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.”
Las Vegas Sands now interested in online gambling
— Howard Stutz (@howardstutz) January 27, 2021
GameStop saga highlights gambling nature of stocks
— Jeff Edelstein (@jeffedelstein) January 28, 2021
Christmas bombing impacts TN betting launch
WOW. TN Lottery just said that one of the upcoming sportsbooks can't launch in time for the Super Bowl because its servers were on 2nd Ave. where the Xmas day bomb went off…
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) January 29, 2021
$1.05 billion Mega Millions drawing won in Michigan
Someone (or someones?!) won the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, and rumors are circulating online that a group of teachers took down the $1.05 billion grand prize. @brianpempus on the near-record prize and the buzz around the winner: https://t.co/fzEERLmRZK pic.twitter.com/iWcUuaYoHe
— MI Bets (@MichiganBets) January 26, 2021
Appears that betting public likes tails again
Super Bowl coin flip: 51.9% of bets, 52.8% of money wagered is on Tails @BetMGM books.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) January 27, 2021
Sportsbooks benefit from McGregor loss
Sportsbooks definitely pleased with Conor McGregor's loss.
Most of the big bets were on McGregor and a TON of parlay liability heading into NFL Championship Games is now gone.
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) January 24, 2021
Gambling addiction leads to charges for MI businessman
“Viktor Gjonaj was a well-respected businessman who unfortunately developed a gambling addiction that led to this situation. His addiction was well known to the state of Michigan which, nevertheless, allowed him to keep gambling.” — Gjonaj's lawyer https://t.co/becxgzlFNb
— Robert Snell (@robertsnellnews) January 28, 2021
Negreanu clawing back in poker match
— Las Vegas Review-Journal (@reviewjournal) January 26, 2021
Infamous gambling ref finds new career in wrestling
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) January 28, 2021