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Tag Archives: Sportsbetting

Brazil – New bill in Rio de Janeiro seeks to attract sports betting investment

Councillor for the city of Rio de Janeiro Pedro Duarte announced that he will put forward a bill similar to a bill approved recently by the governor of São Paulo. If approved the bill will reduce the ISS (Tax on Services of Any Nature) in order to create new jobs and generate more investment opportunities…

Brazil –  New sports minister rejects esports as sports

Brazil’s new sports minister and former volleyball player Ana Moser has claimed that eSports are not true sports. Moser doubled down saying that that competitions and video games are not unpredictable, but are fully programmable. Moser then controversially stated that eSports would not be part of her remit or her portfolio. “In my opinion, esports is…

Canada – Caesars opens Ontario’s first full-service sportsbook

Caesars has opened Ontario’s first full-service sportsbook at Caesars Windsor, an addition which Brian Masse, a local MP, believes allows the property to compete with those in the US. The sportsbook boasts three betting windows and seven betting kiosks and is located in front of the Legends Sports Bar. There are also betting kiosks outside the Poker Room,…

Brazil – Sergipe latest state to give sports betting the go ahead

Brazil’s smallest state, the state of Sergipe, is the latest to give sports betting the go ahead. The government issued Decree 159 which allows for the running of both a new state lottery and sports betting (including esports) by the private sector. Both will be supervised by the Secretary of Finance. It will be up…

US – BetMGM and SportsGrid announce strategic partnership

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, and SportsGrid, the nation’s first and only 24-hour sports wagering streaming network, announced today a strategic partnership concentrating on integrating BetMGM content across SportsGrid’s original, live programming. The content will be supported by television and social media advertising. “SportsGrid is making big waves in the streaming world, creating a…

US – Super Bowl to generate $1bn in bets

Bettors could place $1bn in wagers on Super Bowl LVI at legal online and retail sportsbooks across the country, according to projections by PlayUSA, which provides news and analysis of the US gaming industry. If sportsbooks reach those estimates it would roughly double last year’s estimated Super Bowl handle of more than $500m, a product…

US – BetMGM and the Washington Nationals open retail sportsbook

BetMGM and the Washington Nationals have announced the opening of the first retail sportsbook connected to a Major League Baseball stadium. The BetMGM Sportsbook at Nationals Park is open year-round, providing sports fans an innovative entertainment destination to watch and wager on games. “We’re constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver sports fans unique experiences, and…

US – WynnBET begins pre-registration in Louisiana

WynnBET, the premier online sports betting and casino app from the global leader in luxury hospitality, Wynn Resorts, announced on Tuesday that account pre-registration and deposit is now available in Louisiana*. “WynnBET’s launch in Louisiana is just the beginning of an exciting few months for our company as we significantly increase our footprint during the first quarter of…

US – Better Collective signs commercial partnership with The New York Post

Better Collective has signed an agreement with the New York Post to deliver innovative technology and commercial content for online sports betting through its proprietary sports betting platform, Action Network. Better Collective, the world’s leading sports betting media group, is joining forces with the New York Post to bring the best in commercial sports betting…