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.

Sporttrade Is A True Sports Betting Thrill Ride

Sitting in the Clubhouse at the SuperBook Sportsbook at the Westgate in Las Vegas in mid-October, I had more fun than I’ve ever had sports betting.

With the Las Vegas Raiders — a team I used to cover when they were based in Oakland — playing the Kansas City Chiefs, I was glued to an app. First I “bet” the Raiders, and the over, and then I “bet” the Chiefs, and in the end, I’d won 864.36 make-believe dollars and had the time of my life.

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Men In Soft Shorts: The New Yorker Tackles Sports Betting And The Lottery

I love the new Taylor Swift album, Midnights, just as I’ve loved virtually all of Taylor Swift’s albums (except for Reputation). Produced by Jack Antonoff, Midnights is the perfect synthesis of the Bleachers frontman’s longstanding creative partnership with Swift. Yet I agree with podcaster Nathan Hubbard of The Ringerwho said, “This is the last time I want to hear a Taylor-and-Jack album for a bit, because it is getting somewhat redundant.”

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FanDuel, Sportradar Sign New NBA Partnership Through 2030-2031 Season

FanDuel and Sportradar have extended their partnership for official NBA data into the next decade, according to a press release issued before the bell Wednesday.

The agreement will run through the 2030-31 season (at which time Bronny James will be 26 years old) and under the terms of the deal, Sportradar will supply FanDuel with official NBA data and “supplementary betting services” for FanDuel’s sports betting platform. Additionally, the agreement stipulates that Sportradar remains the preferred data and odds supplier to FanDuel.

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Micro-Betting A Low-Cost Entry Point For Budget Bettors

Sports betting is new to Kansas. Therefore, Brett Frye, a 23-year-old native of the Sunflower State, is new to sports betting

A furniture and appliance salesman in the small town of Emporia, Frye was eager to try his hand at the newly legal form of wagering, but didn’t want to risk much of his hard-earned money. After signing up for a DraftKings account, he discovered micro-betting, a type of wagering that’s tied to the result of a certain play or series of plays rather than the final outcome of an entire sporting event. 

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Maryland Bettors Move One Step Closer To Legal Mobile Wagering

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission deemed 10 applicants for mobile sports wagering licenses qualified Thursday. The move represents an important step toward a legal mobile sportsbook launch in the state. 

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Hochul Doubles Down On Downstate Casino Plans Amid Times Square Opposition

Less than a week after Caesars Entertainment unveiled plans for a proposed Times Square casino project in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul reiterated her support for comprehensive downstate casino expansion at Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate.

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Caesars Sportsbook Unveils Ohio Betting App Well Ahead Of New Year’s Day Launch

More than two months before Ohio’s highly anticipated sports betting launch, Caesars Entertainment released its mobile sports betting app in the Buckeye State on Thursday.

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Atlantic City Summer Recap: Visitors Tightened Belts This Year

Last Wednesday’s “Jersey Shoreview” panel at Stockton University in Atlantic City provided a mixed review of the crucial summer season of 2022.

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