Maine Legislature poised to debate legalized sports betting

Maine Legislature poised to debate legalized sports betting

Mainers could legally place bets on football, baseball, basketball and other professional and college games under several bills to sanction and regulate sports betting that are heading for debate in this session of the Legislature. The bills offer a range of approaches to handling sports wagers. Some would give casinos in Bangor and Oxford permission […]

10 Of 242 Entrants Go Broke On Day 1

10 Of 242 Entrants Go Broke On Day 1

For one weekend, Jersey City might be considered the hub of the sports betting in the U.S. The inaugural DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship (SBNC) kicked off Friday in the Garden State, drawing hundreds of sports bettors to a first-of-its-kind contest that boasts a $1 million top prize. Bettors flew in from all over the country […]

Louisiana Governance Supports Sports Betting

Louisiana Governance Supports Sports Betting

Louisiana might soon become the latest in a long line of US states to legalize sports gambling if the state’s governor’s plans go well. Gov. John Bel Edwards has publicly voiced his support for the industry, noting that revenue from the wagers would be invaluable when put towards boosting early childhood education programs. In discussing […]

Eastern Iowa lawmaker to push for legalization of sports betting

Eastern Iowa lawmaker to push for legalization of sports betting

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – An eastern Iowa lawmaker says he will push for the legalization of sports betting when the legislature starts back Monday. In May the U-S Supreme Court legalized sports betting, giving every state the opportunity to offer it. Iowa is one of six states that doesn’t allow it. A bill that […]

Sports betting could provide ‘secure funding’ for early childhood education, advocates say | Education

Early childhood education advocates said Tuesday they were heartened to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards say he would be open to dedicating any revenue from sports betting to better prepare children for kindergarten. Melanie Bronfin, executive director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, said she was thrilled and excited when she learned the governor […]