SportsHandle’s Brett Smiley brings SBC Americas readers another low-down on the latest developments in US sports betting this week.

How November Elections And A Court Ruling Will Impact Legal New York Sports Betting

Tuesday’s election results and a recent New York State Supreme Court ruling are both likely to impact the ability of state residents to soon enter a full-fledged, regulated sports wagering market, according to a New York legislator and a prominent local gaming attorney.

New Yorkers have a “better than 50 percent chance” to be able to legally bet on sports in 2019, Democratic Assemblyman Member J. Gary Pretlow (89th District), told Sports Handle this week, despite the recent court decision that ruled part of the legislation legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) was unconstitutional and would require voter approval in a statewide referendum.

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Key Sports Betting Lawmakers: Who Survived the Election, and Who’s Out

Besides the 36 gubernatorial races decided on Tuesday, the Nov. 6 elections will have an impact on the future of sports betting in some states. Several key lawmakers in states actively considering legalizing sports betting lost their seats or were term-limited out, while others retained their posts and may see their influence elevate.

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Breaking Down The NHL’s Partnership With FanDuel

The wall separating the major U.S. sports leagues and sports wagering world continues to crumble with the announcement of two new deals involving Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and sportsbook operator FanDuel.

FanDuel in its newly minted partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) has additionally refocused attention on what was its core business as it continues its efforts to establish itself in emerging Nevada-style sports betting marketplaces.

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Arkansas Becomes 8th State to Legalize Sports Betting, 2 Licenses Will Be Automatically Granted

Arkansas voters on Tuesday legalized sports betting in the only mid-term election ballot initiative in the country dealing directly with sports betting. The initiative appeared on the ballot as Issue 4, a measure to amend the state constitution to license casinos and also to allow sports betting.

As of 7 am ET on Wednesday, with 99 percent of votes counted, 54.1 percent of voters voted “yes” and 45.9 percent “no” to authorizing casinos to operate in four counties — and offer sports betting.

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