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Zach Wolpin

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A proposed law would allow New Jersey residents to bet on in-state collegiate sports

New Jersey lawmakers are trying again to add in-state wagering on collegiate teams. Last Friday, Assemblyman Michael Venezia introduced constitutional amendment ACR140. This would allow wagers in New Jersey on collegiate sports and athletic events through casinos and horse tracks. The Garden States’ current law prohibits anyone from placing bets on New Jersey collegiate teams […]

Zach Wolpin  •  02 Jul 2024
Colorado Sportsbooks routed the public on parlays in May

Last week, the Colorado Division of Gaming reported nearly $45 million in gross sports betting revenue for May 2024. The state saw a strong performance by sportsbooks for parlay wagers. Additionally, they had a total betting handle of $447.6 million. Up 16.2% from May 2023. That gave Colorado sportsbooks a 10.1% hold on the market. […]

Zach Wolpin  •  01 Jul 2024
After denial from the Supreme Court, there will be no shortcuts in California sports betting

In California, tribes received a favorable ruling. Despite that, there will be no shortcuts while legalizing sports betting. Carlo Santarelli is a financial analyst who believes California could avoid ballot initiatives and get CA sports betting to amend its current gaming compact. However, there is pushback from a veteran tribal gaming attorney and an industry […]

Zach Wolpin  •  01 Jul 2024
A woman is suing the MGM Grand Detroit for refusing to pay a $127,000 progressive blackjack jackpot

On October 30, 2023, Mrs. Denise Ezell visited with her friend at the MGM Grand Detroit to play at the progressive blackjack tables. These are games where players can place a side bet in hopes that their two cards will combine with the dealer’s to trigger a jackpot. Ezell had the jack and king of […]

Zach Wolpin  •  28 Jun 2024
In May, Nevada Sportsbooks claimed $36 million in revenue

On Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported $36 million in sports betting revenue for May 2024. That’s a year-over-year increase in revenue while their betting handle went down. Compared to their winnings from May 2023, operators were up 19.8%. That helped outpace their 2.3% decline in their betting handle. Last month, Nevada’s betting handle […]

Zach Wolpin  •  28 Jun 2024
Virginia Lawmakers Look To Amend DFS Regulations, Ban PrizePicks & Underdog Fantasy

Virginia could be the next state to crack down on fantasy sports. There’s been ongoing ambiguity between legal sports betting and pick ’em-style DFS. Paul Krizek is a delegate for Old Dominion and he recently said that fantasy sports are a “compliance nightmare.” Krizek is part of a gambling subcommittee where he plans to introduce […]

Zach Wolpin  •  27 Jun 2024
The Military Gaming Awareness Committee has been created by the Kindbridge Research Institute

On Wednesday, the Kindbridge Research Institute they have established the Military Gaming Awareness Committee (MGAC). Their mission is to address the mitigation of problem gambling and how it affects the military community. Marc Lucia is the Chairperson for the MGAC. He was a special forces medic with deployments in Europe. Eventually. Lucia found himself at […]

Zach Wolpin  •  27 Jun 2024
Louisiana has appointed Christopher Herbert as their new Gaming Control Board Chairman

Earlier this year, Louisiana Gaming Chief Ronnie Johns announced he was going to retire. June 30 is going to be his last day and the state just recently named his successor. Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry appointed Christopher Herbert as the new Gaming Control Board Chairman, replacing Ronnie Johns. Before being promoted, Herbert was a director […]

Zach Wolpin  •  26 Jun 2024
A New York bettor was allegedly attacked because DraftKings leaked his personal information

In Long Island City, a man is accusing DraftKings of leaking his information. That led to the man allegedly being assaulted. The plaintiff in this case is known as John Doe. He explained that in March 2023, a man threatened to kill Mr. Doe if he did not pay $500,000 to Gadoon Kyrollos. A commonly […]

Zach Wolpin  •  26 Jun 2024
The Pro League Network has gained approval in New Jersey to allow wagering on CarJitsu

In the United States, most people have never heard of the Pro League Network (PLN). They offer bettable sports to sportsbook operators during the slower season in the sports betting calendar. The PLN readies and monitors each of their sports for wagering. Recently, CarJitsu was approved to wager in New Jersey. It’s exactly what it […]

Zach Wolpin  •  25 Jun 2024