MLB Strikes Sports Betting Partnership with MGM Resorts

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On Tuesday, Major League Baseball became the third U.S. major sports league to announce a partnership with MGM Resorts International, allowing the sports betting operator to use MLB licenses and game data across all of its platforms. MLB becomes the most recent major sports league to partner with MGM. The NBA made a deal with …

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NHL Announces Sports Betting Partnership With MGM

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MGM brought the champagne, and the NHL brought the ice. The National Hockey League announced a multi-year partnership with MGM Resorts International on Monday, Oct. 29th, making MGM the first official sports betting partner of the NHL. With this agreement, MGM will receive an official, proprietary game and player data from the NHL, which had …

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New York Senator To Propose Sports Betting Legislation

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NY Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer recently announced his plans to forward sports betting legislation on the federal level. Schumer’s goal is not to impose nationwide legalization, but rather establish a framework that can be applied to each state. He hopes to create some type of standard protocol that can foster uniformity regarding sports gambling. …

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New Jersey Becomes First State to Allow Online Sports Betting

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On Monday, August 6, 2018, New Jersey became the first state in the United States to allow statewide legal online sports betting permitting DraftKings, Inc. to become the first company to launch a legal sports betting platform for online and mobile devices in the country with the announcement of the DraftKings Sportsbook app. The DraftKings …

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Mississippi Hoping To Get Sports Betting Legislation Back On Track

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Once upon a time, Mississippi looked to be eager to introduce legal sports betting. Development crashed out and any progress towards opening the new market stalled. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant wants lawmakers to get the ball rolling again and may call legislators into a special summer session in order to do so. Part of their …

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Congress To Hold Hearing On Sports Betting

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Congress is expected to schedule a hearing on sports betting sometime in June. Many expect this hearing to tackle the prospect of imposing federal regulation on domestic brick-and-mortar sports betting. While it doesn’t seem likely that a congressional bill on federal regulation will come to pass anytime soon, this hearing may provide the foundation upon …

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Do The Leagues Have Rights To Data Control?

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Sports betting legislation is on the rise with PASPA out of the way. Before the SCOTUS decision was handed down, multiple states were working out legislation and the NBA and MLB were sure to be a part of it. They want ‘integrity fees,’ which they claim are to help them maintain the integrity of their …

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Some State – Indian Compacts May Need To Be Renegotiated

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Sports betting is now technically legal in the US. While this is great news in the progress of domestic gambling expansion, it does not mean sports betting options will pop up overnight. In fact, some states may require a few months before anything is introduced. States with Indian tribal gambling compacts fall in the latter …

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SCOTUS To Hear New Jersey Sports Betting Case

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In a surprise decision, the Supreme Court of the United States is going to hear New Jersey’s case to permit sports betting at its licensed gambling venues (casinos and racetracks). This decision comes after the Solicitor General issued a statement advising SCOTUS to not hear the case. New Jersey has lost several times in the …

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New Bill Could Legalize Sports Betting

The Game Act

American sports betting may finally get its day in the sun thanks to a new Congressional bill. The bill, known as the Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act, or GAME Act, would essentially repeal the current federal ban on sports betting, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Getting the bill through Congress will be …

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