Happy On Monday, everyone. There was absolutely no shortage of sports betting news last week, with Friday being one of the busiest days of 2020.
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Sportsbook launch in Illinois and Michigan this week
Friday went from a relatively normal news day to a pretty hectic day when Illinois and Michigan announced that retail sports betting will go live this week. These two states will bring the total legal contracts to 16, or nearly a third of the United States.
Illinois is already live following Rivers of the Plains’ sound launch BetRivers sports betting this morning.
It’s unclear who might be following in Illinois. There are five more casinos approved for launch by the Illinois Gambling Council.
Michigan, meanwhile, will launch the next one when MGM Grand Detroit accepts the state’s first legal bet on Wednesday.
There is no definitive timeline for either state when it comes to launching mobile sports betting. Illinois will likely be later this year while Michigan expects a 2021 launch.
Virginia and Washington close to legal sports betting
The two Virginia and Washington seem set to approve legal sports betting after a wave of action that lasted until the weekend.
The Washington legislature first concluded its deliberations on sports betting. The The Senate approved the bill with an amendment banning betting on minor league sports, which the House approved on Saturday.
But sports betting in Washington shouldn’t go anywhere fast should Governor Jay Inslee sign the invoice. An emergency clause that allows the bill to skip a referendum could lead to lawsuits that delay its deployment.
VA lawmakers have had a busy weekend
Saturday was when the fun was just starting in Virginia.
The first copy of the sports betting bill of the conference committee was rejected by the House because it allowed betting on state colleges.
The two bedrooms finally approved the bill after another conference session that led to a ban on college sports betting in Virginia.
The bill also prohibits all betting on college accessories and contains a official league data mandate. Income will be taxed at 15%.
In the same way four To 12 sports betting bills online only, there could be six other mobile apps if five casinos are licensed by HB 4 and a great sports team moves to the state.
The NFL includes the game in the ABC
The NFL mentioned the game 36 times in his proposal collective agreement to its players.
Players would share all gaming revenue from sponsorship and licensing fees as well as gambling on any aspect of the game.
The new CBA also mentions income from gambling inside an NFL stadium. This appears to cover sports betting, which is currently not allowed in NFL stadiums.
Colorado holds special licensing meetings
Coloradothe gaming regulator will hold special meetings every month to ensure that sports betting operators are ready to launch the May 1.
The state received 60 applications from last week and approved eight licenses at the first special meeting on Thursday.
People authorized last week include DraftKings Sportsbook and the bet on the score as operators. Casino licenses have gone down to two Resorts in Eldorado” casinos and Penn National‘s Ameristar, all in Black Falcon.
South Dakota wins sports betting referendum
South DakotaThe House of Commons approved a sports betting referendum by one vote, giving residents the final say on whether the state will allow sports betting.
The referendum will simply confirm whether residents want sports betting. The legislature will then finalize the details next year if passed.
Gambling is currently only legal in Dead wood and that of the State 11 Indian Casino. But the state might want statewide sports betting to help keep gambling dollars in the state. The Grand Falls Casino obtains a significant amount of business from the Sioux Falls the metropolitan area 250,000 people.
SBTech loses again against LSR
Chalk another victory for LSR in the battle to see the Oregon Lotterypublic sports betting contract with SBTech.
Circuit Court judge ordered SBTech disclose the terms of their sports betting contract with the state. The court said it was not convinced the terms could be considered a trade secret.
This, of course, does not mean that the contract will be seen immediately. SBTech still has time to appeal the decision.