Showtime Sets ‘Action’ Docuseries Exploring Legalization Of Sports Gambling

by Ryan Rodenberg Showtime Sports Documentary Films is ready for you to take a gamble on their forthcoming four-part docuseries Action. The premium cabler’s new series will take a deep dive into the legalization of the once taboo industry of sports gambling and its evolving impact on the gambling community as the industry navigates a landmark 2018 court ruling. Action is […]

Map: Sports Betting in the United States

The map above shows the states where sports betting is currently legal, where sports betting has been approved but is not yet operational, where sports betting legislation has been introduced and is under consideration, and where sports betting legislation is reported to be forthcoming.

State-by-state sports betting bill tracker

After New Jersey’s Supreme Court victory last year, any state that wishes can legalize sports betting. At the same time various state lawmakers are considering sports betting legislation, Congress is too. Senators Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and now-retired Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, co-introduced comprehensive sports betting legislation at the end of 2018. On Sept. 27, 2018 the […]

Americans to bet $8.5 billion on 2019 March Madness

Nearly 50 million Americans will wager a collective $8.5 billion on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament better known as March Madness, according to the American Gaming Association (AGA). This year’s tournament — in which 68 college teams will compete for the national title — will be the first championship to take place since the Supreme Court in […]

A hundred years after the Black Sox scandal, MLB embraces baseball betting

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the 100th anniversary of the Black Sox gambling scandal that threatened to destroy the game, betting on baseball is front and center again in a way that must have Kennesaw Mountain Landis, the game’s first commissioner, spinning in his grave. Major League Baseball is embracing legal betting at unprecedented levels. The […]

Major League Soccer makes MGM betting deal, following NBA, MLB, NHL

In the 10 months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down PASPA, the federal ban on sports betting, last May, the five major U.S. pro sports leagues have now each made their first official betting partnerships. In August, the NBA announced MGM as its first official gaming partner. In October, the NHL did the same. In November, Major […]

North Carolina Sports Betting Almost Reality As Bill Passes Legislature

North Carolina is now extremely close to having legal sports betting after the legislature passed a bill on Monday. The House voted to authorize North Carolina sports betting at two Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian casinos by a vote of 90-27. The bill to add sports betting to Class III games offered by the Cherokee now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper‘s desk. Another […]

Finally, You can use a PA Online Casino and Sportsbook on iPhones, thanks to Sugarhouse

The Apple solution online casinos have promised for Pennsylvania online casinos is here. It may not be exactly what you expected, though. Essentially, the solution is an app produced by GeoComply, the company responsible for most geolocation solutions in the regulated US market. You can find it in the Apple app store under “GeoGuard Location Validator.” […]

Legal sports betting officially underway in New York

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state’s entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban […]

GeoGuard Is The iPhone Solution PA Bettors Were Waiting For

GeoGuard allows players to access browser-based games Online gambling has finally arrived on the iPhone. The FanDuel app went live this week, ready to download from the app store. And last week, SugarHouse’s online casino launched with a supported featured that gave users access via their Apple devices. In June, Apple changed its app store policies and required apps that utilize monetary transactions […]