino and 17.3% at JACK Thistledown Racino.

Statewide revenue totaled $169.4 million, up from $153.5 million in May 2018.

Today's Big MLB Line and Total Shifts

1:59 pm ET - Philly has dropped from -150 to -118 hosting the Reds.  The Mets have climbed from -177 to -197.  The line on the Angels has gone from -153 to -187.

Top Consensus Plays MLB

1:59 pm ET - Cubs, Phillies, Twins, Yankees, Astros, Angels, Dodgers.  The LA Dodgers look like the biggest consensus play of the day facing San Francisco with nearly 80% of the action followed by Houston at 77%, Phillies and the Twins at 76%.

Professional Sports Bettor Elaborates More on William Hill 'Limits' Policy

1:35 pm ET - If you caught our piece here at Gambling911.com discussing the ordeal of professional sports bettor Gadoon “Spanky” Kyrollos, it would have become quite obvious he is no fan of William Hill's New Jersey-based sportsbook.

Today, Spanky offered this tweet:

When @davehill77 first walked into @WilliamHillUS and asked what the betting limit was, the supervisor replied “There are no limits”. Soon after he was limited to 1k. Limits are listed on every table game in a casino and should be required on every sport/bettype in the sportsbook

You can check out the responses here

UK Online Gambling Revenue On The Rise Again In Spite Of Total Market Decline

12:53 pm ET -  Per the UK Gambling Commission, there has been a 2.9% in the online gambling market in the United Kingdom.   At the same time, we have seen a sharp decline in gaming machine revenue from the local betting shops, the first such decline in seven years.   Actual betting shops are on the decline, down from 9,128 in March 2012 and 8,555 in September 2018 to 8,423 this May.  Read More Here

Two AFL Stars Lose $1 Million Each on Gambling

9:41 am ET -  A player from a Victorian team and another from an interstate club, have gambled seven figures and now owe $1million each.

One footballer kept going to the toilet to check results from a racing bet at a function to hide his addiction from his partner.

He won $95,000 and returned to the event without saying a word to anyone.

Another player had lost $800,000, while struggling to keep his marriage together and had seen six psychologists.  Read More Here

Breaking Down Numbers in Illinois Gambling Expansion

9:31 am ET - ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that on Friday took a deep look at gambling expansion in the Prairie State following passage of a bill to allow sports betting in both the House and Senate. 

In addition to a new industry coming to Illinois in the form of sports betting, the bill dramatically increases the number of video gaming machines statewide to more than  to more than 7,000 with maximum bets on each machine from $2 to $4, and allows individual locations to create jackpots up to $10,000.  These machines will also be making an appearance in Chicago's two airports: O'Hare and Midway.

The real noticable gambling expansion will be with sports betting with 2,500 kiosks planned in locations that sell lottery tickets in the first year and another 2,500 a year or so later.  These will be cropping up in sports arenas, ballparks and stadiums throughout Chicago, including Wrigley Field and Soldier Field.

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