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.”
Pierce loses ESPN gig after raunchy poker game video
FIRED: ESPN has reportedly parted ways with NBA analyst Paul Pierce after Pierce posted a video playing poker and smoking in a room full of exotic dancers https://t.co/fYi0mQs9ez
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) April 7, 2021
MLB moves All-Star Game to sports betting state
MLB chose Coors Field in Denver as the home for its 2021 All-Star Game, which it pulled from Atlanta because of a restrictive Georgia voting law. https://t.co/mDjTzEMYFF
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 6, 2021
DraftKings fined after repeated self-exclusion violations
DraftKings Fined $10K By NJ For Wooing Self-Excluded Gamblers https://t.co/85jzlD1io5
— RounderLife (@RounderLife) April 8, 2021
Mask-wearing casino thief pleads guilty
— Kevin J. Hardy (@kevinjhardy) April 7, 2021
Casino site could be old burial ground, locals say
Protestors say they're concerned about traffic, wildlife and that it could impact potential gravesites. https://t.co/xLMYfG6CAI
— NBC12 WWBT Richmond (@NBC12) April 7, 2021
NY reaches controversial mobile sports betting plan
Full story on the state of mobile sports betting legalization in NYS.
What we do know (it's happening) and what we don't yet (exact nature of it). But four-plus online skins, at this point, appears to be part of plan.
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) April 7, 2021
Cop pleads guilty in high-profile sports betting case
CPD Officer Nicholas Stella pleaded guilty in a gambling ring tied to Casey Urlacher. https://t.co/CsHRMQZRZF
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) April 6, 2021