A Newly Discovered Issue Could Delay Massachusetts Sports Betting

Hopes of a speedy sports betting rollout in Massachusetts are all but dashed. In its first hearing following the passage of Massachusetts’ sports betting law, regulators immediately pumped the brakes on an accelerated launch. With each subsequent Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing, a 2022 launch looks less likely, and a 2023 launch looks more and more […]

Twitch Escalates Crackdown On Gambling Streamers

Twitch has announced a new policy concerning gambling streams for the second time in just over a year. Both updates have addressed the advertising of offshore online gambling sites by streamers on the popular site. In August 2021, Twitch restricted gambling links and affiliate codes on the platform. The hope was this would rein in […]

Maryland Sports Betting Launch: Everything You Need To Know

The sports betting world is abuzz with the news that the long-awaited launch of the Maryland online sports betting industry is finally drawing near. Pundits are pointing to a late-2022 launch, which would be two years to the month after the state legalized sports betting. The abnormally slow rollout has been chalked up to two […]

Another Wire Act Ruling That Doesn’t Solve The Underlying Problem

Last week a District Court in Rhode Island gave online gambling supporters the latest in a string of Wire Act victories. The case, International Game Technology PLC et al. v. Merrick B Garland & The United States Department of Justice, gave the industry more cover against potential prosecution. Still, the implications of the decision do […]

What Does Future Sports Betting Innovation Look Like?

If you dig through my voluminous archives of gambling articles, you’ll come across several thousand words on millennials. From 2014ish to 2017ish, millennials were the proverbial talk of the gambling town. Conferences were overflowing with presentations explaining the “Millennial Problem” and how such-and-such product or service could solve it. The funny thing is, the Millennial […]

Pinnacle Secures Ontario Sports Betting License

There was some big news in the North American sports betting space as Pinnacle, one of the best-known brands in sports betting, was granted a license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The significance of Pinnacle’s licensure cannot be understated, as the longtime gray market sportsbook is seen as a line of […]

Sports Betting Needs Casino And Poker To Reach Its Full Potential

When it comes to the U.S. online gambling industry, the conventional wisdom is online poker is the past, sports betting is the present, and online casino is the future. While there is a lot of truth to that perspective, it’s perhaps oversimplified. A more nuanced view of the online gambling landscape would point to online […]

What Percentage Of Americans Bet On NFL? How Many Bet Legally?

The American Gaming Association released its annual survey on betting habits ahead of the NFL season. As always, the survey demonstrates a thirst among the American public to bet on NFL games. The topline numbers clearly indicate the popularity of betting and the NFL: Nearly 1-in-5 US adults will place a wager on NFL games […]