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It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not enough time to sleep, eat, and stay fully informed about what’s going on at our crazy blue dot (two out of three isn’t bad). Here is the Sports Handle article of the weekend, “Get a Grip”, recapping the top of the week American sports betting stories, highlighting fresh news and bringing together key stories.

Top stories around our network this week

A lot of information was released this week from the SBC Summit North America in New Jersey and New York:

Responsible gaming panelists talk about recovery, redemption and working together to help problem gamers

BetMakers CEO believes horse racing “will be as important as any individual sport in the United States” with fixed odds
Gaming consultant predicts excruciating battle between tribes, gaming companies and card rooms in California

Speaking of the Golden State …

Still a question of whether California’s shift to sports betting will include digital betting

What about Florida?

Federal authorities have no objection to Seminoles continuing to offer betting

Report: seminoles go to great lengths to prevent competitive sports betting ballot initiative

Not so fast: Florida parimutuals call Seminoles dishonest, demand suspension of betting

What do CA & FL have in common? Sun and disney

Disney now says sports betting won’t tarnish its family brand, but who will it partner with?

Missouri and Ohio want to get in the game

Legislation for 2022 would allow statewide mobile betting attached to gaming boats

Ohio’s sportsbook bill could arrive as early as next week

Other states take action, figs $$ released

Explain Maryland’s license approval process as the state nears sports betting launch

Nevada join New Jersey in billion dollar club, but punters fared well in October

More records set in Colorado, which grossed $ 4 billion in all-time management

Virginia became 10th state to surpass $ 2 billion ever

Sportsbook grossed $ 54.6 million in Connecticut’s first month

Tennessee approves emergency sports betting rules, but ongoing rule-making process ahead

Maryland Casinos are gearing up for a soft launch in December, and these include:

Big winner of the week

Record-breaking $ 3.5 million jackpot winner needed only one spin at Borgata online casino

There is still a lot going on in Canada

What province-by-province betting looks like

Future problems? Ontario Auditor General uncovers potential legal issues with province’s sports betting

Canadian sports betting has taken curling more seriously since pandemic began

Canadian teams dominate National Lacrosse League futures

The story of the tin foil hat of the week

Does DraftKings CEO Jason Robins have a Twitter account? (If he does, that’s not it)

Everyone Loves A Happy Ending: Robins Donates Over $ 100,000 To Poor In Pakistan

Do you remember the USFL?

It’s back, and bookmakers are set to act on spring football again

Sports betting stocks plunge

Industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel slip in November as problems escalate

888, Betway obtains license approval in Virginia

The Virginia Lottery approved two more sports wagers over the Thanksgiving holiday. Betway (Digital Gaming Corporation VA) and 888 (VHL, VA) obtained temporary sports betting licenses in Virginia last week.

Thirteen operators have now been licensed in Virginia. Of these, 10 have launched their mobile offers. PointsBet, in partnership with Colonial Downs, also got a license in Virginia last week. The launch date of the three operators has not yet been announced.

In its official press release, 888 indicated that its partnership with Authentic Brands Group, which owns Illustrated sports, will lead both parties to launch their SI Sportsbook in Virginia following licensing. The SI Sportsbook was first unveiled in Colorado in September.

– Bennett Conlin

Third Wash. St. opening of sports betting on Saturday

Earlier this week, Sport gripsister site of, Bets on CO, announced that the Kalispel Tribe’s Northern Quest Resort & Casino, located near Spokane, Wash., plans to open its sportsbook to the public on Saturday after a VIP event on Friday. The book will become just the third to open in Washington state, after Snoqualmie Casino launched on-site sports betting on September 9 and Sillaquamish Tribe’s Angel of the Winds Casino opened its sportsbook last Wednesday.

With over a dozen Washington tribes legally allowed to open sports betting whenever they’re ready (sports betting is an all-Native American proposition in Evergreen state), anyone can guess which tribe will be. the fourth to take bets. But the Suquamish Tribe’s Clearwater Casino Resort, located a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle, ran radio commercials for its branded book FanDuel, indicating it could be next in line.

However, the tribe has yet to announce a launch date, with a spokesperson saying Sport grip, “Right now our bookie isn’t open yet, and we always say it’s coming soon. I don’t have the date… quite yet.

– Mike Seely

First sports bets placed in Wisconsin

While the Green Bay Packers are perhaps Wisconsin’s most popular professional sports team, the first bet placed in the state was on the New Orleans Saints Dallas Cowboys game, according to the Green Bay Gazette.

That bet was placed on Tuesday when the Oneida nation opened the first legal bookie in Wisconsin after renegotiating its deal with the state earlier this year. As part of the pact, the Oneidas can offer retail betting on professional, college and amateur sports, although betting on local college teams is prohibited. The contract also allows betting on certain award events, like the Grammys or the Oscars, Tribal Vice President Brandon Yellowbird Stevens said in a webinar earlier this year.

The deal is the first of its kind in Wisconsin, although other tribes expect to follow suit.

Wisconsin this year became the 10th state to begin offering some sort of sports betting, and the sixth in which at least one tribe now takes bets. The tribe currently offers in-person betting at their Oneida casino near the airport. The book opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 11 p.m. on weekdays and at midnight on weekends. It will open at 9 a.m. when the Packers have a home game, and bets can be placed at counters or via kiosks.

– Jill R. Dorson

So. Dakota tribe approved for sports betting

An amendment to the gaming pact between the Oyate of Sisseton-Wahpeton and South Dakota, which would allow the tribe to offer sports betting at its three state casinos, has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe operates the Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown, the Dakota Magic Casino in Hankinson, and the Dakota Connection Casino in Sisseton. Voters in South Dakota legalized retail sports betting for Deadwood in the November 2020 ballot, regulations were finalized in July, and the first bets were taken on September 9.

More of the most important and interesting stories

BIG EXPENDITURE: A lot of money is spent on the potential casino in the parish of St. Tammany [NOLA]

MORE OPTIONS FROM A TO Z: Desert Diamond casinos are open to retail betting [KOLD]

A’S ON TAPE? MLB Franchise Checking Tropicana Site for Baseball Stadium [ReviewJournal]

FOR SALE: Churchill Downs Inc. works with consultant to sell TwinSpires platform [Bloomberg]

LONG NOVEMBER: The month was one of the worst public bets on the NFL that bookies can remember [ESPN]

NAME CHANGE: Dover Downs is now Bally’s Dover Casino Resort [Delaware Online]

PAST DISPLAY: New Jersey players bet on a football game that was already over [AP]

YOU ARE ENGAGED: ESPN hires sports betting analyst Erin Dolan [ESPNPressRoom]

DISPUTE ENDED? : Nevada simulcast standoff with Churchill Downs Inc. could be over [ReviewJournal]

INFLATABLE BALLS: MLB has admitted using two different types of baseballs in the 2021 season [Insider]

Have a good weekend, guys!