NHL Plays: Sunday

Michael Finewax gives his DFS picks for a seven-game slate Sunday, including taking Penguins great Sidney Crosby. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

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

PUBG: NEW STATE, Over 10 million pre-registrations

KRAFTON, Inc. announced that the number of Google Play Store pre-registrations for PUBG: NEW STATE have exceeded 10 million. The recent milestone comes soon after a previous announcement around the game exceeding five million within its first week of pre-registration. Featuring users from over 170 countries, the new milestone was achieved within 43 days of the Google Play Store pre-registrations going live, with Southeast Asia, Americas, the Middle East, Europe and East Asia seeing the highest sign-ups.… 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.

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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

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, available for Apple M1 macOS devices

GWENT: The Witcher Card Game from CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, is now available for all Apple M1-equipped macOS devices. Players can download the game for free right now from the Mac App Store.

GWENT is a free-to-play card game of choice and consequence, where skill — not luck — is your most powerful weapon.… 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