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.”
Florida reaches sports gambling deal with Seminoles
BREAKING: Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a deal with the Seminole Tribe that paves the way to legalize sports gambling in Florida.
The state is expected to bring in as much as $600 million annually from the deal.
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) April 23, 2021
PokerStars loses $100 million bond in Kentucky case
Somehow, Kentucky found a way to plug its budget gap with online gambling money without legalizing online gambling https://t.co/fXbjM0j84L
— Adam Small (@AdamLoebSmall) April 22, 2021
Barkley needled by Obama about gambling addiction
Obama directly addresses vaccine hesitancy in the Black community in primetime special—after ribbing Shaq and Charles Barkley about golf and gambling https://t.co/brWK31mjl9
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 19, 2021
GAN fined in New Jersey for gambling violations
GAN Fined $2,000 By New Jersey For Allowing 23 Self-Excluded Gamblers To Create Accountshttps://t.co/gwY3yfEuOm
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) April 23, 2021
DraftKings exec joins board of trustees for NC school
So apparently the UNC Board of Governors appointed a DraftKings exec to the Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. No conflict of interest there, nope nope nope 😬 https://t.co/MmxKUbJa0T
— Robin James (@doctaj) April 23, 2021
Some bettors think Paul-Askren fight was fixed
— Mirror Fighting (@MirrorFighting) April 20, 2021