Last Week In Sports Betting: Giving Thanks For A Slow Week Of Headlines

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By now, regular readers might have grown tired of the endless metaphors of food and general indulgence in this weekly sports betting news roundup.

Bad news for you, because of Thanksgiving, the last six months of these recaps have pretty much all been leading up to this week, in which overindulgence becomes a nationwide cultural mandate. Here’s hoping your bird and your betting lines were equally juicy.

Luckily enough, the headline makers took a bit of a holiday break, making this batch of leftovers a little lighter than usual. Let’s run through the week’s news in brief, shall we?

Sports betting appetizers

We’ll begin Friday supper with a quick lap around the map, where another state has a bill on file for next year:

The main dish

Rhode Island finally seizes the spotlight in an otherwise quiet week. At long last, RI sports betting has an official start date.

Twin River Lincoln will open its sportsbook at 3 p.m. Monday. When it does, the smallest state will officially become the eighth to book a legal wager. RI sports betting is possible under inclusion in the governor’s budget package passed earlier this year.

A second Twin River property in Tiverton has its new sportsbook under construction, as well.

That will be the extent of RI sports betting for the foreseeable future. The existing law restricts the implementation to in-person wagering at those two physical properties. Let the betting begin.

Dessert course

With the tryptophan still coursing through our bloodstream, we have just enough energy left for a few more bites and a Friday afternoon nap.

That’s really all there is to talk about, honestly. The crew of TheLines Podcast even took the week off to eat turkey, so that’s just the end of it. Bye.

Happy Cyber Monday, Y’all.