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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Game of Chicken Continues
The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles reported to NovaCare Complex, Philadelphia on Wednesday as the NFL season draws closer. Elsewhere, none of Pennsylvania’s eligible sportsbook properties have come to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) with an application for a license. The reason, as ever with holdouts, is a financial dispute.
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What Sports Bettors Need To Know About Football Handicapping Contests
One of the major drivers of sports betting handle in Nevada has been football handicapping contests. In Part One, we presented a history of this under-appreciated foundation of football wagering. Such contests helped grow sports wagering’s popularity in the Silver State and will likely be offered to attract bettors in emerging legal sports betting markets nationwide. But before you enter such a contest, there are some keys worth considering in the pursuit of a big prize — and the pride of winning such a contest.
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Meadowlands’ FanDuel Sportsbook Draws $3.5M Handle in Short Order
The FanDuel Sportsbook retail shop located at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey, yielded nearly $3.5 million in total wagers in just two weekends and one week since its July 14 opening, according to an Associated Press report. FanDuel officials confirmed the number to Sports Handle.
The New Jersey sportsbook’s opening marked a couple milestones, the first being the inaugural physical location for the DFS-focused operator FanDuel, its acquisition by Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) now completed. A second FanDuel sportsbook is coming in August at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
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8 Possible NCAA Betting Side Effects From Football Injury Reporting
The NCAA remains unenthused about the expanding legalization of sports betting in the U.S., but nevertheless has no choice but to respond. One response was the creation of a team of experts to “explore how best to protect game integrity, monitor betting activity, manage sports data and expand educational efforts.”
Another idea is to begin mandated injury reporting. Commissioners and athletic directors from the SEC, Big 10 and Big 12 so far have indicated that things are trending in that direction.
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