It was another eventful week in the world of gambling.
In this installment of the weekly roundup from US Bets, we’re giving you a rundown of some of the more interesting news nuggets from the world of sports betting and beyond.
Also be sure to check out Sports Handle for its weekly news recap, “Get a Grip.”
More than $25m in OH gambling winnings unclaimed
— WKBN 27 First News (@WKBN) May 7, 2021
Massive 150/1 futures wager on NYJ
A few of the biggest Super Bowl LVI bets at @WilliamHillUS:
Nevada: $10,000 on Dallas Cowboys at 30-1
New Jersey: $5,000 on New York Jets at 150-1
Illinois: $5,000 on Cleveland Browns at 22-1
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) May 6, 2021
More than $150 million in local TV ad spending
According to Nielsen ad-spend data, online sportsbooks and gambling sites in the first quarter poured $153.6 million into local station coffers, an investment that has made the nascent industry one of the biggest players in the spot TV space. https://t.co/PhBJND0E1D
— Sportico (@Sportico) May 6, 2021
William Hill brand to sunset in the U.S.
This is kind of a big deal.
Caesars is dropping the William Hill name.
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) May 5, 2021
TAN sold to US Bets’ parent company for $240M
Stay hot, sports gambling industry https://t.co/3GfXrPfdNF
— Eben Novy-Williams (@novy_williams) May 3, 2021
Phil Hellmuth wins heads-up match vs. longtime rival
Phil Hellmuth beats Daniel Negreanu again in ‘High Stakes Duel’ | Las Vegas Review-Journal https://t.co/zXzpWBnjJ6
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) May 6, 2021
Longtime Las Vegas bookie retires from game
After 43 years taking bets in Las Vegas, Art Manteris, vice president of race and sports at Station Casinos, is retiring.https://t.co/gsHlaIctEG
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 7, 2021
Poker legend backs new product to grow online poker
The first press release for Dealio Webcam Poker is out.
— Barry Greenstein (@barrygreenstein) May 6, 2021
DraftKings stock falls after earnings report
DraftKings Stock Loses Momentum as Investors Digest Earnings Results https://t.co/hDEH57zwVI
— Jeremy M. Kissel (@JeremyKissel) May 7, 2021
Man recovers $1M lottery ticket from supermarket trash
Supermarket employee accidentally throws away customer's winning $1m lottery ticket, and he comes back later and digs through the garbage to find it.https://t.co/eboPcy7CSo
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) May 7, 2021