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.

North Carolina sports betting

North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Up For Final Senate Reading

A bill legalizing mobile sports betting in North Carolina continues to move swiftly through the legislature following several months of inaction. North Carolina senators will vote on SB 688 Thursday, which would take NC sports betting beyond two tribal casinos in the state. First introduced in April, the bill sat inactive until passing the Senate Finance Committee Aug. 4. The […] Read More
Posted on: August 19, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

DraftKings Lines Up Maryland Sports Betting Partnership With Ravens

The launch date of Maryland sports betting is in flux, but DraftKings is making a play in the market. The company announced a partnership with the NFL‘s Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. DraftKings becomes the “official daily fantasy sports partner” and an “official sports betting and free-to-play partner” of the Ravens. “The newly penned relationship offers something […] Read More
Posted on: August 18, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
NJ sports betting

Even NJ Sports Betting Monthly Handle Dip Not So Low

Parlays helped boost sportsbook revenues in July as NJ sports betting handle dropped below $600 million for the first time in a year. A thin sports schedule resulted in $578.7 million in bets during the month, according to a state report Monday. That is a 25% month-over-month drop for sports betting in New Jersey. It is the first […] Read More
Posted on: August 17, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Maryland sports betting

Maryland Sports Betting Will Miss Start Of NFL Season

Maryland sports betting is still a work in progress trying to launch during the football season. On Monday, the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission held its first meeting. The commission is tasked with awarding sports betting licenses based on the rules laid out in state law. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission checks backgrounds […] Read More
Posted on: August 16, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Michigan sports betting

FanDuel, DraftKings Race In Michigan Sports Betting With Football Ahead

With the July sports schedule keeping the Michigan sports betting market cool, the race between the state’s top two online sportsbooks stayed hot with football around the corner. Overall, MI sports betting handle dropped 20.5% in July, to $206.3 million, according to a Michigan Gaming Control Board report released Monday. The state’s sportsbooks brought in $20.8 million in […] Read More
Posted on: August 16, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
Canada sports betting

Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada Will Launch In Just Two Weeks

Single-event sports betting in Canada will go live August 27. On Thursday, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti announced the effective date for bill C-218, which legalizes single-event sports betting in Canada, at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. The announcement caps off more than a month of waiting after C-218 received Royal Assent in […] Read More
Posted on: August 12, 2021 | Regulation Sports Betting | Pat Evans
AZ sports betting

Betfred Gains AZ Sports Betting Access With Tribal Partnership

Betfred is looking to get a piece of the AZ sports betting market. On Wednesday, Betfred Sports announced a partnership with the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Through the partnership, Betfred will seek a license for mobile sports betting in Arizona. They also plan a retail sportsbook for the We-Ko-Pa […] Read More
Posted on: August 12, 2021 | Sports Betting | Pat Evans
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