Gambling

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.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/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.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/21/2021

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.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/21/2021

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.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/21/2021

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.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/20/2021

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Pardoned by Trump in Final Hour

Pro Sports Bettor Billy Walters Pardoned by Trump in Final Hour

William “Billy″ T. Walters, the retired professional sports bettor and businessman, expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump for granting him clemency and regaining his freedom while continuing to maintain his innocence in a highly publicized insider-trading case.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/20/2021

Pennsylvania Gambling Revenue Fell By More Than 20% in 2020

Pennsylvania Gambling Revenue Fell By More Than 20% in 2020

Beset by state-ordered closures during the pandemic, casinos and other gambling operators in Pennsylvania reported a drop in 2020′s revenues of more than one-fifth the previous year, even as their take from online gambling and sports betting skyrocketed.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/20/2021

Armed Robbery Defendant Sues Harrah's Casino for $10 Million

Armed Robbery Defendant Sues Harrah's Casino for $10 Million

"Security could have prevented me from getting hurt if they wanted. But I was just another (racial slur). You will see this when you see the DVD," Darryl Allen assured the judges.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2021

Man Charged With Impersonating Cop, Kidnapping Two Women Leaving Casino

Man Charged With Impersonating Cop, Kidnapping Two Women Leaving Casino

A Phoenix man is accused of impersonating a police officer and following two women from a casino.  He allegedly kidnapped and robbed both of them.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/20/2021

Rovell Claims Barstool Sports "Making History" With 19.1 Hold Percentage

Rovell Claims Barstool Sports "Making History" With 19.1 Hold Percentage

Action Network's Darren Rovell claimed Tuesday that Barstool Sportsbook "made more money from their bettors per dollar than any book in history" last month.  He noted they were third in overall action in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania.

Submitted by Tony Caliente on, Jan/19/2021

Online Gambling Kicks Off in Michigan Friday

Online Gambling Kicks Off in Michigan Friday

In-state licensed sportsbooks and online casinos can now begin taking bets from Michigan residents and visitors beginning Noon Friday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/19/2021

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team Dog +3.5

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team Dog +3.5

Gambling911.com looks at games that featured the home team as a primary +3.5 home dog

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/18/2021

Bookie Sports Betting Solution for UFC 257 McGregor vs. Poirier Fight in Northwest Texas

Bookie Sports Betting Solution for UFC 257 McGregor vs. Poirier Fight in Northwest Texas

AcePerHead offers an excellent sports betting solution and full service Pay Per Head that includes live customer service and prop generation for UFC 257 and is available in Northwest Texas.

Submitted by Tyrone Black on, Jan/18/2021

Plug Pulled on Plan to Blow Up Trump Plaza in Final Hour

Plug Pulled on Plan to Blow Up Trump Plaza at Last Minute

An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/18/2021

One Man Critically Injured Following Vegas Strip Shooting Sunday

One Man Critically Injured Following Vegas Strip Shooting Sunday

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. David Gordon conveyed to reporters late Sunday that the suspect in a Vegas Strip shooting had been captured at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2021

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team -10

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team -10

Gambling911.com looks at games that featured the home team a a primary -3 home favorite.  We look at the line moves around this number and the final results.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/17/2021

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team -3

NFL Betting Line Analysis: Home Team -3

Gambling911.com looks at games that featured the home team a a primary -3 home favorite.  We look at the line moves around this number and the final results.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, Jan/17/2021

Bookies Guide to Sharps and Squares

Bookies Guide to Sharps and Squares

When running an online sportsbook it is important to understand the difference between the two key types of players: Sharps and squares.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, Jan/15/2021

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

Bragg Gaming Launches With Betway

ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company ( TSXV: BRAG, OTC:BRGGF ), announced today that its entire RGS portfolio has gone live with leading global online sports betting and casino operator Betway via their market-leading ORYX Hub platform. Betway is licensed in several key jurisdictions. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2021

