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.”
Local legend Kemp places first bet in Washington State
Seattle sports legend Shawn Kemp just made history by placing Washington State’s first Sports Wagering bet at Snoqualmie Casino. pic.twitter.com/6CdlThKfIX
— WA Gambling Comm (@WAGambling) September 9, 2021
About 45M adults expected to bet on NFL this year
🚨 RELEASE: A record 45.2M Americans (18%) will wager on the 2021 NFL season, according to AGA research. 🏈
Driven by the expansion of the legal market and high fan enthusiasm for the season, the total is a 36% increase over 2020.
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) September 7, 2021
Gambler bets $10,000 on Lakers to miss out
Interesting NBA wager at @BetMGM:
$10,000 on the Los Angeles Lakers to miss the playoffs at 16-1 odds.
Lakers drop from 16-1 to 14-1 to miss postseason after bet.
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) September 9, 2021
NFL finally includes odds in network’s ticker
Gambling lines have been added to NFL Network's ticker for the first time in league history. A new era has begun!
— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) September 7, 2021
Another man sentenced in Chicago sports betting case
A federal judge on Thursday gave six months of community confinement to a key player in a large-scale, international gambling ring based around Chicago. https://t.co/yl1WVT4fKx
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 9, 2021
Lottery player continues unbelievable run at store
This Concord convenience store is a good luck charm for the North Carolina man. https://t.co/kWiAhzJi94
— The News & Observer (@newsobserver) September 10, 2021
Arizona begins online/mobile sports betting
More of the latest from Arizona:
Barstool, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, and WynnBet all launch digital platforms in biggest legal state in the West.
This is a map of bettors pinging locations-https://t.co/OTAfh1sve3
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) September 9, 2021
Documentary about poker legend Doyle Brunson in works
The Creators Of "The Last Dance" Are Making A Documentary About Doyle Brunson's Life https://t.co/WwT0Mmfmc0
— Cracking Aces (@CrackingAAces) September 8, 2021
As expected, feds sign off on CT gambling plan
— WFSB Channel 3 (@WFSBnews) September 9, 2021