The Portland Timbers: Luckii.com is the team’s official online gaming partner

The Portland Timbers and Major League Soccer today announced that Luckii.com is the team’s official online gaming partner, with plans to collaborate on in-game and on-field sponsorships, online promotions, charitable efforts and IP rights, including a soon-to-be-released Timbers-themed game.

“We are thrilled to welcome Luckii as our official online gaming partner,” said Mike Golub, the team’s President of Business.

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NFL: Caesars Entertainment becomes First-Ever Casino Sponsor

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. will become an Official Sports Betting Partner of the National Football League as part of an agreement that extends the groundbreaking partnership in which the Company became the League’s first-ever casino sponsor.

The multi-year agreement, beginning with the upcoming 2021 NFL season, strengthens the partnership between two organizations, allowing Caesars to leverage NFL marks within the sports betting category and activate around retail and online sports betting, as well as engage fans with NFL-themed free-to-play games.

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March Sports Betting Handle Projections By State

Sports betting across the US saw $3,996,076,889 wagered in February, only $378,923,111 less than January. That’s more than projected for a short month with one football game. As of today, 5 states have reported betting data. Based on those, March is expected to be another record month.

March 2021 Sports Betting Handle 

State

 Handle

Revenue

Tax Revenue

Delaware

$6.7 Million

$965,419

$482,174

Indiana

$317 Million

$26.4 Million

$2.5 Million

Iowa

$161.4 Million

$13.5 Million

$908,011

W.

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World Series Predictions 2021 & Best World Series Odds

Baseball experts at TheGameDay.com, an emerging fan favorite site for betting analysis and tips, have released their anticipated 2021 World Series Predictions and Best World Series Odds. After a challenging but eventually exhilarating 2020 season, Major League Baseball’s fans have returned for 2021. One question looms: Who will hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy in October?… Read the rest

Canada Inches Closer to Approving Single-Event Sports Betting

After decades of pushing for reform of the laws banning single-event gambling, the Canadian gaming industry seems to be on its way to expansion. Gambling associations and companies are preparing themselves for the proposed changes, which, if enacted in the current legislative session, would leave the responsibility of implementing and regulating single-events sports wagering on provincial regulators.… Read the rest

Bally & Sinclair, Programming On Regional Sports Networks

Bally’s Corporation announced entry into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Sinclair Broadcast Group. Under the MOU, Bally’s and Sinclair will work collectively to facilitate the production and broadcast of Bally’s-produced content during the current non-game windows on Sinclair’s 19 regional sports networks (“RSNs”) recently rebranded “Bally Sports“.

Bally’s and Sinclair will also explore opportunities to include Bally’s programming in Sinclair-owned media platforms and affiliates other than the Bally Sports RSNs, which may include Sinclair’s Tennis Channel and Stadium assets.… Read the rest

Illinois Suffers First Monthly Sports Betting Drop, Gains in Other U.S. States

Illinois sportsbooks posted a month-over-month decline in betting volume for the first time since launching in late July, continuing what was a national trend in February. But the state still managed to narrowly surpass Pennsylvania to place third among U.S. states for the month. More concerning for what has been a booming industry in Illinois, though, is the return of in-person registration, which could stymie online sports betting growth for as long as it is in place, according to PlayIllinois, which provides news and analysis of the state’s gaming industry.… Read the rest

Southampton FC Extend Partnership Deal With Coingaming Group

Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce that it has agreed to extend its partnership with the Coingaming Group as Main Club Partner for a further three years in a deal that will see their brand, Sportsbet.io continue as the club’s front-of-shirt sponsor.

Bitcoin Bonuses 
The deal is the biggest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history and also includes the option for the club to be paid certain performance-based bonuses in Bitcoin at the end of each season, allowing the club the opportunity to take advantage of the new, high-growth currency if it feels it will bring significant future benefits.… Read the rest

Iowa Sportsbooks, March has more than $160 million in wagering

Iowa sportsbooks capitalized on the popularity of March Madness to set a fresh round of records with more than $160 million in wagering, a welcome result following February’s modest dip in handle, according to analysts for PlayIA.

Iowa was one of the few legal sports betting jurisdictions to actually improve per-day betting in February, so it is no surprise that sportsbooks set new highs in March,” said Jessica Welman, an analyst for PlayIA.com.… Read the rest

Growing Acceptance of Online Sports Betting

The shift to a more favorable attitude towards online gambling services is visible across the board. For example, earlier in October, WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts Ltd. that is responsible for Wynn’s mobile sportsbook and casino app, announced a multi-year national sports betting partnership. As an Authorized Gaming Operator of NASCAR, WynnBET will collaborate with NASCAR to create and promote engaging sports betting experiences for racing fans across the United States.… Read the rest

PrizePicks Expands Golf Offering, Introduces Cricket & Disc Golf

PrizePicks, the largest independently-owned Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) operator, today announced new additions to its Golf offerings as well as expansions into Cricket and Disc Golf, moves that furthers PrizePicks’ standing as the DFS operator with the widest breadth of sports coverage and options in North America.

For PGA fans gearing up for this week’s Masters down the road in Augusta, PrizePicks is now the only DFS or betting operator to offer “longest drive” predictions in addition to other enticing golf games like predicting how many birdies a golfer will have or in which place they will finish.… Read the rest

MLB Betting Preview: Predictions for 2021

After a pandemic-shortened 60-game season in 2020, the MLB has officially embarked on a full 162-game schedule. This time of year, hope springs eternal for every franchise – even the Pittsburgh Pirates at +25000 World Series longshots.

MyBookie Head Oddsmaker David Strauss shares his predictions for the 2021 campaign, including World Series odds and favorites for AL and NL MVP.… Read the rest