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What We're Watching

Week of May 10

  • The past month brought surprise legalizations in Florida and New York, as well as NFL sports betting partnerships. That’s not to say May cannot compete but it will be a high bar to clear as state legislatures begin to wind down nationwide.
  • What’s the timeline for Arizona and Maryland to launch legal sports betting? We’re tracking gaming commissions in both states to see the next steps.
  • Follow the most recent legislative happenings on our sports betting bill tracker as we make our way through the 2021 state legislatures.
  • Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates throughout the week, and don’t forget about the weekly LSR podcast either.

Sports Betting Reviews

RESOURCES

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Weekly Sports Betting News Recap

US Sports Betting Revenue Tracker

Official League Data

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LSR Podcast

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Legal Online Sports Betting States & Industry Coverage

LSR Focus Areas

Regulated / Legal U.S. Sports Betting

Closely connected to the issue of daily fantasy sports is the issue of regulated sports betting in the United States. On May 14, 2018, the US Supreme Court struck down the 1992 law (PASPA) that made sports betting illegal everywhere except Nevada. This means that sports betting is now in the hands of states to regulate and/or prohibit. The topic of legal sports betting is appearing in more and more states, a development that we’ll be watching closely as they unfold in the coming years.

Daily Fantasy Sports

LegalSportsReport began as a site aimed at analyzing the daily fantasy sports industry in the United States, and that remains a focus today. We are especially interested in the legal and legislative conversations surrounding DFS, and also in the underlying economics of the daily fantasy sports industry. Additionally, we cover general industry developments, including product innovations, marketing trends, and related topics.

The Global Sports Betting Market

In many ways, the global sports online betting market, led by operators like bet365, provides a template for the market that is likely to eventually evolve for sports betting and horse racing in the United States. And many of the companies that dominate the international sports betting market – such as William Hill – are poised to become key players in the US sports betting field now that the market is legal and regulated for sports.

About Legal Sports Report

LegalSportsReport.com covers the legal online sports wagering industry, including sports betting sites and daily fantasy sports in the US. LSR is produced by the team behind Online Poker Report, which covers the regulated online poker industry; PlayNJ.com, which covers the regulated NJ online casino industry; and PlayUSA.com, which covers the broader US gambling industry. Follow us on Twitter and YouTube. Read our advertising disclosure.

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