Former MGM Resorts International VP of Race & Sports, Jay Rood, has a new gig. In a surprise to many in the sports betting industry, Rood’s new job isn’t another brick and mortar casino operator. He is now the Chief Risk Officer for Bet.Works. Bet.Works is a US-based iGaming and sportsbook platform supplier.
It’s that time of year again that we eagerly await the 2019 Golden Tee World Championship in Las Vegas. For the second consecutive year, the event will take place at The Orleans. Golden Tee fans can catch the live video game action in person from June 21 through June 23.
States around the US are proving that opening a full-service sports betting operation isn’t all that easy. A brand-new sportsbook operator in Nevada opened for business. The first Circa Sports retail sportsbook opened at the Golden Gate hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas over the weekend.
This article was originally published on May 17. Once again, CG Technology was the first sportsbook operator in Nevada , and the US, to release point spreads for the entire 2019 NFL season. There are also totals and moneylines available for select games on the schedule.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is now a major player in the world of sports and sports betting. The company recently purchased 21 regional sports networks (RSN’s) that Disney acquired when they purchased from Fox last year. According to Sinclair, the valuation of the RSN’s in the deal was approximately $10 billion.
A new sportsbook operator in Nevada, Circa Sports, is launching with a huge football handicapping contest in 2019. Details on the Circa Sports Million football contest are still being worked out, but Mike Palm shared some details on VSiN this week. #BREAKING: @MikePalmCirca tells @meJVT and @AmalShah1 that @CircaLasVegas will be hosting a new football betting contest.
The Stars Group (BetStars in New Jersey ) and FOX Sports announced a plans launch a new sports betting outlet FOX Bet. This will be a first-of-its-kind national media & sports wagering partnership in the United States. The Score, another sports media company, will launch a sports betting app of its own in New Jersey later this year.
Horse racing isn’t as popular as it used to be. That’s obvious. However, the Kentucky Derby continues to set records for the amount of money wagered. And the handle on the big race is why bettors should consider placing some exotic bets on May 4.