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.”
Canada moves forward with single-game betting
Good stuff here from @MattRybaltowski on the passing of Bill C-218. Both Matt and @GeoffZochodne have done damn fine working following this story.https://t.co/7zcIaHdgRz
— The Parleh (@theparleh) June 25, 2021
Furniture store owner bets millions on Astros once again
Mattress Mack dropped $3M on the Astros to win the World Series, this time choosing Indiana for his massive wagers. @AlTruda73 on the latest betting activity for the furniture magnate: https://t.co/PkKwWsOL6E pic.twitter.com/O1h2wvSwt3
— HoosierStateBets (@HoosierBets) June 24, 2021
Hellmuth bests Negreanu in heads-up poker match
Phil Hellmuth defeated poker rival Daniel Negreanu on Wednesday for the third straight “High Stakes Duel” match on PokerGO and can now cash out his winnings. https://t.co/G44yEZ5zon
— Las Vegas RJ Sports (@RJ_Sports) June 24, 2021
Louisiana gets sports betting bill done
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation today that will bring sports betting to the state. 29 states and the District of Columbia have passed sports betting legislation in the last three years.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) June 22, 2021
Poker legend wins fourth tournament in six years
My latest article celebrates the return of @philivey, poker’s prodigal son, as he beat @Patrik_Antonius in the final of the inaugural @WPT @PokerKingMedia $25,000 Heads-Up Championship.
🖊 https://t.co/KEsdMdbwy1 pic.twitter.com/4rlcW7v52f
— 🃏 David Lappin 🃏 (@dklappin) June 23, 2021
Gambler, BetMGM stuck in online roulette dispute
A Detroit woman is suing BetMGM after winning $3 million playing online roulette and only receiving $100K, with the company citing a "glitch" in the game. @jeffedelstein with the latest on the case: https://t.co/g4rlrYLvyl pic.twitter.com/9xnb1SgmXl
— MI Bets (@MichiganBets) June 24, 2021
Vegas casino opens after years-long construction saga
Resorts World Las Vegas opens tonight. It is the first new casino-resort to open on the Las Vegas Strip since 2010. The $4.3 billion, 3,506-room property is the most expensive hotel-casino ever built in Nevada. pic.twitter.com/ho7ZdfGQCZ
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 24, 2021
Clearer skies for potential iPoker liquidity sharing
relief for lottery players – and bonanza for online poker? https://t.co/iU7L1jjHm3 but state AG's still want more detail from DOJ on both fronts #SportsBiz
— John Brennan (@BergenBrennan) June 22, 2021
DK, FD seeking fight against Seminole Tribe in Florida
In Florida, per sources, #DraftKings and #FanDuel behind a forthcoming ballot initiative to allow for commercial statewide online wagering.https://t.co/0eHduQWx18
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) June 23, 2021