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

Legal Sports Betting Has Arrived in Central New York: The Lounge with Caesars Sports Opens At Turning Stone Casino And Resort

The excitement of sports betting arriving Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York was evident from the moment I drove onto the property Thursday morning. Banners and balloons decorated the place inside and out, and upon heading down the main escalator toward the gaming floor. It only became more intense with staff handing out souvenirs liberally in anticipation of sports betting finally coming to Central New York.

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Breaking Down Penn National Gaming’s Multiple Online Sports Betting Deals Across U.S.

Penn National Gaming’s newly revealed “strategic partnerships” with a bevy of online sports betting companies represent a giant step forward not only for Penn National, currently this country’s largest regional gaming operator, but for the online sports wagering companies and the bettors, as well.

The exploding U.S. sports wagering marketplace, unfolding on a state-by-state basis, continues to ramp up with Wednesday’s announcement.

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Not Much To See Here: Our Initial Impressions of Pennsylvania Online Gambling

After months … no years, of anticipation, the Pennsylvania online gambling industry has finally launched.

All three sites of it.

Unfortunately, what was expected to be a sort of shotgun launch more closely resembled a few scared horses limping out of the gate.

So far, we have three online casino sites that are alive, and to varying degrees, well. They are Play SugarHouse, Parx Casino, and Hollywood Casino. There is no online poker, and no timeline has been provided for the launch of any new sites.

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New Fixed Odds Offerings From DraftKings, Betfair Provide Added Option For Horseplayers

While unseasonably warm temperatures throughout the Jersey Shore dominated the headlines at this year’s Haskell Invitational, Johnny Avello had the comfort of air conditioning inside his office to rollout an intriguing horse racing product at DraftKings.

Avello, a veteran sportsbook manager with more than four decades of experience in thoroughbred racing, intended to use New Jersey’s signature event as a springboard for DraftKings’ fixed odds platform. With the safety of the thoroughbreds in mind, Monmouth Park officials delayed the race card for more than four hours pushing the start of the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational into prime time.

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Connecticut Takes Step Toward Sports Betting, iPoker With Draft Legislation

Could Connecticut join the growing list of states with online gambling? The Nutmeg State has flirted with legalizing online casino gaming for a handful of years and has long been a darkhorse for online poker.

A draft bill unveiled Wednesday would authorize broad online gambling in the state, including online/mobile sports betting, online poker, house-banked table games, slots, and an online lottery.

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