SportsHandle: That was the week that was in US sports betting

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

New York Tracker: Who’s In, Who’s Out Of Running For Mobile Sports Gambling Contract?

Reversing course on his longstanding opposition toward mobile sports betting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo brokered a deal in April to legalize online sports wagering in the Empire State.

The inclusion of mobile sports betting in New York‘s Fiscal Year 2022 budget established a framework that will eventually allow sports bettors to wager on their smartphones — through select legal channels — across the nation’s fourth-largest state. No longer will New Yorkers face the inconvenience of speeding across the George Washington Bridge to legally wager on their favorite teams, or of funneling funds to faraway lands. State-sanctioned mobile sports betting is expected to be live in New York by the 2022 Super Bowl.

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Some Surprising Numbers In The Michigan Online Sportsbook And Casino World

Online sportsbooks and online casinos launched on Jan. 22 in Michigan, and it’s safe to say both industries are exceeding expectations.

On the sportsbook front, total handle is just shy of $1.5 billion, and on the casino side, gross receipts are at a touch over $483 million. Both of those numbers are shattering legislative estimates.

And there have certainly been winners and losers thus far.

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Arizona Department of Gaming Opens 10-Day Event Wagering Application Window

The Arizona Department of Gaming Monday morning officially opened a 10-day application window for event wagering licenses after filing the final rules with the Secretary of State and posting an 18-page application for event wagering operators.

It also posted applications for limited event wagering licenses, management services providers, suppliers, ancillary suppliers, and employees. According to an updated calendar, the latest that licenses will be awarded is Aug. 27, and event wagering is set to start Sept. 9, the first day of the NFL season.

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Barstool Sports Now Arizona Bowl Sponsor And Broadcast Rights Holder

Barstool Sports took an unprecedented leap for a sportsbook operator Tuesday, announcing it has become both the title sponsor and broadcast rights holder to college football’s Arizona Bowl.

That means Barstool will have the opportunity to broadcast the Dec. 31 college football game over its platform, should it so choose. The Arizona Bowl was previously broadcast by CBS Sports and features a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the Mountain West Conference.

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Tennessee Clears $1 Billion In 2021 Sports Betting Handle

Tennessee became the ninth state with legalized sports betting to clear $1 billion in handle in the 2021 calendar year after the state’s Education and Lottery Corporation reported Tuesday that $174.5 million worth of wagers were accepted in June.

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USA Today Owner Ditches Illegal Sportsbook Odds, Inks Deal With NJ Regulated Shop

Gannett, owner of the USA Today newspaper, has inked an exclusive deal with a legal U.S. sportsbook.

On Tuesday, Gannett announced that it is linking up with the Tipico Sportsbook brand. Tipico, based out of the island country of Malta, becomes the exclusive odds source for Gannett-owned media outlets and websites in a deal valued at $90 million. Tipico operates in the state of New Jersey under approval from regulators.

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