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.

Maryland sports betting

Senate Committee Fine-Tuning Maryland Sports Betting Legislation

With a deadline looming Monday, Maryland sports betting legislation should see the Senate floor Thursday. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee unanimously passed a workgroup’s changes to HB 940 Wednesday. The bill could see full chamber action as soon as Thursday. MD sports betting legislation has been in the works this year after voters approved sports betting […] Read More
Posted on: April 7, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans

LSR Q+A: TransUnion Jumps Into Gaming Touting Data Security Expertise

Financial services provider TransUnion wants in on US sports betting. The firm announced Wednesday the launch of TransUnion Gaming Services to service the US sports betting industry. TransUnion, known largely for its credit bureau, believes the American gambling market is worth approximately $119 billion. The company isn’t new to gaming, however, as TransUnion has serviced […] Read More
Posted on: April 7, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans

Entain Aims To Push Women Forward With UNLV Partnership

As Entain Chief Executive Officer Jette Nygaard-Andersen steps into her role, the company is also pushing women upward in gaming. The UK-based Entain recently partnered with UNLV to launch the Women’s Innovation Igniter. Through the program, women will receive mentoring and support to help bring innovation and more inclusive environments to STEM fields, including sports betting. […] Read More
Posted on: April 2, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Virginia sportsbooks

Virginia Sportsbooks See Super Bowl Boost In First Full Month

In their first full month of legal sports betting, Virginia sportsbooks took more than $265 million in wagers. The Virginia Lottery released the state’s February figures on Thursday, with the total handle reaching $265.8 million. Bettors won $253.5 million, while operators recorded a combined 4.6% hold. Big first month for Virginia sportsbooks VA sports betting launched […] Read More
Posted on: April 1, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans

BetMGM Looks To Audacy To Build Local Trust For Sports Betting Content

BetMGM is targeting local media markets with its latest partnership. The company announced a multi-year partnership with Audacy (formerly Entercom Communications) on Tuesday. Audacy has 39 all-sports stations across the US. With the sports betting industry legalizing on a state-by-state basis, BetMGM hopes the hyperlocal approach can win over customers, BetMGM Chief Revenue Officer Matt Prevost […] Read More
Posted on: March 31, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Colorado sports betting

Colorado Sports Betting Slips For First Time Since Launch

Colorado sports betting handle dipped in February for the first time in its brief history. The monthly handle of $266.5 million was down from January’s record of $326.9 million, according to a Colorado Division of Gaming report released Monday. CO sports betting generated $10.4 million in gross gaming revenue, representing a 4% hold. The state […] Read More
Posted on: March 30, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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