PlayUp Adds Sports Betting In Iowa, Indiana, iGaming In NJ

PlayUp

PlayUp has announced plans for mobile sportsbooks in Indiana and Iowa. They also plan to expand their New Jersey offerings to include iGaming. Their Iowa and Indiana sportsbooks will be operated via a partnership with Caesar’s entertainment. LAS VEGAS – PlayUp has reportedly gained access to three new states for sports betting and iGaming offerings. … Read more

New Jersey Man Steals Identities, Opens 1800 Online Gambling Accounts

Sportsbook Account Identity Theft

A New Jersey man stole identities to open more than 1800 online gambling accounts. The man also committed other financial crimes, such as fraudulently applying for unemployment. Police arrested the man on May 14, 2021. AUDOBON, N.J. – A New Jersey man is accused of stealing identities to open more than 1800 online gambling accounts. … Read more

BetMGM Announces Partnership With NYRA Bets

Nyra Bets

BetMGM has partnered with NYRA Bets to offer horse race wagering. NYRA Bets is the official betting app of the New York Racing Association. The NYRA runs the Belmont Stakes, which kicks off on Saturday. LAS VEGAS – BetMGM has partnered with NYRA Bets to offer horse race wagering, marking a new development in their … Read more

Illinois Online Gambling Bill Does Not Pass In 2021 Session

Illinois Legislature

HB 3142, the Internet Gaming Act, did not pass during Illinois’ legislative session. This means that fans of online gambling might have to wait another year at least. SB 521 did pass, easing restrictions on collegiate sports betting in Illinois. LAS VEGAS – Illinois had set itself on a path to be one of the … Read more

Tennessee Online Sportsbooks Bring In $1 Billion In First Six Months

Tennessee Revenue

Tennessee has set a record for sports betting handle in the first six months of operations. More than $1 billion in sports bets have been placed at Tennessee’s sportsbooks. Tennessee uses only online sportsbooks, with no retail or brick and mortar sportsbooks allowed in the state. LAS VEGAS – Tennessee’s unique online-only sportsbook model has … Read more

Alabama’s All-Inclusive Gambling Bill Might Be Dead

Alabama Senate

Alabama’s lawmakers seem to have ground their potential online gambling bill into the ground. Disagreements over how licenses were determined and where the money was set to go may have torpedoed SB 319. The replacement bill, which would only legalize lottery gameplay, was too little too late, it seems. LAS VEGAS – Alabama, which seemed … Read more

TransUnion Enters US Sports Betting Market As ID Verification Service

TransUnion Gaming

TransUnion, a major credit reporting agency, is moving into the online gambling world. They aim to provide better sportsbook protections to consumers, and better identity validation to sportsbooks. This could impact bettors who like to use bonuses to guarantee profit. LAS VEGAS – Online sportsbooks are still new to many bettors in the US, and … Read more

BetMGM Poker App Launches In Michigan

BetMGM Poker Michigan

BetMGM’s poker app is now available in Michigan. The app is available on iPhone and Android, as well as online via a mobile website. Michigan will be the second state in which BetMGM operates a poker app. LAS VEGAS – BetMGM has announced that they are opening online poker to Michigan-based customers. This announcement makes … Read more

Online Lottery Could Boost VA To Record Lottery Revenue

Virginia Online Lottery

Virginia’s online lottery has paid out over $400 million to lottery winners. It has raised more than $436 million in total revenue, a bit more than 20% of lottery revenue overall. The biggest individual online win was $2 million. LAS VEGAS – Virginia’s online lottery paid out a significant amount of money to players while … Read more

Missouri Bill Would Legalize Online Gambling, Not Just Sports Betting

Missouri Online Gambling

Missouri has three bills in the State Senate to legalize sports betting. However, a bill in the House would legalize online casino gambling. This bill would allow for a 12% tax rate on online gambling, and three skins per casino. LAS VEGAS – Online sports betting could be coming to the state of Missouri in … Read more