The Week In Sports Betting News: Turn Those Ears To The Street

Posted on August 2, 2021
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Posted By on August 2, 2021

Happy Monday, folks. Sports betting news turned a bit ugly this weekend with the allegations against NHL forward Evander Kane of wagering on hockey, including his own games.

Kane denies the charges levied on social media by his estranged wife. Certainly there is more to come as the league investigates.

The LSR Podcast looked at some of the biggest states in the US sports betting picture right now, including Arizona, Massachusetts and, as always, New York.

There will be plenty of news this week as multiple public companies hold investor updates. Stay tuned to @LSPReport for all the details.

Top sports betting news this week: 5 calls worth hearing

It is earnings season for publicly listed US companies. This week is noteworthy for sports betting with five companies presenting second-quarter earnings this week (all times Eastern):

Australia-listed PointsBet updated investors on its fundraising plans last week.

Latest batch of New York Q&A due

It will be interesting to see if any of the five companies holding calls elaborate on whether or not they are applying in New York during their presentations or when asked by analysts.

The names of the bidding companies will be available through Freedom of Information laws, the New York State Gaming Commission confirmed in the second round of Q&A published.

The final round of questions and answers should be published Monday. This is the second opportunity for operators and platform providers hopeful to launch one of the minimum two platforms and four online NY sportsbooks. The first set of answers specific to the RFA went live July 22.

All bids are due to the NYSGC next Monday, Aug. 9 at 4 pm.

Catch up with last week’s top sports betting news

In case you missed them, here were some of the biggest stories from last week:

Press release roundup

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Matthew Waters is a reporter covering legal sports betting and the gambling industry. Previous stops include Fantini Research and various freelance jobs covering professional and amateur sports in Delaware and the Philadelphia area.

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