SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.

DraftKings Becomes First Standalone Authorized Gaming Operator Of MLB

DraftKings announced a multi-year agreement Thursday to become an Authorized Gaming Operator of Major League Baseball under an expanded partnership that will likely have significant ramifications for the spread of in-game wagering on the sport.

As real-time betting proliferates nationwide, DraftKings’ ability to leverage live and in-game wagering options appears to be a key driver of the partnership. By becoming an Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB, DraftKings will gain access to official MLB betting data, as well as rights to use MLB marks and logos within its sports betting products.

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One Company’s Methods For Safeguarding Sports, Sports Betting: ‘Our Customers Can Track Everything’

U.S. Integrity President Matthew Holt likes to keep it simple. He said, “If there’s a gold rush, sell picks and shovels.”

His blossoming company believes its business-to-business services are on track top help bookmakers and leagues protect and mine significant riches as a massive legal sports betting industry rapidly expands across the United States.

Holt (@MatthewHoltVP) explains his company’s mission is aggregating as much information as possible from as many sources as possible, and building the technology that can disclose any trends or abnormalities in the betting marketplace.

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Darts, Bowling, Sailing Among Sports On Indiana’s Betting List

On Tuesday, the state of Indiana released a list of sports that have been approved for wagering.

The list, which includes dozens of leagues or organizations, isn’t necessarily what will be available to bettors in Indiana. The sportsbooks will decide whether there is enough interest from the gambling public to offer action on any particular event.

The Indiana Gaming Commission said in a document made public Tuesday that it’s seeking a “measured approach” for regulating sports wagering. It said it would approve additional leagues or events not on the list on a “case-by-case basis.”

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Online Sportsbook Competition Heats Up In Pennsylvania With FanDuel’s Arrival

Competition is a consumer’s best friend. And with FanDuel Sportsbook’s debut at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, the online sports betting market in Pennsylvania just got competitive in a way that’s bound to benefit bettors.

There were already three online/mobile sports betting sites in the state: Play SugarHouse, which opened for business in the waning days of May; Play Rivers, which started taking bets in late June; and Parx Casino, which also launched toward the end of June.

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What They’re Saying: Power-5 Commissioners Address Sports Betting

With college football season just around the corner and a dozen more states with legal sports betting this season than last, the topic came up across the country over the last two weeks as the Power 5 Conferences held their media days. On balance, the country’s most powerful college football conferences continue to lobby for a federal framework, while also pushing to prohibit betting on college sports altogether.

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