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.”
WSOP to require players to be vaccinated
Participation in the 2021 WSOP will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to first registration. Players are encouraged to make use of CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature: https://t.co/PxfgAohpBe. Additional info & FAQ: https://t.co/wUF6nLTXLL (1/3) pic.twitter.com/pHSh4PTj41
— WSOP (@WSOP) August 27, 2021
Paul fund invests in micro-event betting firm
Influencer/boxer Jake Paul's Anti Fund is leading a $30 million financing round of Simplebet to "accelerate consumer adoption of micro-betting," per release.
Simplebet recently partnered w/ DraftKings and offers a platform focused on in-game bets on micro-events, like an at-bat.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) August 26, 2021
Caesars partners with Fiesta Bowl for more exposure
ARIZONA:@CaesarsSports continues to expand its reach in Phoenix ahead of a Sept. 9 launch date for sports betting, agreeing to a partnership w/Fiesta Bowl that includes a fan lounge at State Farm Stadium for the New Year's Six bowl game.
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) August 23, 2021
Gambler bets Chiefs will have worst record in league
Two notable NFL bets at @BetMGM:
• $100 on the Chiefs to have the fewest wins in the regular season at 500/1.
• $20 on the Lions to have the most wins in the regular season at 1,500/1.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) August 18, 2021
Father, son charged in $21m lottery fraud
“A statistician will say that there’s some astronomical odd,” said Michael R. Sweeney, the executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery. “But the reality is, it’s zero.” By @gettinviggy https://t.co/lbEjIvQT7v
— William Lamb (@wlamb76) August 23, 2021
Poker pro shoots incredible 60 at golf event
Some dudes have all the talent.https://t.co/3tDhwJGzu9
— Golf Digest ME (@GolfDigestME) August 25, 2021
Nevada breaks another one of its gaming win records
— 8 News Now (@8NewsNow) August 26, 2021
CT casino considering ‘mega-dispensary’
Foxwoods considering ‘mega-dispensary’ for cannabis near casino https://t.co/LS8ticaN2N
— masslivenews (@masslivenews) August 26, 2021
State approve bets on Paul vs. Woodley
Some states have approved legal betting on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley fight. Brian Pempus with a betting overview of the bout between the YouTuber and the former UFC champion: https://t.co/ilNWF53zdN pic.twitter.com/YszMLW8Azl
— US Bets (@US_Bets) August 27, 2021
Man wins $18m after 30 years playing same lotto numbers
He's been playing same lottery numbers for 30 years. It finally paid off. https://t.co/KLIYNdOfrZ
— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) August 26, 2021