SportsHandle: the week that was in US sports betting

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

Midterm Markets, 2024 Presidential Election Odds Shaping Up At PredictIt

You can’t log in to your DraftKings or FanDuel account and wager on who will win the Texas gubernatorial race in November or which party will control the Senate after the midterms. 

Election betting in the U.S. isn’t quite that legal.

But it’s not exactly illegal either.

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Weed And Wagers: The Concurrent Rise Of Cannabis And Sports Betting

You might say that as the full-time cannabis editor for Denver’s alternative weekly, Westword, Thomas Mitchell has a professional obligation to sample marijuana. And that he does.

Mitchell also likes to bet on sports, an activity that, like smoking pot, is fully legal in the state of Colorado.

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Operators’ Mobile Sports Wagering Initiative Will Be On California Ballot

The nation’s most populous state can officially prepare for what promises to be the nation’s biggest advertising and marketing battle over legal sports betting.

On Monday night, the California Secretary of State’s Office officially reclassified the “California Solutions to Homeless and Mental Health Solutions Act” as an “eligible statewide ballot measure,” meaning there will be two legal sports betting options on the ballot — and both could pass.

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Canadian Panel Discusses Future Of Online Sports Betting Industry

Ontario‘s regulated iGaming and sports betting market is just in its infancy after launching on April 4, but an interesting discussion on the future of online sports betting took place earlier this month at the Canadian Gaming Summit in Toronto.

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Congressional Group Calls On DOJ To Help Fight Illegal Offshore Sportsbooks

A bipartisan group from Congress has called upon the Department of Justice to increase scrutiny and prosecution of illegal offshore sportsbooks at the same time that regulated sports wagering operators continue to expand their reach across the U.S.

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Record U.S. Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Now At Stake At Rivers Pittsburgh

Scott Vinnacombe understands poker better than your average player. He’s a dealer, after all, in Wind Creek Bethlehem’s poker room, in addition to playing serious cash games elsewhere with hopes of besting other competitors in Texas hold ‘em.

But seated at a table with six other players on a Tuesday night in the Rivers Casino poker room in Pittsburgh, he was hoping to lose a hand — and lose big. He had driven 4 ½ hours across the state from his Luzerne County home, regardless of gasoline costs, while dreaming of the scenario.

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DraftKings Offering $10K In Abortion Assistance While Others Consider Next Steps

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s historic decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade, a host of major companies moved swiftly to expand benefits to cover employee travel costs associated with an out-of-state abortion and other reproductive health care.
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