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

Sports Betting May Come Up During Illinois Legislature’s Veto Session

The Illinois state legislature legalized sports betting in June. Three months later, there’s been little progress — at least publicly — toward the end goal of going live, and multiple stakeholders around the country suggest that the legislature could have more to say on the topic in late October when it convenes for its annual veto session, used to revisit any legislation the governor vetoed and other pending issues. This year’s session is set for Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 12-14.

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5 Things Las Vegas Can Do To Modernize Sports Betting Experience

The Silver State is, without question, the grandaddy of sports betting with more than half a century of experience and more sportsbooks per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.  But as more and more operators join the U.S. sports betting market, one has to wonder, can an old dog learn new tricks?

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Former MLB Pitcher’s Tout Service On Collision Course With Betting Market

Hours before Dana Holgorsen’s American Athletic Conference debut, Michael Schwimer made a bold proclamation on ESPN’s Daily Wager, a new gambling program focused on the rapidly expanding legalized sports betting market.

Led by Holgorsen, Houston opened American Athletic conference play on Sept. 19 as a 5-point underdog at Tulane, an AAC West foe that fell to the Cougars 48-17 a year earlier. While the Green Wave defense can unsettle quarterbacks with frequent blitzes and stunts, Houston countered with a veteran quarterback in D’Eriq King who has the acumen to handle exotic looks, Schwimer explained. Schwimer took Houston plus the points. 

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NJ Horsemen Win Court Ruling Over Leagues – $150 Million Could Still Be In Play

A U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel on Tuesday provided a victory for New Jersey’s thoroughbred horsemen, vacating a lower court’s ruling that had dismissed their bid to claim millions in damages from the NFL and other sports organizations in the long-running sports betting saga.

And in a remarkable twist in a remarkable saga that dates back to even before New Jersey voters approved such betting in 2011, this becomes the third 2-1 split sports betting verdict by a panel on the Third Circuit — which, like most circuit courts, typically finds a path to unanimity.

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Each State Different On Combating Problem Sports Gambling Under New Laws

Sports wagering is spreading across the country. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 fell in May 2018, and as of September 2019 many additional states have joined the fray. Currently, 13 states have active, and legal, sports betting markets.

Here, US Bets will take a look at the states in terms of their respective funding for problem and/or responsible sports gaming under their respective new sports wagering laws.

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