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.

Louisiana sports betting

Louisiana Sports Betting Start Might Not Be Delayed After All

A fall launch for Louisiana sports betting is still in play despite worries the lack of a Gaming Control Board chair could cause delays. Christopher Hebert, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Gaming Division Director, spoke Tuesday at the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States conference in Chicago about reports of doubts from Louisiana politicians. “There was […] Read More
Posted on: July 15, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

Maryland Sports Betting Regulations Draft Ready For Review

A draft of proposed Maryland sports betting regulations was released ahead of Thursday’s Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission meeting. The commission will discuss the proposed regulations during the meeting, which is deemed “a special exclusive meeting covering sports wagering.” The 228-page proposal covers the application process and who qualifies for licenses to technical standards of […] Read More
Posted on: July 15, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

LSR Q&A: Canadian Gaming Association CEO on Canada Sports Betting

The journey to single-game sports betting in Canada was more than a decade’s worth of effort. On June 22, the Canadian Parliament passed C-218 to repeal the country’s ban on single-event sports wagering. Before Canada sports betting can fully launch, however, provinces need to set up their regulations. Late last month, many industry stakeholders expressed delight in the […] Read More
Posted on: July 7, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

Maryland Sports Betting Commission Fills Out With Appointments

Maryland sports betting is inching closer to the start as Gov. Larry Hogan filled out the state’s Sports Wagering Application Review Commission with two appointments Wednesday. Hogan appointed to the commission: Former TeleCommunications Systems CFO Thomas Brandt Retired Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore CEO Bert Hash, Jr. The license review process will begin after the […] Read More
Posted on: July 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Virginia sports betting

Virginia Sports Betting Continues Past $1B Handle Despite Slide

In less than five months, Virginia sports betting surpassed $1 billion in wagers. With May’s $226.9 million handle, Virginia sports betting climbed past $1 billion since its Jan. 21 launch, according Virginia Lottery release Thursday. In May, Virginia sportsbooks secured a 10.2% hold, generating $15.7 million in adjusted gross revenue. AGR since launch reached $34.4 million. […] Read More
Posted on: July 1, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

Canada Sports Betting Bill Receives Royal Assent

The bill ending the federal ban on single-event sports betting in Canada received Royal Assent Wednesday. Now an official act of the Canadian Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must set an effective date for the Canada sports betting amendment. The Senate of Canada approved bill C-218 on June 22, while the House of Commons approved […] Read More
Posted on: July 1, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Bally’s, Phoenix Mercury Pair Up For Arizona Sports Betting

Two partners new to sports betting are coming together prior to the Arizona launch. With the planned Sept. 9 launch of Arizona sports betting, Bally’s Corp. and the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury announced a partnership for market access Wednesday. The access partnership is the first for a women’s sports team, according to the release. While the deal gives […] Read More
Posted on: June 30, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Louisiana sports betting

Louisiana Sports Betting Likely Delayed By Lack Of Regulator

The original goal of launching Louisiana sports betting during the 2021 football season is in jeopardy. That news came in a Lafayette Daily Advertiser interview with Senate President Patrick Page Cortez, one of the main sponsors for Louisiana sports betting legislation. Cortez and fellow sponsors Senator Rick Ward and Rep. John Stefanski hoped to launch sports […] Read More
Posted on: June 30, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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