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.”
Six-time bracelet winner Layne Flack dies
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) July 20, 2021
Police officer gets jail in sports betting case
#BREAKING: Chicago police officer sentenced to 15 months behind bars for his role in a massive, international sports gambling ring. @Suntimes story: https://t.co/KkFBnjKOxa
— Jon Seidel (@SeidelContent) July 22, 2021
Nun admits to crime to fund gambling habit
Mary Margaret Kreuper had been the principal at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, California, for 28 years. https://t.co/WxsFfg9kGq
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 23, 2021
Gambling IPO slashed by $130 million
https://t.co/N6o5To4ctf scales down its IPO ambitions https://t.co/n0eLXKt3jv
— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) July 22, 2021
Massachusetts takes step forward with sports betting
This evening, the MA House voted 156-3 to pass An Act regulating sports wagering. I wholeheartedly support the legalization of sports betting in MA, and this legislation addresses many important aspects of betting, like revenue allocations and gambling addiction services. #mapoli pic.twitter.com/EoapCHLoNj
— Rep. Jim O'Day (@RepJimODay) July 22, 2021
More than 20M Americans to bet on Olympics
🚨 NEW: More than 20 million American adults plan to bet on the #Tokyo2020 Olympic games, according to AGA research.
Check out our first-ever survey on America’s @Olympics betting plans ⬇️ ➡️ https://t.co/f6Z4h38Zvb pic.twitter.com/g0F16gUd9B
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) July 20, 2021
Zoom, FlowPlay debut a poker app through Meetings
Woohoo! It's Alive!!
Hybrid work just got a lot more fun. Today, @Zoom introduced FlowPlay's Live Game Night Poker to its App Marketplace! Dive deeper with @DeanTak @VentureBeat https://t.co/WwovZ0Kqkr
— Derrick Morton (@FlowPlayCEO) July 21, 2021
Logan Paul opens as betting favorite against UFC legend
Logan Paul opened up as the betting favorite for a #boxing match against Anderson Silva. Who is your money on if these two fight? 🥊 https://t.co/wp4qb7vs4J
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) July 22, 2021