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.

Illinois sports betting

Illinois Somehow Makes Sports Betting Law Worse With Latest In-Person Gaffe

Legislators appear to be doubling down on bad Illinois sports betting law that includes in-person requirements. The House passed SB 521 with a few amendments as the state’s legislature went into overtime Tuesday. One of those amendments sets up a trial run for betting on in-state colleges until July 2023. That sounds positive, right? It […] Read More
Posted on: June 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Nevada sports betting

Nevada Sports Betting Latest Market To Report April Dip

Even the oldest legal US market cannot escape the March Madness hangover as sports betting in Nevada dipped in April. Handle was $454.7 million for the month, down 29.1% from the $641 million bet in March. Nearly 80% of March’s handle came from basketball thanks to betting on March Madness. Sports betting revenue also dipped […] Read More
Posted on: May 27, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Connecticut sports betting

Connecticut Sports Betting Signed Into Law, Fed Approval Still Needed

The legislative process to legalize sports betting in Connecticut is finally done, but the story is not finished quite yet. Gov. Ned Lamont signed HB 6451 into law Thursday afternoon. The bill allows Lamont to submit updated compacts with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indians to the Department of Interior for federal approval. Along with […] Read More
Posted on: May 27, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Privacy Policy