It was another news-filled 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 new 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.”
Idaho bans Powerball sales in state
Idaho lawmakers have decided to end the Powerball lottery in the state, saying they object to foreign participation in the game. Powerball is played in 44 other states, two U.S. territories and Washington, D.C., and is expanding to Australia and Britain. https://t.co/SxEbB5JI3a
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 10, 2021
NY Gov. Cuomo now a favorite to leave office
"Will Andrew Cuomo be Governor of New York at the end of the year?" on @PredictIt
Yesterday's closing price was $.60. Current latest Yes price down to $0.42 pic.twitter.com/eC5mlxClAc
— Alexander Podkul (@apodkul) March 11, 2021
Casino dealer accused in Boston casino cheating scheme
Cheating scheme involving baccarat at Encore Boston Harbor leads to charges; two other men indicted in separate stabbing case at casino https://t.co/itKPQI3rNh
— masslivenews (@masslivenews) March 7, 2021
Sports bettor takes plea deal in threats case
Y'all remember 'Parlay Patz'…
"He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set."
California Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Tampa Bay Rays Playershttps://t.co/HmKsdlZC5k
— Alfonso Straffon 🇨🇷🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@astraffon) March 11, 2021
Bad beat for UFC bettors in rare DQ
Well, that's gotta be the weirdest way I've ever won a bet. #UFC259
I saw Petr Yan as high as 1-30 in-fight odds before fight was stopped.
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) March 7, 2021
Plea deal in sports betting case involving Urlacher
— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) March 9, 2021
Man receives prison for sports betting Ponzi scheme
A federal judge sentenced a Kansas City, Missouri, man to more than eight years in prison for running a $6 million sports betting Ponzi scheme. https://t.co/hJZlHRzrpR
— Law360 (@Law360) March 12, 2021