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.

West Virginia sports betting

Bill Sponsor Says West Virginia Sports Betting Expansion Likely Dead

A conversation to expand the West Virginia sports betting market started this session. The effort likely is dead in the water though. Sen. Mike Maroney feels West Virginia is missing out on potential revenue by keeping WV sportsbooks tethered to casinos. Maroney’s proposal evolved from untethering sportsbook licenses to a complex bill largely aimed at helping […] Read More
Posted on: March 26, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
college sports betting partnerships

Problem Gambling Advocates Issue College Sports Betting Partnership Guidelines

The National Council on Problem Gambling this week released a set of suggested college sports betting partnership guidelines. The NCPG released a report and the set of recommendations on Tuesday in the midst of Problem Gambling Awareness Month. NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte said the guidelines come as part of the larger Safer Sports Betting Initiative […] Read More
Posted on: March 26, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
PointsBet

PointsBet Gains Pennsylvania, Mississippi Market Access In Expanded Penn National Deal

PointsBet now has market access in Pennsylvania and Mississippi. The company gains sports betting and iGaming in Pennsylvania. In Mississippi, only retail sportsbooks enjoy legalization. The access comes from an extension of a previous agreement with Penn National Gaming announced Thursday by PointsBet. PointsBet and Penn National relationship grows PointsBet has market access to 14 states, […] Read More
Posted on: March 25, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Georgia sports betting

Georgia Sports Betting Legislation Racing The Clock After Committee Vote

Georgia sports betting is another step closer to reality as the session nears a close. The Georgia House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed both Senate Resolution 135 and Senate Bill 142 on Tuesday. The two pieces of legislation aim to legalize sports betting in Georgia. The legislation now moves to the House Rules Committee. The […] Read More
Posted on: March 24, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Wyoming sports betting

Wyoming Sports Betting Hearing No Fire Drill As Bill Sails Through Senate Committee

After catching a second wind earlier this month, a Wyoming sports betting bill pushed ahead Tuesday. House Bill 133 passed on a reconsideration motion on March 10, 32-28, and made its way to the Wyoming Senate. This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee held a relatively uncontentious hearing on the bill, aside from an unexpected fire […] Read More
Posted on: March 23, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Kansas sports betting

Kansas Sports Betting Bill Hearing Highlighted By Rep In Barstool Gear

BetThe journey to legalize Kansas sports wagering continued this week. Kansas representatives discussed SB 84 during a Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee meeting Thursday. The bill advanced through the Senate earlier this month, 26-12. The Kansas Lottery estimates bettors could wager more than $600 million annually in the state. Kansas sports betting bill inclusions Under the […] Read More
Posted on: March 18, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
free-to-play games

US Sportsbooks Use Free-to-Play Games To Scout New Bettors In March Madness And Beyond

As sports betting continues to proliferate in the US, free-to-play games are several steps ahead. Sportsbook operators and their partners are teaming up to scout potential bettors with free-to-play options. Whether pick‘em contests or March Madness bracket challenges, consumers seem to be participating. Roughly 36.7 million Americans will fill out a March Madness bracket this […] Read More
Posted on: March 18, 2021 | Daily Fantasy Sports Feature Sponsorships Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Wyoming sports betting

Wyoming Sports Betting Bill Moves On In Second Life

Wyoming sports betting caught a second wind last week. State representatives originally voted against HB 133 on March 9, failing 32-28. The next day, a reconsideration motion passed by the same 32-28 vote and the bill received approval by the same count. The original ‘no’ vote came because of concerns the state’s tribes weren’t considered, […] Read More
Posted on: March 17, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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