Mike Mazzeo

Mike Mazzeo is a reporter for Legal Sports Report, arriving after covering several of New York’s professional sports teams in a variety of roles for the past decade.

Previously, he served as a beat writer and columnist covering the Brooklyn Nets (ESPN) and New York Yankees (New York Daily News). Mike also covered both the MLB and NBA nationally for Yahoo Sports. In addition, he served as a general assignment reporter for ESPNNewYork.com.

He has also had bylines in the New York TimesNew York PostNewsdayForbes and The Ringer.

CA sports betting

MLB Backs CA Legal Online Sports Betting Initiative

MLB released a statement Friday supporting Proposition 27, which would legalize online sports betting in CA.  State policymakers spoke out against sportsbook operator-backed Prop. 27 on Wednesday.  Legal online California sports betting would help professional sports leagues like MLB increase revenues.  Why MLB supports sports betting in CA Prop. 27 In states with legal sports […] Read More
Posted on: August 12, 2022 | Regulation Sports Betting | Mike Mazzeo
Bally Bet

Bally Bet Becomes Latest Sportsbook Partner Of New York Yankees

The New York Yankees added another sportsbook partner this week in Bally Bet. During Monday night’s game at Yankee Stadium, advertising featuring Bally Bet and DFS acquisition Monkey Knife Fight was seen on the rotating LED panels below the upper deck.   Yankees senior VP of partnerships Michael Tusiani politely declined comment, though an industry […] Read More
Posted on: August 3, 2022 | Sports Betting | Mike Mazzeo
MA sports betting

Negotiator: No Legal MA Sports Betting In 2022 Would Be Failure

Can MA lawmakers find common ground to provide legal sports betting for the commonwealth this year?  With just three days before the end of regular session Sunday, Rep. David Muradian knows the pressure is on.  If the conference committee cannot strike a Massachusetts sports betting deal after getting this far, backlash figures to be significant.  […] Read More
Posted on: July 29, 2022 | Regulation Sports Betting | Mike Mazzeo
MA sports betting

Governor Renews Hope For Legal MA Sports Betting But Will It Happen?

With Sunday’s deadline fast approaching, it remains unclear whether there will be any legal MA sports betting at all this year. Nearly three weeks ago, Boston Red Sox executive David Friedman said the franchise was interested in building a retail sportsbook near Fenway Park if allowed by the state’s legislature.  Yet a divide remains between […] Read More
Posted on: July 28, 2022 | Regulation Sports Betting | Mike Mazzeo
MA sports betting

Business Trade Group Joins MA Sports Betting Push As Deadline Nears

The largest business association in MA wants the state to pass its stalled sports betting bill by Sunday’s legislative deadline.  On Tuesday, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) sent a letter to state policymakers in the House and Senate supporting the legalization and regulation of sports betting in Massachusetts.  AIM’s board of directors include executives […] Read More
Posted on: July 27, 2022 | Regulation Sports Betting | Mike Mazzeo
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