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.”
ESPN reportedly eyeing its own sportsbook
The sports betting gold rush is on.
ESPN- branded sportsbooks could be on the drawing board as the Worldwide Leader in Sports goes all-in on sports betting.
— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) June 10, 2021
Nun admits to massive theft to feed gambling habit
— Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) June 10, 2021
Florida city votes preemptively against a Trump casino
NEW: Critics believe Florida's new gaming compact was tailored to allow casinos at properties like the Trump National Doral.
Tonight, the city of Doral voted unanimously to ban gambling unless approved by residents in a referendum.https://t.co/TASXsIyddQ
— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) June 9, 2021
Man accused of identity theft in NJ for online gambling
— njdotcom (@njdotcom) June 9, 2021
CA vaccine lottery winners don’t collect prizes
Two vaccine lottery winners forfeit $50K, California officials move on to find alternates https://t.co/WNcAugyol4
— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) June 11, 2021
Michigander sues DraftKings over hockey bet mishap
Walled Lake gambler sues online betting site: You rigged my Bruins hockey bet https://t.co/zBluWuG7CI
— Detroit Free Press (@freep) June 7, 2021
Poker pro receives jail time for embezzlement
Poker champ who embezzled more than $22 million from California marketing company gets more than 6 1/2 years in prison https://t.co/rzenTEVknn
— East Bay Times (@EastBayTimes) June 10, 2021
Troubling payout issues with DFS platform
Murky situation as several users claim @ThriveFantasy only honored payout requests once they filed claim with BBB, or threatened to do so.
The CEO claims an investigation into site violations will be resolved soon.
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) June 9, 2021
Books give refunds after Rahm’s COVID-19 withdrawal
Jon Rahm had to withdraw from the Memorial because of COVID, yet many sportsbooks paid out Rahm bets as winners. Is this good policy? Well …. probably not. https://t.co/QwWFA6hm2X
— Jeff Edelstein (@jeffedelstein) June 7, 2021