Matthew Waters and the team at Legal Sports Report highlight some of the key US sports betting issues to look out for in the week ahead.
theScore fiscal first-quarter results on Wednesday: Earnings season is officially underway after William Hill, GVC and Kindred all released trading updates last week. But theScore could offer the first concrete look at how its theScore Bet app has performed in New Jersey. The fiscal first quarter covers most of the NFL season in September, October and November. theScore Bet’s strength comes from the following theScore media app has with more 3.6 million average monthly users during the fourth quarter. The company could also update the market on the technology update its two apps received in late November to make betting from the mobile app easier.
Will Mississippi continue to feel football effect?: Mississippi’s sports betting results for December should be out early next week and handle will likely still be inflated because of LSU’s college football dominance and another strong New Orleans Saints season. Handle on football was up in the state’s three segments for November with football’s total handle up 28.8% over October.
BetMGM should get Nevada approval Thursday: The Nevada Gaming Commission should approve the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s recommendation to allow BetMGM to enter Nevada. The plan is to replace the PlayMGM app with the improved BetMGM app before March Madness. The Roar Digital joint venture between GVC and MGM Resorts will launch the BetMGM app on improved tech from Stadium Technology, which is also owned by GVC. That will be different from the New Jersey BetMGM app, which runs on bwin technology.