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.

Alabama sports betting

Alabama Sports Betting Could Reach The Ballot In 2022

Alabama sports betting could be on the ballot next year. Last week, the Senate passed a constitutional amendment, 23-9, that would put a comprehensive gaming and lottery bill on the ballot for voters in November 2022. Senate Bill 319 started as a lottery bill, but three amendments added casino gaming and sports betting language. Senators Jim […] Read More
Posted on: April 19, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Pennsylvania sports betting

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle On Upswing After February Dip

Pennsylvania sports betting handle was on the upswing in March after a one-month dip. The state recorded $560.3 million in March bets, according to a state report released Thursday. March’s handle is up from the $509.5 million in February, but lower than January’s all-time high of $615.3 million. Prior to February’s slump, there were nine-straight months of handle […] Read More
Posted on: April 16, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting Becomes Legal In Landmark Bill For Tribal Casinos

Governor Doug Ducey signed Arizona sports betting legislation and an updated tribal compact Thursday. Ducey’s signature was expected on HB 2772, which helps enact the broader 20-year extension to the tribal gaming compacts he negotiated. Along with AZ sports betting, the legislation also legalizes daily fantasy sports and Keno games. During the signing ceremony, Ducey said the […] Read More
Posted on: April 15, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans

Revenue Lags For theScore Despite Bump In Handle

Despite an increase in fiscal second-quarter handle, theScore still is not generating sports betting revenue. TheScore posted a 491% year-over-year handle increase in its second-quarter results, the company announced Tuesday. The $81.6 million bet on theScore Bet was also a 46% increase over the first quarter. Those giant gains did not move the needle on […] Read More
Posted on: April 14, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

Maryland Sports Betting Bill Passes Months After Voters Back Wagering

Maryland sports betting legislation is heading to Gov. Larry Hogan. The legislative approval follows voter backing at the ballot box in November. It could lead to legal sports betting in Maryland by fall 2021. The Senate worked on HB 940 since the Maryland sports betting bill passed the House of Delegates on March 11. Following some significant […] Read More
Posted on: April 12, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Illinois sports betting

Last Hurrah For Illinois Sports Betting Market Before In-Person Rule Returns

Illinois sports betting continued its rise in February, recording more bets than Pennsylvania for the first time. Now the question becomes whether its sudden return to in-person signup will stunt that growth. Bettors in the state wagered $509.8 million in February, according to an Illinois Gaming Board report released Friday. That is more than Pennsylvania’s […] Read More
Posted on: April 9, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Iowa sports betting

March Report Shows New Iowa Sports Betting Records

The Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make a deep March Madness run, but the state set sports betting records in March. Iowa sportsbooks took a record $161.4 million in wagers, up from $144 million in February, according to a report from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission released Thursday. The previous record was January’s $149.5 million handle. […] Read More
Posted on: April 8, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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