Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a Las Vegas-based reporter covering sports business. Evans previously worked at Front Office Sports and the Grand Rapids Business Journal. He has authored two books: Grand Rapids Beer and Nevada Beer.

Barstool Sportsbook

Westgate SuperBook Takes Aim At Barstool Sportsbook Trademark Infringement

A potential trademark battle is brewing between newcomer Barstool Sportsbook and stalwart Las Vegas operator Westgate SuperBook. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy on Wednesday tweeted a cease-and-desist letter sent by Westgate Las Vegas legal representatives. The letter claims infringement of the use of “GOOD TEAMS WIN, GREAT TEAMS COVER” – a trademark owned by Westgate. […] Read More
Posted on: February 18, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Pennsylvania sports betting

Keystone Props: Pennsylvania Sports Betting Hits $600 Million Handle in January

PA sports betting figures continued to climb to record heights in January. A record $615.3 million was wagered last month, according to the Pennsylvania sports betting state report released Wednesday. That tops the previous record of $548.6 million in December. The wagers generated $33.9 million in gross revenues, a dip from the $34.1 million in […] Read More
Posted on: February 17, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Indiana sportsbooks

Indiana Sportsbooks Draw Record Monthly Handle, Revenue To Start 2021

Indiana sportsbooks continue to climb steadily, setting new handle and revenue figures in January. Hoosier bettors wagered $348.2 million in January, according to the state’s revenue report. January’s figure tops December’s previous record of $313.1 million. It was the fifth straight month Indiana sports betting broke its handle record. Last January, Indiana bettors wagered $171 million. Indiana […] Read More
Posted on: February 12, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Hawaii sports betting

Hawaii Sports Betting Bill Stuck In Waiting Game

Hawaii sports betting is on the back burner. Several gambling bills were discussed this week during a House Economic Development Committee meeting, with plentiful vocal opposition. While HB 736 was deferred, committee chair Rep. Sean Quinlan is supportive of the bill that proposes a sports betting pilot program in Hawaii. “I feel more comfortable with [over the other […] Read More
Posted on: February 12, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting Gets House Committee Backing But Trouble Could Loom

Arizona sports betting appeared full of momentum Tuesday, but sails quickly deflated Wednesday. The joint proposals in the House and Senate — HB 2772 and SB 1797 — would legalize AZ sports betting. The bills would help Gov. Doug Ducey enact recently renegotiated compacts with the state’s tribes. The House Commerce Committee voted 9-1 to advance […] Read More
Posted on: February 11, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
WynnBET

WynnBET Growth Plan To Ramp Up Before Next NFL Betting Season

Wynn Resorts plans to see its WynnBET endeavors explode in the latter part of 2021. During Wynn’s fourth-quarter earnings report late last week, Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox spent time discussing the company’s bullish approach to online sports betting. Despite being relatively late to the party, Maddox referred to the addressable market for online US […] Read More
Posted on: February 8, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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