Another weekly round up of all the latest US sports betting developments from our colleagues across the Atlantic at SportsHandle.
DraftKings Sportsbook Fully Launches: What’s Up and What You’ll See
The DraftKings Sportsbook soft launch period is over and is now open to all players in New Jersey, the company announced on Monday. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the DFS-turned-sportsbook operator’s mobile sports betting app/web platform went live on an invite-only basis, the first such app available amongst the New Jersey sports betting licensees.
In full here.
Ohio Lawmaker Wants to School Himself, Colleagues on Sports Betting
Ohio state senator John Eklund (R-District 18) had an “aha! moment” with regards to sports betting earlier this year.
“At one point, I may have had a preconceived notion” about what sports betting in Ohio would look like, Eklund said. “Like who is going to regulate and what will the tax rate be, but there is much more to this than that.
Read more here.
Legal Sports Betting In The US: The British are Coming! The British are Coming! The British are coming!
Historians now say Paul Revere never said it, but currently, at least in the world of expanded legal sports betting, it’s certainly true. But, just why are British-controlled betting companies making their presence so widely felt in the new U.S. sports betting marketplace?
Full story here.
Hollywood Casino Set to Offer West Virginia Sports Betting Before Sept. 1
The Hollywood Casino & Inn at Charles Town Races will debut the era of legal West Virginia sports betting sometime before Sept. 1, per Danielle Boyd, managing legal counsel for the state Lottery Commission.
“We had hoped everyone would launch at the same time and everyone would be up at the beginning of football season,” Boyd said in a Monday appearance on MetroNews’ “Sportsline” program, per MetroNews. “As we move forward, it appears that we’re going to have sort of a phased launch and it’s going to be a tiered approach. We’re just really excited to see that Charles Town will be ready to launch by Sept. 1.”