Michigan Online Sports Betting to Launch January 22

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Plenty of options More than a year after legalizing online gambling, the state of Michigan is finally, finally set to launch one branch of its industry. On Friday, January 22, online sports betting will go live for people over the age of 21 who are located within the state’s borders. State regulators have authorized nine… Read more »

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Lawmakers Introduce Sports Betting Bill in Georgia

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Money goes to education Georgia lawmakers are stepping up to the sports betting plate yet again. On Thursday, House Tourism and Economic Development Chairman Ron Stephens filed a bill which would legalize the pastime in the state, putting it under the control of the Georgia Lottery. Though Georgia just went “blue” in the presidential and… Read more »

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Entain CEO Leaving Company for Co-CEO Role at DAZN

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DAZN made an offer he couldn’t refuse Entain, the parent company of partypoker, announced on Monday that chief executive officer Shay Segev is stepping down from his position. He will stay on for six months or until his replacement is hired before moving to sports streaming platform DAZN as its co-CEO. It sounds like Segev’s… Read more »

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New York Jets Stun Stubborn Bettors

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Maybe shy away from the team that doesn’t have players I don’t bet on sports, mainly because I can’t do so legally from where I live, but also because I’m terrible at it. Therefore, me making fun of the betting public for not knowing anything is extremely hypocritical, but I’ll do it anyway. The public… Read more »

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Michigan Casinos to Reopen Once Again

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Only 100 guests permitted at a time Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a revised COVID-19 order, allowing the state’s casinos to reopen on Monday, December 21. Of the three commercial casinos, all located in Detroit, MotorCity and MGM Grand Detroit have said they will open their doors on Wednesday, December 23. Greektown has not… Read more »

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Paysafe Going Public Via $9 Billion SPAC Deal

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Quick way to become publicly traded Online payment processing company Paysafe Group has agreed to a merger with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II (FTAC). As a result, Paysafe will become a publicly traded company. The deal values Paysafe at $9 billion. FTAC is led by billionaire Bill Foley, hence… Read more »

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Evolution Completes NetEnt Acquisition, Hundreds of Employees to Be Laid Off

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Shareholders happy, employees out of work Despite all the problems this year, 2020 has been great for online gambling companies because everyone has spent much more time at home. But while things have been lucrative for companies, hundreds of employees of NetEnt are about to find themselves unemployed. On Tuesday, online gaming company Evolution, which… Read more »

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Michigan Online Gaming Regulations Approved, Sites Could Launch in December

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Lawmakers speed up approval I’m not making any promises, but there is as chance – a chance – that online gambling could go live in Michigan this month. Tuesday morning, the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted to forego the 15-day period during which it can evaluate the new online gaming regulations, effectively… Read more »

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Live! Casino Pittsburgh Celebrates Grand Opening

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Small but eager crowd The brand new Live! Casino Pittsburgh enjoyed its public grand opening Tuesday morning after celebrating a limited opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The casino is located in the Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township, a suburb east of Pittsburgh. Yes, you read that right, the casino is in a… Read more »

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Bally’s Corporation Completes Acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City

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No, Bally’s didn’t buy itself Bally’s Corporation announced on Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City from Caesars Entertainment. The two companies previously agreed to the $25 million (yes, only $25 million) deal in April. If it sounds strange that Bally’s has acquired Bally’s, don’t worry. Bally’s was very recently called… Read more »

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William Hill Bettor Wins $700,000 on Ten-Leg Football Parlay

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Not much fingernail biting needed Every week, I read about massive sports bets people make. I get jealous when they win. I might even get more jealous when they lose, knowing they are in a position to be comfortable losing gigantic sums. But mostly, reading about horrifically wonderful bets is like window shopping to me:… Read more »

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Michigan Governor Orders Three-Week Detroit Casino Shutdown Because of Skyrocketing COVID-19 Numbers

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Detroit casinos going dark On Sunday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced new, wide-ranging restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19, including the closure of the state’s casinos for three weeks. The public health order will go into effect on Wednesday. Three commercial casinos are affected by the shutdown mandate: MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino, and… Read more »

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