Oakland Votes to Reclassify Port, Deals Blow to Las Vegas A’s Hopes


On Thursday, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission voted to alter the classification of a terminal at the Port of Oakland. That potentially deals a blow to Las Vegas’s hopes of being the next home of the Oakland Athletics. Oakland Coliseum, home of the Oakland A’s. It’s possible the team remains in that

California, Here They Come: Ads on Sports Betting Measures Released


UPDATE (6/29 5 pm ET ) – Updated story to include California labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta announcing her support for the tribal-backed sports betting measure. Get ready, California. Because the great debate over sports betting and who should control it – tribal gaming entities or online operators – is just getting started.

PointsBet Sells Nearly 13 Percent Stake to SIG Sports in $65.5M Transaction


Australian-based PointsBet announced on Monday (Sunday night US time) that it received a substantial investment from a division of Susquehanna International Group (SIG) of Companies that will make the US company the largest shareholder in the sportsbook. A PointsBet sign at the PointsBet Sports Bar, located at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. On Sunday

Maryland Sports Betting Commission Responds to Governor’s Demands


The Maryland sports betting agency assigned with deciding how to issue mobile licenses has responded to Governor Larry Hogan’s (R) demands. Hogan had asked that the regulators do everything in their power to assure that online wagering is up and running in time for the NFL regular season start on September 8. A sign welcomes

Colorado Sports Betting Tax Policy, Record Keeping Criticized in Audit


UPDATE 6/14 6 pm ET – This story has been updated to include information about a bill Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law last week to limit carryover deductions by licensed sports betting operators that will be effective next year. A report released Monday by the Colorado State Auditor uncovered several issues with how

Sports Betting Advertising Soars 281% Through May


Sports wagering national advertising nearly quadrupled for the nine months ending May 31, soaring 281% to $282 million over that period, according to A scene from a FanDuel commercial. The operator is a leader in terms of sports betting advertising, according to a research firm. (Image: The Drum) From September 2021 through May 2022,

Maryland Casinos Win Nearly $180M in May, State Industry’s Second-Best Month


Maryland casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month of $178.76 million. The haul represents the second-best month on record. Maryland’s first casino opened in September 2010. Live! Casino Hotel Maryland in Hanover. Maryland casinos won just shy of $180 million from gamblers in May 2022. It’s the industry’s second all-time best month on record.