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Payments Crucial to Ongoing Growth of US Online Sports-Betting Market

Quickly and easily receiving payouts of winnings is the most important factor for U.S. sports bettors when selecting an online sportsbook, and prioritized by 37% of players, according to research released today by Paysafe, a leading integrated payments platform. The latest All the Ways Players Pay report also suggests that offering digital wallets and other alternative payment methods allows sportsbooks to overcome the challenge of card declines.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/14/2021

Record Year for NJ Sports Betting; Casinos, Not So Much

Record Year for NJ Sports Betting; Casinos, Not So Much

New Jersey took nearly $1 billion worth of sports bets in December, an encouraging finish to a year in which coronavirus closures and restrictions sent overall gambling revenue down nearly 17%.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/13/2021

Casino Billionaire, GOP Mega Donor Sheldon Adelson Dies

Casino Billionaire, GOP Mega Donor Sheldon Adelson Dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2021

5 Ways to Improve How You Run Your Online Sportsbook in 2021

5 Ways to Improve How You Run Your Online Sportsbook in 2021

If you run your own online sportsbook, Gambling911.com presents five ways to improve how you do so and increase profitability, courtesy of our friends at PricePerPlayer.com. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/12/2021

US Sports Bet Revenue Could hit $3B in 2021; NY Backs Mobile

US Sports Bet Revenue Could hit $3B in 2021; NY Backs Mobile

On a day when New York’s governor did an about-face and embraced mobile sports betting as a way to deal with financial losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, a company that tracks gambling legislation and performance predicted that revenue from legal sports betting could reach $3.1 billion in 2021 and as much as $10 billion within five years.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/06/2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Push for Mobile Sports Betting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Push for Mobile Sports Betting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has change of heart concerning legalizing mobile sports betting

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2021

BetAmerica Sportsbook to be Absorbed Into TwinSpires

BetAmerica Sportsbook to be Absorbed Into TwinSpires

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today it will move to a single brand strategy for its online wagering segment by rebranding the Company’s sportsbook and iGaming platform as TwinSpires.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/05/2021

GAN Limited Completes Acquisition of Coolbet

GAN Limited Completes Acquisition of Coolbet

GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading business-to-business supplier of internet gaming software-as-a-service solutions to the U.S. land-based casino industry, today announced the completion of the Vincent Group p.l.c. (“Coolbet”) acquisition for a total purchase price of €149.1 million (or $175.9 million) 1 in cash and stock, as adjusted pursuant to the Share Exchange Agreement.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/05/2021

High-Scoring Title Game Expected as Alabama Opens as TD favorite

High-Scoring Title Game Expected as Alabama Opens as TD favorite

Offensive fireworks are expected at the CFP National Championship between Alabama and Ohio State.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/02/2021

Florida Sports Betting Bill Filed for 2021

Florida Sports Betting Bill Filed for 2021

As many Americans prepare to finish out their fantasy football seasons this week, a State Senator is hoping next year you may be able to legally play for money. 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Dec/30/2020

William Hill Launches Washington D.C. Mobile Sports Book

William Hill Launches Washington D.C. Mobile Sports Book

William Hill US, America’s leading sports book operator, today launched its William Hill Sports Book App in Washington D.C., following approval of the D.C. Office of Lottery and Gaming. Available for use within a two-block radius around Capital One Arena (excluding federal buildings), the William Hill mobile app offers sports fans a betting experience with a broad and deep array of markets and bet types, including Parlay Cards and live InPlay wagering for their favorite teams, all at a tap of a finger. The app also includes a quick and secure registration process and various options to deposit and withdraw funds.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/29/2020

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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.

Challenges in Starting Your New Online Casinos

Challenges in Starting Your New Online Casinos

Online casinos are a reality and are here to stay. They simply offer more than land-based casinos and are much more fun to enjoy. New online casinos are popping up on the Internet every week, so many people believe it’s easy to start one. However, launching a new online casino is a logistics nightmare. 

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.