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.

Teddy Talks: How Sports Betting Companies Are Navigating Early Adulthood

In the raucous 2014 film Neighbors, Zac Efron portrays Teddy, a party-hearty fraternity heartthrob with chiseled abs and alpha-bro status. Nearing graduation and not having focused much on scholastic pursuits, Teddy attends a campus job fair, where he quickly realizes that in order to thrive in the post-collegiate world, he’ll have to play by the rules and grow up fast — to traverse the gulf between Ted Rocks and TED Talks, if you will.

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Cardinals President Calls Missouri Sports Betting Roadblock ‘Really Childish Behavior’

St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III didn’t mince words.

When asked about the status of legal sports betting in Missouri, which will host the NFL Draft beginning Thursday, he told The Missouri Times last week, “I would describe it as an extremely high level of frustration with not being able to bring this to a vote. We have an issue that is extremely popular with our fans, popular with the politicians, and it’s blocked because others wanna hitch a ride on our wagon, and they have enough clout to bully their way onto the bill.

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Latency Could Be Major Issue As Sunday Ticket Moves To YouTube

When YouTube outbid Amazon and ESPN for the rights to Sunday Ticket in December, many people thought it had the potential to be a big win for consumers.

Now, NFL fans could potentially watch any game they want without being required to buy a pricey subscription to DirecTV or a cable provider. But one major issue has been dimming enthusiasm just as YouTube begins an aggressive ad campaign urging customers to sign up for the popular service: latency.

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Wilt Chamberlain Of Studs Stoked To Get Stroked

There are guys who brag about coital conquests, and then there’s Wilt Chamberlain.

The first dominant 7-footer in NBA history and the only man ever to score 100 points in a game, Chamberlain once claimed to have slept with over 20,000 separate women in his lifetime. If this is true, he was an early — and remarkable — practitioner of safe sex, as the lifelong bachelor died without siring a single foal.

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Politicians, Sports Leagues, Sportsbooks All Putting On A Big Show

You know that old dis, the “you’re playing checkers and I’m playing chess” thing? Where I demonstrate my wide-ranging mental acuity while you wallow in your abject stupidity?

Yeah, well, this isn’t one of those stories. This is a story of … well, forget chess, never mind checkers. This is a game of everyone playing tic-tac-toe.

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Pennsylvania Board Fines Casinos, Punishes Sportsbook Employees

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined Mount Airy Casino Resort $120,000 Wednesday for a series of auditing failures and revoked licenses of three Live! Philadelphia sportsbook employees for improperly taking bets that cost the casino $95,000.

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