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.”
Auction for chance to implode ex-Trump casino
Atlantic City is auctioning off the chance to push the button to implode the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on Jan. 29 — which "will be done remotely and can be done anywhere in the world."
Officials say proceeds will benefit the local Boys & Girls Club. https://t.co/YeWVfEagce
— NPR (@NPR) December 17, 2020
NJ nears $1 billion in handle for single month
The race to a $1 billion is on!
New Jersey bettors wagered $931.6 million in November, destroying the national record by nearly $130 million. @BergenBrennan on the massive month and the march toward 10 figures: https://t.co/1EOy4iapJp pic.twitter.com/hgGuyBMBsC
— NJ Online Gambling (@NJ_Gambling) December 14, 2020
Woman ordered to fork over $4 million lottery ticket
An Acme store employee has been ordered by a state judge to return a lottery ticket worth $4.15 million after the court ruled it belonged to the supermarket, according to Newsweek.https://t.co/k5GeJbXvnW
— News Break (@newsbreakApp) December 17, 2020
DraftKings eyes low-income gamblers at Dollar General
— US Bets (@US_Bets) December 17, 2020
Betting underdogs having historic year in the NFL
NFL underdogs have had a winning record against the spread in eight of the last nine weeks and overall are covering the spread at 56.9% this season. Currently, it's the best ATS record for underdogs since 1980, per @ESPNStatsInfo.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) December 13, 2020
FD refunds bets after Ravens cover on last-play safety
🚨 BAD BEAT REFUND 🚨
Losing your bet on a last second safety isn't exactly a great way to end the night… We know.
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) December 15, 2020
PokerStars on the hook in Kentucky for $1.3 billion
BREAKING: The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a $870m judgement against The Stars Group with compounding interest of 12% per annum. The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by the state against certain subsidiaries of The Stars Group prior to its combination with the Flutter Group.
— Chris Sieroty (@sierotyfeatures) December 17, 2020
PredictIt finally paying out on election markets
Political prediction market @PredictIt has announced that it plans to settle all presidential election markets no later than Jan. 6, when Congress meets in joint session to declare the election outcome.
PredictIt settled 18 state-level presidential election markets yesterday.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) December 16, 2020
Australian match-fixing allegations rock ping-pong world
An alleged match-fixing scheme has shaken the table tennis world, as well as illuminated Colorado's decision to suspend wagering on the sport. @MattRybaltowski on the arrest of a former Australian champion, irregular betting patterns and massive handle: https://t.co/FS75IbyYqo pic.twitter.com/vgacwcEOIQ
— COBets (@BetsColorado) December 17, 2020