A lot of people have had a lot to say about sports betting in the US this week. Gaming Intelligence tries to find a voice of reason amidst the hysteria.
Ready, steady, go! The US Supreme Court has delivered a resounding starting shot for a whole bunch of new sports betting markets.
New Jersey’s Monmouth Park racetrack says it will be up and running in two weeks with its William Hill sportsbook. Paddy Power Betfair admits to talks with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Churchill Downs announces a deal with SBTech to launch sportsbooks (and iGaming) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Mississippi. Kambi cuts a deal with Rush Street Interactive. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) - of all people! - announces a partnership with Genius Sports, albeit not one directly related to sports betting (yet). Share prices are rocketing.
“Game on!” cries SG Digital chief Matt Davey on his LinkedIn page. Quite a few other people were at it too.
It was just left to the sports leagues to reprise their natural role as habitual naysayers. The leagues want federal regulations and an integrity fee. Still.