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.

Iowa sports betting

William Hill Tops Iowa Sports Betting Again Before Caesars Sportsbook Switch

During its last month before switching to Caesars Sportsbook, William Hill claimed the top spot in Iowa sports betting. On Friday, the Iowa Gaming and Racing Commission reported its July numbers for sports betting in Iowa, including the market-leading $28.7 million online handle for William Hill. That caps off a week that began with Caesars Entertainment […] Read More
Posted on: August 6, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
sports betting in South Dakota

Deadwood Sports Betting In South Dakota On The Horizon

Sports betting in South Dakota is on track for an early September launch. The Legislative Interim Rules Review Committee unanimously approved rules for South Dakota sports betting this week. The rules regulate sports wagering in the city of Deadwood, a casino resort town in western South Dakota. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming should approve sports […] Read More
Posted on: August 6, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
NC sports betting

Bill To Legalize Mobile NC Sports Betting Back On The Move

A bill to legalize mobile NC sports betting is moving forward again and appears to have potential. First introduced in April, Senate Bill 688, which would legalizes mobile sports betting in North Carolina, reemerged this week after going on the backburner earlier this year. The Senate Finance Committee advanced the bill Wednesday afternoon, pushing it to […] Read More
Posted on: August 6, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans

Could Entain Bid Again Be On The Table For BetMGM?

MGM Resorts found some extra cash in the couch cushions that could spur another important acquisition to help BetMGM. Talk of an MGM acquisition of Entain reheated when news of the MGM Growth Properties sale emerged Wednesday morning. Those talks cooled substantially after earlier this year when Entain rejected an $11 million bid in January. […] Read More
Posted on: August 5, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Illinois sports betting

DraftKings, FanDuel Pace Online Illinois Sports Betting Handle

Despite still suffering from the summer doldrums of the sports schedule, Illinois sports betting further established itself as a top market in June. Illinois bettors wagered $476.5 million during the month, down from $507.3 million in May. The total is the lowest amount bet in Illinois since November 2020. The state’s highest handle to date was $633.6 […] Read More
Posted on: August 5, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Wyoming sports betting

September Launch Looks Sure For Wyoming Sports Betting Market

The Wyoming Gaming Commission adopted a final set of Wyoming sports betting rules Monday. The commission finished its Wyoming sportsbook rules draft in June before sending it to a 45-day public comment period. That period ended Saturday and the rules were adopted with both emergency and regular status. The set of rules is the same. WGC Executive Director […] Read More
Posted on: August 3, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Ontario sports betting

Ontario Sports Betting Regulations Draft Released For Feedback

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario released a draft of regulations for Ontario sports betting last week. Ontario is the most-anticipated province for sports betting in Canada and aims to be a “competitive and regulated market” live in late 2021. The Ontario sports betting regulations were released as highlighted additions to the province’s standards […] Read More
Posted on: August 2, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Arizona sports betting

Arizona Sports Betting Access Filling Up Fast After TwinSpires Deal

TwinSpires is the latest sportsbook to find a partner for Arizona sports betting. On Friday, the company announced its partnership with the Tonto Apache Tribe, which owns and operates the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, approximately an hour and a half northeast of Phoenix. The partnership includes online and retail sportsbook access to Arizona sports betting for […] Read More
Posted on: July 30, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans

PointsBet Looks To More Than Double Cash On Hand As US Race Stays Hot

PointsBet announced a $300 million (A$400 million) capital raise to continue its North American expansion during its fourth-quarter conference call Wednesday evening. During the call, PointsBet CEO Sam Swanell laid out positives from the Australian company’s 2021 fiscal year. The company’s net revenue growth was 159%, up to $143.2 million, but expenses left the company with an […] Read More
Posted on: July 29, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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