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.

Canada sports betting

Canada Sports Betting On The Way After Senate Passage

Canada sports betting could launch within months as the Canadian Parliament amended the nation’s Criminal Code to allow for single-game wagering Tuesday. The Senate of Canada passed bill C-218 without any amendments Tuesday, 57-20 with five abstentions. Debate on the bill started Thursday but ended as sitting time expired and discussion continued Monday. The Senate postponed […] Read More
Posted on: June 22, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting Rules Ready For Public Review

Arizona sports betting rules are ready for public comment. The Arizona Department of Gaming posted rules for both daily fantasy sports and sports betting in Arizona on Tuesday. Interested parties have until midnight on June 21 to submit comments. There are four areas under consideration: Number of skins License fees Tax rate (or what Arizona is […] Read More
Posted on: June 17, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Iowa sports betting

Iowa Sports Betting Holds Steady With Cooling Sports Schedule

Despite a lighter sports schedule in May, Iowa sports betting kept a steady pace. The state handle was down a modest 2.9% compared to April, with $114.9 million in bets, according to an Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission release last week. Sportsbook operators generated $6.1 million in revenue, good for a 5.3% hold. Iowa sports betting generated […] Read More
Posted on: June 14, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Louisiana sports betting

Louisiana Sports Betting Bills Squeak Through On Last Day Of Session

The second bill needed to enact Louisiana sports betting passed the Senate on Thursday, passing on the last day of the legislative session. Senators passed the main Louisiana sports betting regulatory bill, SB 247. Following a conference committee, the Senate also passed SB 142, which appropriates revenue from sports betting. The bills now head to Gov. […] Read More
Posted on: June 10, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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