Our journalistic colleagues at SportsHandle.com roundup another hectic week in the USA.
Happy Anniversary! Delaware Sports Betting a Winner One Month In
One bettor placed a combined $100,000 on college football. A $1 million “profit” has been made. And about $7 million has been bet.
Yep, Delaware has hit it big.
Today marks the one-month anniversary of legal sports betting in the state and Delaware Lottery Games director Vernon Kirk couldn’t be happier.
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The Story Behind the Sports Betting Photo Seen Everywhere
If you have read more than a few stories about sports wagering, (odds are you have seen the picture attached to the link). It was taken on the night of Nov. 15, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Race & Sports Book on the Las Vegas Strip, when the Michael Vick and Andy Reid-led Philadelphia Eagles annihilated the Washington Redskins by a score of 59-28, during Donovan McNabb’s first and only season in Washington.
The moment was frozen in time by Baishampayan Ghose, a technology entrepreneur (or startup founder) by trade, who at the time was on a roadtrip from San Francisco through Las Vegas. “I think I had spent a few days on The Strip checking out Las Vegas,” Ghose told Sports Handle in an e-mail.
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U.S. Sports Betting in 2018: Timeline of State and Sportsbook Developments
This has been a historic year for legal sports betting in the United States as the long-awaited Supreme Court decision in Murphy v NCAA erased a 26-year-long federal ban on full-fledged sports wagering outside Nevada.
A whole heck of a lot has happened in the first half of 2018 and there’s sure to be scores of dominoes yet to fall.
Now that we’re halfway through ’18, let’s take stock of the key developments that have already occurred. This is not meant to be completely comprehensive, just a quick look at most of the many highlights.
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Bet365 Set to Join European Contingent in U.S. Sports Betting Market
Another major European online sports betting company, bet365, is attempting to join William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair/FanDuel in what is becoming a ferociously competitive and heavily European-influenced New Jersey sports betting marketplace.
According to a letter published on the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement website, the newly opened Hard Rock in Atlantic City and bet365, with an estimated 23 million customers globally, are seeking to offer sports betting in the New Jersey resort city. The company, with headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent in England, would serve as both risk manager and betting-platform provider.
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