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.

Illinois sports betting

Illinois Sports Betting Limitations Discussed In House Committee Meeting

Multiple Illinois sports betting issues were discussed during a House Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday. The IL sports betting landscape could change this year, as wagering on in-state collegiate sports and eliminating in-person registration were among the proposals discussed during the meeting. Committee members briefly discussed nearly a dozen gaming proposals during the meeting. Other […] Read More
Posted on: April 28, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Colorado sports betting

Colorado Sports Betting Back On The Upswing With March Madness Boost

After its first monthly handle dip in February, Colorado sports betting increased again in March. Colorado bettors wagered $301 million in March, according to a Colorado Division of Gaming report released Tuesday. Since launching in May 2020, the state has now surpassed $2 billion in handle. While March’s total is below January‘s all-time record handle […] Read More
Posted on: April 28, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans

BetMGM Lays Claim To Second-Place US Market Share At Investor Day

Following an initial slow rollout, executives from BetMGM believe they are on course for sustained top-tier nationwide market share, and will be profitable by 2023. During the company’s 2021 Investor Day presentation on Wednesday, CEO Adam Greenblatt detailed BetMGM’s aggressive expansion in both US sports betting and iGaming over the past six months. In a little more […] Read More
Posted on: April 22, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Florida sports betting

Key Senator Breaks Down Florida Sports Betting Situation

Florida sports betting remains up in the air, but state legislators are preparing for the industry. Sen. Travis Hutson is the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which reported favorably two gaming issues last week. On Friday, Hutson told LSR that Gov. Ron DeSantis is still in tribal compact negotiations with the Seminole Indians. A new […] Read More
Posted on: April 21, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arkansas sports betting

Arkansas Sports Betting Could Head Online With New House Bill

Arkansas sports betting could expand beyond its nominal presence this year. On Monday, Rep. Lee Johnson introduced HB 1942 to allow casino licenses to operate “online sports pools.” The bill is on the House Committee on Rules schedule Wednesday. Sports betting in Arkansas is currently limited to retail sportsbooks. Arkansas sports betting going mobile? The […] Read More
Posted on: April 20, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Washington sports betting

Washington Sports Betting Deal With Tulalip Tribes Puts Football Season In View

The state of Washington reached its first tribal sports betting compact agreement Friday. The Washington State Gambling Commission announced its tentative agreement with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. The tribe operates two gaming facilities in the state and likely will be the first to offer sports betting in Washington. The Quil Ceda Creek Casino and […] Read More
Posted on: April 19, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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