PointsBet is the first US sportsbook to release Major League Baseball (MLB) season win totals for the 2020 season. The Houston Astros top the board at a projected 99.5 wins, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are close behind with a win total of 98.5. Last year’s champion Washington Nationals opened at 89.5 wins at PointsBet.
In a new survey, 62% of Americans say that legal sports betting influences people’s reactions to officiating during games played by the National Football League (NFL). Nearly half of those surveyed (48%) say the NFL has “good” officiating. The survey about major US sports league officiating was conducted by Seton Hall University last week.
IGT’s CrystalBetting Terminal recently made its debut at Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi . The unique luxury sports betting station was introduced last year at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Pearl River Resort is the first casino in the world to offer this kind of betting station.
FanDuel and the Indianapolis Colts have embarked on an exclusive partnership that makes FanDuel the “Official Fantasy Sports Partner of the Colts.” Through the partnership, the Colts and FanDuel will work to engage fans using a range of marketing assets that includes in-stadium digital signage, in-game promotions to digital, radio, and TV advertising.
A renowned businessman from Houston, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, placed the largest single wager in the brief history of Mississippi sports betting on Oct. 1. McIngvale placed a $3.5 million wager on the Houston Astros to win the World Series at the DraftKings Sportsbook inside Scarlet Pearl Casino in Biloxi.
The regular season is coming to an end for Major League Baseball (MLB). Most sportsbooks have whittled down futures wagering to just a few teams in each division. Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook is taking World Series betting to another level with odds on specific matchups.
How much has sports betting in the US changed in just one year? Take a look at Pat McAfee. Last year at this time, the former Indianapolis Colts punter turned popular media personality was promoting an offshore sportsbook operating illegally in the States. Today, McAfee has made the switch to FanDuel , a legal US sportsbook operator.
Points Betting is a unique sports betting option available only at PointsBet Sportsbook (currently in New Jersey and Iowa). This kind of point spread wager is based on the margin of victory or loss and can be very volatile, depending on how much risk a bettor wants to take on a game.
The new sports betting app from Fox Sports, FOX Bet , went live in New Jersey over the weekend. On Wednesday, one day before the 2019 NFL season kicked off, the new sportsbook soft-launched in Pennsylvania, giving millions of sports fans in the Northeast another option to place their wagers during the football season.