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.

VA sportsbooks

Nine VA Sportsbooks Live As Golden Nugget Launches Today

There are now nine online VA sportsbooks live after Golden Nugget Online launched Wednesday morning. Golden Nugget was one of three operators approved in March, along with Barstool Sportsbook and Bally Bet. Penn National‘s Barstool launched Aug. 10 but Bally Bet is still waiting. That launch is not expected until the late fourth quarter or next […] Read More
Posted on: October 13, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Indiana sports betting

Indiana Sports Betting Market Hits New Highs In September

The midwest’s love of football is apparent in September‘s Indiana sports betting results, which set new handle and revenue records. Indiana sportsbooks took $355.4 million in bets last month, 71.3% from last September. Sports betting revenue hit $33.9 million for a 9.5% hold, according to the report. Both figures broke records set this January. September […] Read More
Posted on: October 13, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
CT sports betting

Mobile CT Sports Betting Soft Launch Today, Full Launch Next Week

Mobile CT sports betting starts today but will be limited in users and hours during the week-long soft launch period. DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and Rush Street Interactive‘s PlaySugarHouse can soft launch their apps beginning at 3 pm Tuesday. But there are some strict restrictions during the trial period: Access will be limited to 750 […] Read More
Posted on: October 12, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
MA sports betting

MA Sports Betting On Back Burner, Senate President Says

Senate President Karen Spilka is in no rush when it comes to considering an MA sports betting bill. Whether the Senate gets around to considering Massachusetts sports betting depends on available “bandwidth,” Spilka told the State House News Service. Five issues take precedence over legalizing Massachusetts sportsbooks this year, she said: Spending funds from American […] Read More
Posted on: October 4, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
CT sports betting

DraftKings, FanDuel Confirm Retail CT Sports Betting Launches Thursday

Both DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook will launch retail CT sports betting operations with their respective partners Thursday. DraftKings’ temporary sportsbook will be at the Ultimate Race Book in Foxwood‘s Rainmaker Casino. Additional kiosks will be located throughout the resort, according to the release. The temporary Mohegan Sun FanDuel Sportsbook will hold a ribbon-cutting at […] Read More
Posted on: September 29, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Scientific Games

Scientific Games Sells Sports Betting Business To Endeavor For $1.2 Billion

Endeavor, the parent company of data supplier IMG Arena, is buying the Scientific Games sports betting business for $1.2 billion. Scientific Games announced in June it would divest its OpenBet sports betting business and its lottery business to focus on its core gaming business. Options included a potential IPO or SPAC transaction, along with a straight […] Read More
Posted on: September 28, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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