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Hard Rock applying for Illinois sports betting license as it readies to break ground on permanent Rockford casino

Hard Rock has become the latest gaming operator to apply for a sports betting license in Illinois. According to the Illinois Gaming Board’s website, the Florida-based gaming and entertainment giant’s sports wagering brand, Hard Rock Sportsbook, is seeking both retail and mobile licenses, adding to the growing queue of applicants in the Prairie State. Hard […]

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California sports betting fight already the most expensive ballot initiative in US history with no signs of slowdown

California voters are set to consider seven measures on November’s ballot, among them two competing sports betting initiatives. Campaign spending has already broken records, with a high-dollar fight between tribal casino interests and heavyweight sportsbook operators taking center stage, with no signs of slowing down with just a few weeks to go. The campaign that […]

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Genius Sports launches new free-to-play Pick Six predictor game for the Indianapolis Colts

“Pick Six” will enhance the run-up to every Colts game, challenging fans with a series of questions that ask them to predict aspects of team and player performance, says a press release. Players will go head-to-head with other fans with each question worth points that create weekly and season-long leader boards. Official odds from Caesars Sportsbook […]

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Massachusetts still to set sports betting launch date as operators debate temporary licenses, tiered rollout

Massachusetts regulators heard mixed views from sports betting operators on whether to start retail and mobile wagering at the same time at a Thursday meeting. Additionally, companies were also split on the use of temporary licenses. The hearing came as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission works out regulatory details ahead of launch, for which there is […]

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Missouri: Senate and House leaders deem sports betting legalization debate “a top priority” for next session

Sports betting legalization in Missouri is still a highly debated issue, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle acknowledge the state is playing a losing hand by keeping the practice unregulated. Both Senate and House leadership have seemingly agreed the topic is a priority, which is set to be reintroduced during the next legislative […]

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Las Vegas: Fifth Street Gaming breaks ground on Latino-focused Ojos Locos Sports Cantina and Casino

Gambling and multimedia company JefeBet announced Wednesday the renovation and rebrand of the Lucky Club Hotel & Casino in North Las Vegas. The brand, oriented to Spanish-speaking Americans and operated by Fifth Street Gaming (FSG), officially broke ground at what will now be known as the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina y Casino at Hotel Jefe. The […]

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Veteran sports investors David Abrams and Arne Rees launch new investment firm Velocity Capital Management

Veteran sports investors David Abrams and Arne Rees announced Tuesday the launch of their new investment firm, Velocity Capital Management. The business will collaborate with “visionary founders and executive teams” to build “best-in-class global businesses at the intersection of sports, media, and entertainment,” they explained. In the announcement, the executives explained that Velocity “targets businesses that […]

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