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.”
Online poker community scores another win
After two years of confusion created by a DOJ memo, a court found that The Wire Act has limited scope — indeed applies only to sports betting.
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) January 20, 2021
Billy Walters receives help from departing POTUS
Statement from Billy Walters on the clemency he received today: pic.twitter.com/1ZmAGIGxLY
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) January 20, 2021
World Poker Tour sold once again
Allied Esports Entertainment Announces the Sale of World Poker Tour to Element Partners, LLC.
Here is WPT CEO Adam Pliska (@pliska007) with more.
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) January 19, 2021
Nearly $1 billion lottery jackpot drawing
— KTLA (@KTLA) January 22, 2021
Rough beat on huge betting favorite
One bettor at @tabcomaumedia wagered $100,000 on Liverpool to win or draw vs. Burnley today at -2500 odds.
Burnley won 1-0 in a massive upset.
It is Liverpool's first home loss since 2017, a span of 1,369 days (per @ESPNFC).
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) January 21, 2021
Brian Urlacher’s brother pardoned in gambling case
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 20, 2021
Art dealer involved with illegal poker ring gets pardon
Hillel "Helly" Nahmad, member of a powerful art world family, was part of a Russian-controlled illegal gambling ring that, among other things, operated out of Nahmad's 51st floor apartment in the Trump Tower.
The scheme was the basis of the film "Molly's Game" pic.twitter.com/Mqmhe69fhK
— Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) January 20, 2021
Two large sports betting markets launch platforms
Georgia sighting! https://t.co/yYPvATyv5d
— Adam Small (@AdamLoebSmall) January 22, 2021
Rough bad beat on Baylor game
If you had Baylor -8.5 you are owed one. Jesus Christ pic.twitter.com/mztLh4H26a
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) January 19, 2021
Big action coming in on UFC’s McGregor at -300
A bettor @FDSportsbook dropped $188K on McGregor to defeat Poirier at UFC 257 👀
It would payout $253K
And the big bets on Conor begin pic.twitter.com/aSkltZ3E6F
— br_betting (@br_betting) January 20, 2021