Matthew Waters

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.

Virginia sports betting

Secretive Virginia Sports Betting Rollout Trickles On With BetMGM Launch

BetMGM will join the top two US sports betting operators in the new Virginia market when the brand launches its mobile sportsbook this week. VA sports betting launched last Thursday – to the surprise of many – when FanDuel Sportsbook accepted the state’s first legal bet. Three days later, DraftKings Sportsbook went live Sunday afternoon […] Read More
Posted on: January 26, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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The Week In Sports Betting News: Michigan, Virginia Go Mobile

Happy Monday, everyone. Even during a presidential inauguration, sports betting managed to make significant news headlines last week. The latest LSR Podcast breaks down the two big stories of last week: mobile launches in Michigan and Virginia. While both states officially launched online last week, not all operators are live. Follow @LSPReport on Twitter for updates […] Read More
Posted on: January 25, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
NY sports betting

Mobile NY Sports Betting Bills On The Move As Committees Approve

The NY sports betting proposal some legislators appear to favor over Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s state-run model is getting support in both chambers. The New York Senate voted  S 1183 out of committee on Tuesday. The Assembly followed suit, voting  A 1257 out of committee on Wednesday. Multiple members of the assembly voiced enthusiastic support for […] Read More
Posted on: January 20, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Virginia sports betting

New Virginia Sports Betting Bill Adds Items It Meant To Add Last Year

One of the authors of last year’s Virginia sports betting bill wants to add some items he thought were in the bill that first legalized sportsbooks. Del. Mark Sickles wrote HB 1847 to clean up some inconsistencies from last year’s legislation that legalized VA sports betting. That includes adding five more online-only licenses and opening […] Read More
Posted on: January 19, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Michigan sports betting

Online Michigan Sports Betting Goes Live Friday After Long Wait

At last, we have a definitive start time for the online sports betting and casino markets in Michigan: this Friday. The Michigan Gaming Control Board made the formal announcement Tuesday that 10 of the state’s 15 online sportsbooks could launch three days later. “The days between authorization and launch will give the operators and platform […] Read More
Posted on: January 19, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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