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.”
Horse bettors sue over Medina Spirit scandal
Bob Baffert Sued by Gamblers Over Kentucky Derby, Dirty Horse Cost Us a Fortune! https://t.co/hMIHjPj0FX
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 14, 2021
Huge lottery win goes unclaimed in California
A $26 million lottery ticket was sold in Norwalk, California about six months ago. Regulars and workers at the gas station that sold the ticket believe it was accidentally destroyed in the wash by a woman whose coworker bought it for her. https://t.co/SJp9yDpgQZ
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) May 14, 2021
FanDuel CEO unexpectedly steps down
Matt King, CEO of FanDuel, is stepping down from his position. King oversaw the first years of FanDuel's entrance into the new regulated sports betting market in the U.S.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 12, 2021
Poker pro accused in plot to gather dirt on Trump’s FBI
It's almost like a plot out of a movie!
As reported by the @nytimes, poker player Anna Khait allegedly arranged dates with FBI employees in order to record them making incriminating comments about Donald Trump
— Will Shillibier (@ShillibierPN) May 13, 2021
Olympics still could be nixed as opposition grows
A petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics which garnered 350,000 signatures in nine days was submitted to organizers on Friday https://t.co/lD52fqQoJz
— CNN International (@cnni) May 14, 2021
Dogecoin betting frenzy mints new millionaires
I profiled a rags-to-riches Dogecoin millionaire. Glauber’s story is truly wild, and says so much about how the economy works now. https://t.co/76yG2eBaQl
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) May 14, 2021
TN to be first state with peer-to-peer sports betting
Big news for TN sports betting: Peer-to-peer sports betting, eyed by the likes of @zensports, is legal under the 2019 Sports Gaming Act, Lottery said today. Whether it happens depends on if the new regulator (the advisory council) ends up allowing it. Sounds like it likely will.
— Brian Pempus (@brianpempus) May 11, 2021