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

Association of the Personnel of Racecourses Agencies Gambling and Related

Virginia lawmakers continued their back-and-forth on sports betting Wednesday when the General Assembly and Senate met in separate tents on the state house grounds for a one-day reconvened session, and each accepted gubernatorial amendments to sports betting bills.

The Senate passed an amended version of SB 384, 27-13, just minutes before HB 896 came up in the House and passed, 64-30. Later in the day, the Senate concurred on the House bill, 27-13, and the House concurred on SB 384, 61-29, sending both bills back to Gov. Ralph Northam for signature.

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Take A Bite From Colorado’s Huge Buffet Of Sports Betting Options

When the first legal sports bet is placed in Colorado, there will be no shortage of bet types to choose from. Colorado regulators earlier this month unveiled their “sports betting catalogue,” which lists 48 specific sports or events that can be wagered on and includes more than 1,000 specific types of bets. An amended version of the catalog was approved by the Limited Gaming Control Commission last Thursday ahead of a mandated May 1 deadline for launch in Colorado.

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‘Glad We Got It Done’ — Sponsor Of Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Reflects On Regulations

The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation on April 15 approved regulations for the state’s upcoming online/mobile sports betting industry. It took about nine months after the 2019 Sports Gaming Act went into effect last year to craft the regulatory structure for the market.

The timing is a bit awkward for the Volunteer State, as the sports world has come to a near standstill. However, the regulatory process is picking up steam and the plan is to have sportsbooks launched around the time that sports return in full force (most likely without fans).

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Bandy? Pesapallo? CO Will Offer Sports Betting On Oddball Sports

When the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved its catalog of sports wagers last week, it did so with a few sports that don’t appear to be available to wager on anywhere else in the U.S.: pesapallo and bandy.

If those words don’t roll off your tongue when you’re thinking of sports, it’s no surprise — they find their roots in Scandinavia. Pesapallo is a Finnish version of baseball while bandy traces its roots to Sweden and resembles what we think of as floor hockey.

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Boom Sports Stepping Up In Sports Betting World With New Penn National Deal

Boom Sports, a company that started with alternative versions of daily fantasy sports and pivoted into developing games for league and network partners, is aiming now to enter the sports betting and iCasino world.

The New York City-based company this week announced an agreement with Penn National Gaming giving Boom Sports potential access to a Penn National skin as an online sports and/or iCasino operator in Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio, Missouri, and New Mexico.

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