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.”
Record number to bet on Super Bowl online
BREAKING: 23.2 million Americans plan to bet a total of $4.3B on #SuperBowlLV, according to new AGA research. COVID-19 and expanded access to legal mobile wagering will cause a record number of wagers to be placed with online sportsbooks. Full story: https://t.co/5ZOnt2OnZZ pic.twitter.com/LY4BctWAvP
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) February 2, 2021
Mattress Mack places massive bet on Bucs
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) February 4, 2021
Major online slot changes in the UK
Moneymaker signs with offshore poker site ACR
Working again, retirement was too boring. Fun day
— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) February 3, 2021
Heavy action comes in on coin toss
But…but…tails never fails!?!
A Michigan bettor plunked down $5,000 on heads in the coin toss for the Super Bowl. @brianpempus on the reaction to the bet and a look at the history of the coin toss as a betting staple for the big game: https://t.co/CpHn7NsUtZ pic.twitter.com/NUhaPaAHmB
— MI Bets (@MichiganBets) February 4, 2021
Polk beats Negreanu in high-stakes poker match
Session: +$255,722 over 1718 hands
Total: +$1,200,000 over 25000 hands
We won guys. We did it.
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) February 4, 2021
Indiana takes rare move to revoke gaming license
The Indiana Gaming Commission has moved to revoke the gaming license of former Spectacle CEO Jeff Ratcliff. @AlTruda73 on new allegations brought forth by the IGC: https://t.co/P4GVDXrD0Z pic.twitter.com/LHv4NAbQyC
— HoosierStateBets (@HoosierBets) February 4, 2021
Gambling addiction linked with shorter life expectancy
Gambling research: a new study from @DSPI_Oxford uses banking data to show that the ‘fun’ can lead to unemployment, ill health and even death – including a 37% increase in mortality. Read more >> https://t.co/XktoXDL9YL
— University of Oxford (@UniofOxford) February 5, 2021