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.

Super Bowl betting

Legal Super Bowl Betting Handle Already Tops Last Year’s Total

We’re still waiting on more states to report, but legal Super Bowl betting already topped 2020‘s total. So far, handle from 13 states plus Washington DC reporting full or preliminary results on Super Bowl 55 totaled $443.7 million: *Denotes preliminary results Legal betting states reported more than $280 million in handle last year with the full US […] Read More
Posted on: February 9, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Super Bowl betting

GeoComply Data Show Legal Online Sports Betting Transactions Triple For Super Bowl

Online sports betting data from GeoComply shows more than triple the action on Super Bowl weekend compared to last year. Online transactions topped 32 million over Saturday and Sunday, up 236% from 9.5 million in 2020. That figure includes all legal online sports betting markets, of which there were an additional seven this year: Colorado […] Read More
Posted on: February 8, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Tribal Casinos, Pro Teams Included In Sports Betting Proposal

Sports betting proposals have been shot down in Arizona for various reasons over the past few years, but 2021 could be different. That’s because of two important factors. First, Gov. Doug Ducey stated he wants legal AZ sports betting in his State of the State address. Second, Ducey told legislators he renegotiated compacts with Arizona’s […] Read More
Posted on: February 5, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Barstool Sportsbook

Penn CEO Says This State Is Next Up For Barstool Sportsbook Launch

Penn National says its investment appears to be paying off with low customer acquisition costs for Barstool Sportsbook and younger customers. Penn’s stock dipped briefly in pre-market trading Thursday as earnings per share estimates missed analyst expectations. That quickly turned around as investors digested its earnings presentation and full results. Only two business segments saw adjusted […] Read More
Posted on: February 4, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
Georgia sports betting

Mobile-Only Georgia Sports Betting Proposal Passes House Committee

A sports betting proposal that would license at least six sportsbooks in Georgia hopped its first hurdle Tuesday. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed HB 86, though that wasn’t a huge surprise. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Ron Stephens, the committee chair, and has significant backers behind it. Stephens said the legislation […] Read More
Posted on: February 4, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
sports betting news

The Week In Sports Betting News: VA Sportsbooks Continue Piecemeal Rollout

Happy Monday, everyone. There was plenty of interesting sports betting news last week despite GameStop and retail stock market investors dominating headlines. The latest LSR Podcast discussed the two recent US sports betting launches in Michigan and Virginia. The team also discussed the recent trend of buying daily fantasy sports companies. Make sure you’re following […] Read More
Posted on: February 1, 2021 | Sports Betting | Matthew Waters
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