SportsHandle: 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. 

California’s Counties Latest To Oppose Proposition 27

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), which is comprised of all 58 counties in the state, on Friday voted to oppose Proposition 27, the commercially backed online/mobile wagering initiative that will be one of two sports betting initiatives on the November ballot. The group joins many others across the state in opposing the measure, which it calls “deceptive.”

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Arizona Cardinals, BetMGM Make History With First NFL Stadium Sportsbook

On the first day of the 2022 NFL season and 364 days after the first bets were placed in Arizona, the Arizona Cardinals and BetMGM made history. The pair hosted a ribbon cutting Thursday for the first retail sportsbook at an NFL stadium anywhere in the U.S. It is the sixth sportsbook at a pro sports venue to open in America, and the third in metro Phoenix.

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AGA Research Projects 46.6 Million Americans Plan To Bet On NFL

The American Gaming Association projects a record 46.6 million American adults will make at least one wager on an NFL game for the upcoming season, according to a study it conducted in late August.

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Michigan Gaming Control Board Highlights Need For Gaming Education

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is trying to do its part to help raise awareness on responsible gaming among the state’s youth in tandem with the American Gaming Association’s “Responsible Gaming Education Month.”

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New York’s Mobile NFL Handle Could Hit $1.1 Billion In September And October

After getting a taste in January, mobile bettors in New York are ready to feast when it comes to wagering for the upcoming NFL season.

The launch of mobile wagering during the first full weekend of January coincided with the final weekend of the 2021 NFL season, with four operators taking wagers. Fast forward nearly eight months, and all nine operators licensed by the New York State Gaming Commission are accepting bets as the NFL returns to the Empire State gambling space as a colossus without equal in sport.

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Is Sports Betting Starting To Cause A Fantasy Football Exodus?

With sports betting now legal and operational in more than 30 states, it raises the question: Will traditional sports betting just add to the total sports wagering ecosystem, or will it become a behemoth that sucks the air out of fantasy sports?

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U.S. Open Tennis: Not Yet Ready To Gamble

For the past four years, a significant minority of U.S. Open tennis ticket buyers who live in New Jersey and who like to wager on the matches through legal, mobile sportsbooks have known the drill — get your bets in before you leave, because New York had yet to approve such gambling online.
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