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

Sunday Night Football Running Diary: A Newcomer’s Guide To In-Game Betting In Pennsylvania

It is 8:15 p.m. on the opening Sunday of the NFL season and it has been nearly 45 minutes since the last football contest ended. I am thirsting for action.

I am craving the start of in-game sports betting on the Steelers-Patriots game. Sure, I could get in some pre-game wagers on the point spread and total, but that’s so 20th century — my dad was doing that in our living room by phone back when moon landings and Vietnam war protests were a big deal.

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NFL Week 2 Survivor Pool: Heavily-Favored Patriots Not The Smart Pick

The New England Patriots are going to beat the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. Probably, or almost certainly. The visiting Patriots are now hovering around 18.5-point favorites across most sportsbooks, among the largest point spreads in NFL history. And of course the Pats have added Antonio “Mr. Big Chest” Brown to their receiving corps, although his availability is uncertain due to persistent ongoing chaos and recent allegations. 

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Movement In Michigan: Sports Betting Gets First Hearing Of ’19

Almost nine months after his sports betting package was shot down by then Governor Rick Snyder on the eve of 2019, Michigan Representative Brandt Iden got the first hearing of the year on sports betting Tuesday morning. The event before the Regulatory Reform Committee was short and sweet: Iden shared stories about his weekend sports betting in Indiana, three committee members asked questions, three cards were read in, and less than 20 minutes later, the meeting adjourned.

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New Hampshire Sportsbook RFP Questions And Answers: Some Clarity, And A Little ‘Punting’

There should be few surprises later this month when the state of New Hampshire gets back Requests for Proposals from potential sports betting operators. The Office of the Lottery last week published the 116 questions posed by potential operators, along with answers. The questions ranged from the bold to the boring.

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Unwritten Rules Of The Sportsbook: The Shot Clock And Legend Of Loudmouth Dave

Read earlier installments here from the Sportsbook Consigliere (@sportsbkconsig), who’s been working in sportsbooks for over 20 years. Various roles, various places, making numbers, taking bets and everything else in between.

Sports have unwritten rules. In baseball, you don’t bunt to break up a no-hitter. And you definitely don’t “pimp” a home run. If you do, it’s understood you (or your innocent team mate behind you) will get one up and in or right at your ass. In hockey, the code is that if you touch the goalie, you get a face wash. If you run a star player, you will get run and will probably have to drop the gloves.

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DraftKings’ NJ ‘Super Pool’ $1 MM Betting Contest Has Big Overlay Potential

Early in the first quarter of the brand new NFL regular season, DraftKings has announced a new $500-per-entry New Jersey-based handicapping contest called the “Super Pool” — easily the closest thing yet in a regulated market outside Nevada to the famed Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest.

There’s a three-week runway for entries — the contest will start in the NFL’s Week 4 — and a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million with a guaranteed top prize of $250,000. It’s similar to the SuperContest, which requires five picks against the spread every week for all 17 weeks of the regular season (a grand total of 85), but there are some key differences.

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