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.

PredictIt Vs. The Polls: Election Wagering Site Telling Its Own Story

There’s a high likelihood that PredictIt will no longer be allowed to offer U.S. election exchange wagering after February 2023, and that has quite a few political scientists saddened because they view these markets as a useful predictive tool.

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Bet Him To The Greek: Fraternities And Sports Wagering

Around 5:30 p.m. on a mild October night in Seattle, about 50 young men assembled in the foyer of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity near the University of Washington’s campus, scooping basmati rice, chicken tikka masala, and naan onto their dinner plates.

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Fanatics Bolsters Sports Betting Team With Hire Of Prominent Lobbyist Brandt Iden

Continuing its push to build a robust executive team before a planned January sports betting launch, Fanatics added prominent lobbyist Brandt Iden to its new sports wagering division on Wednesday.

Iden, a former Michigan state representative, is joining the Fanatics Betting & Gaming team as the company’s vice president of government affairs. He was the architect of the sports betting legislative framework in Michigan and previously served as head of government affairs for Sportradar, a leading sports betting technology provider.

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Sports Betting A Talking Point For Gubernatorial Candidates

Election Day is next Tuesday, and gubernatorial candidates across the country are aggressively campaigning in the final few days before voters hit the polls. And while it’s hardly the No. 1 priority of most political candidates, legal sports betting has come up as a talking point on the campaign trail. 

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Hard Rock’s Expansion Plans Figure To Continue In 2023

While some key players in the sports betting industry are retrenching by cutting back on money-losing aspects of their businesses or reducing marketing and customer-acquisition costs in a search for profitability, one entity stands out for its aggressive growth despite 2022’s high inflation and challenging economic conditions.

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Lost In The Fog, Harry Aleo, And The Best Horse Racing Interview Ever

Stone-cold sprinters rarely capture the imagination of America’s horse betting populous. But combine a lightning-fast colt from San Francisco with a tough-nut war hero of the same geographic denomination and, well, the imagination runs wild.

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BetMGM, DraftKings Among Five Approved For Ohio Digital Betting Licenses

The Ohio Casino Control Commission unanimously approved BetMGMDraftKingsHard Rock DigitalRush Street Interactive, and Tipico on Wednesday morning for provisional mobile management service provider licenses, meaning they can offer digital sports betting when operators go live on Jan. 1.

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Powerball Jackpot Creeping Toward All-Time Record For Saturday’s Drawing

The Powerball jackpot has grown to — ahem — powerful proportions, with a $1.5 billion jackpot waiting for someone to win.

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