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.

Ontario sports betting

Whom Did PointsBet Slide In With For Canadian Partnership?

PointsBet continues its push into Canada sports betting with a key partnership in the country.  PointsBet Sportsbook is now the “Official Sports Betting Partner” of Curling Canada. In the country of approximately 38 million people, more than 13 million viewers watch Curling Canada events each season, according to a release. Company executives believe the partnership could […] Read More
Posted on: October 13, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Ontario sports betting

What’s Popular In Early Days Of Ontario Sports Betting?

Similar to the US market, football is the big early draw for Ontario sports betting. Since its launch Aug. 27, the province’s only sportsbook, ProLine+, has accepted 3.5 million bets, according to data from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Football drew 45% of those wagers, with NFL betting making up 34% of all the bets. […] Read More
Posted on: October 12, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

Which Three Casinos Are Closing In On Maryland Sports Betting?

Three casinos are moving ahead in the Maryland sports betting license process. On Wednesday, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved alternative licensing standards for: MGM National Harbor Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Live! Casino and Hotel Maryland Those casinos already hold Maryland gaming licenses, expediting the process for reviewing their qualifications. What’s next for Maryland […] Read More
Posted on: October 7, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Louisiana sports betting

WynnBET Gains Louisiana Sports Betting Access Through Competitor

WynnBET will be among the sportsbook options when online Louisiana sports betting launches. WynnBET gained access through Caesars, according to an industry source. The company announced the LA sports betting market access last week. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns recently told LSR Louisiana sports betting will likely start within a few weeks. However, Johns also […] Read More
Posted on: October 6, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

‘It’s Not That Hard, Larry’: Examining Maryland Sports Betting Comments

Maryland sports betting regulators have 351 pages of public comments to consider before they hope to finalize rules later this month. The 30-day public comment period for the MD sports betting regulations ended Sept. 27. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency posted the written comments on its website Thursday. Many of the topics were […] Read More
Posted on: October 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
CT sports betting

CT Sports Betting Kicks Off: What We Know On Launch Day

The CT sports betting market launched Thursday, with Gov. Ned Lamont making the ceremonial first bet. Lamont placed the first bets at both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun Thursday morning to kick off Connecticut sports betting. DraftKings operates the Foxwoods sportsbook, while FanDuel runs the Mohegan sportsbook. Which sportsbooks are live in Connecticut? As of […] Read More
Posted on: September 30, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting Lawsuit Back In Progress After Amended Filing

The lawsuit to stop Arizona sports betting is still rolling forward as the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe filed an updated amended complaint Monday. The tribe had to resubmit its amended complaint at the request of the Maricopa County Superior Court. The original amended complaint was not paginated. The lawsuit against Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of […] Read More
Posted on: September 30, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Louisiana sports betting

Louisiana Sports Betting Delayed, Regulator Moving ‘Quickly As Possible’

Hurricane Ida delayed the launch of Louisiana sports betting by about two weeks, according to Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns. Johns previously said Oct. 1 was the goal to launch Louisiana sports betting. With the delay, he told LSR Wednesday he is moving quickly to get licenses approved. The Louisiana State Police Gaming […] Read More
Posted on: September 29, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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