John Holden

John Holden J.D. / Ph.D. is an academic. His research focuses on policy issues surrounding sports corruption.

official league data

Opinion: Official League Data Back With Vengeance in Florida DFS Bill

A new DFS bill in Florida demands some closer scrutiny on official league data. While much of the gambling world has focused its attention on the pending compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe, a fantasy sports bill was placed on the Agenda for the legislature’s special session. While fantasy sports have become […] Read More
Posted on: May 14, 2021 | Daily Fantasy Sports Opinion Regulation | John Holden

Is There (Another) Big Esports Match-Fixing Scandal Brewing?

Is the latest scandal involving esports poised to cause serious repercussions? Those who have been watching esports grow up over the last decade have likely noticed that the industry, with some games in particular, has been susceptible to match-fixing incidents. The latest incident, however, might be the biggest scandal yet. The scandal purportedly involves a […] Read More
Posted on: April 14, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Canada sports betting

How Big Could Single-Game Canada Sports Betting Market Become?

The steady drumbeat toward single-game Canada sports betting continues this month. Canadian hopes for single-game sports betting appear to be approaching realization. Just what single-game betting will look like in each province remains uncertain, but there is at least seemingly great support for a repeal of Section 207(4)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada in […] Read More
Posted on: April 13, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Canada sports betting

Opinion: Another Week, Another Canada Sports Betting Hearing In The Books

The steady progress toward single-game sports betting in Canada appears on track although potential storm clouds can be seen on the horizon. Late last month, a Canadian Parliamentary Committee held additional hearings. These were for the purpose of potentially amending the country’s Criminal Code to allow single-game sports betting in CA. The hearings featured testimony […] Read More
Posted on: April 6, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
Texas sports betting

Opinion: How Texas Interest In Sports Betting Grew Bigger In 2021

In mid-January, Legal Sports Report reported that according to multiple sources, sports betting might be on the legislative agenda in Texas. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, however, says it is not happening. The legalization of TX sports betting would be something of a unicorn for the sports betting industry, much like California, Florida, and mobile betting in […] Read More
Posted on: March 2, 2021 | Opinion Regulation Sports Betting | John Holden
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