How Intertops Can Help Betting on the Super Bowl

2020 has seen a great increase in online casino gaming. All of our partner casinos have experienced this phenomenon.  This is primarily because of the coronavirus pandemic, closing so many land-based casinos and triggering local lock-downs finding people at home with more leisure hours to fill.  Today we’ll talk about the Intertops family of casinos:  Intertops Casino Red, Intertops Casino Classic, Intertops Poker, and especially introducing Intertops Sportsbook.  Big advantage:  Intertops …

Why did Pro Baseball Partner with MGM Resorts?

If there was any doubt that the American sports betting market has seemingly unlimited upward potential, the news comes that MGM Resorts International has gone into partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in a deal that MGM recently made with the National Hockey League (NHL). Before the Supreme Court knocked down PASPA, a law that had been on the books since 1992 ostensibly to protect professional and amateur sports from …

How are Sports Betting and Gambling Advertising Related?

As an informed person, you know that gambling is big business.  You also know that we all seem hardwired to enjoy gambling to some degree.  The news every day is filled with what seems to be contradictory stories. On the one hand, are stories about the growth of gambling in all its forms.  On the other hand, are stories about how one gambling sector is outpacing all others.  On the …

Will Casino Games Survive the Challenge from Sports Betting?

There is an interesting conversation going around that discusses the value of casino games as entertaining pastimes in the light of the opening up of sports betting in the United States, the rise of online casinos, and the parallel rise of Integrated Resorts.  At Slots Play Casinos, we report primarily on the news that affects online gaming but we realize that online and land based gaming are often intertwined. As …

Why is Congress Holding Hearings on Sports Betting?

Once again, sports betting is making the headlines.  This time the news report is that the Congress of the United States is trying to take away the rights that belong to the fifty states according to the American constitution.  Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Protection Act (PASPA) back in 1992 that made sports betting illegal in 46 states and grandfathered it in four states that already had some form …

What Effect Will the Recent Court Decision Have on Sports Betting in the U.S.?

Some people close to the casino industry say that the advent of sports betting will impact the casino business negatively.  Others say that sports betting and casino gaming are only two sides of the many-sided gambling business and that there isn’t necessarily a one to one relationship between sports betting and casino gambling. At Slots Play Casinos, we focus mainly on the online casino side of the industry and we …

How Many Billions of Dollars are Bet on Sports?

The situation involving the legalization of sports betting continues to be in the news headlines every week.  Here are two of the more noteworthy news items from the past two weeks. Background of Opposition to Legalization When New Jersey first began to challenge the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, also known as PASPA, several years ago, the professional sports leagues in the United States all said that they were …

Sports Betting in Northern New Jersey is Hits New Heights!

An article that The Press of Atlantic City website recently published details several interesting facts about sports betting and land based casino gambling in New Jersey.  The article specifically spoke about the success of the two non-casinos locations where sports betting is allowed along with the six Atlantic City casinos where the state also allows sports betting. The article conspicuously avoided the idea of online casino gaming under the authority …

New Jersey Sports Betting Booming Like No One Expected

Sports betting continues to make headlines in the United States.  Since 1992, when the US Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) only four of the fifty American states were allowed to offer sports betting to their citizens or guests.  The four were Oregon, Montana, and Delaware—which had very limited sports betting—and Nevada, which offered the full range of sports betting. New Jersey challenged the law about …

When Politics Meets Sports Betting

An interesting article was posted at two right wing American online blogs, Townhall and Liberty Unyielding.  The article references the fast growing sports betting market in the United States but digresses to include what it terms “political prediction betting”. Sports Betting and Online Casino Gambling First, a word about online casino gambling in the United States.  In 2006 Congress passed a law called the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act which …

Affiliates Move into Online Sportsbooks

A groundbreaking panel discussion about affiliates in the online gaming industry was held at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas.  The panel discussed the impact of affiliates on the online gaming industry.  The long, formal title of the panel was “Affiliate Marketing Grows Up: Implications for the Regulated U.S. Online Gambling Market”. Sports Betting and Affiliates The impetus for the panel was the decision of the United States …

Sports Betting – One Man’s View May Surprise You

A professional sports bettor from Las Vegas told his attitude in an article posted at espn.com towards the legalization of sports betting in other states other than Nevada, which before the United States Supreme Court declared that the law called PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) in violation of the US constitution had full sports betting through its many casinos, plus Delaware, Oregon, and Montana which had limited legal …

$2,300,000,000 Potential Annual Windfall to the NFL: Study

The National Football League season in the United States began last weekend and for the first time betting on the games was legal in states other than Nevada.  Before the US Supreme Court declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), that had been established law since 1992, was unconstitutional, thus opening legal sports betting to the 46 states that hitherto did not have legal sports betting, betting …

American Football Beckons Sports Bettors

The football season in the United States opens on the weekend of September 9-10.  Now that sports betting is legal in all 50 states, pending legislation to that effect by the individual states, betting on American football is expected to reach levels never seen before. Since 1992, sports betting was legal in only four states and only in Nevada, where Las Vegas is, was sports betting fully legal in all …

West Virginia Casinos Take First Legal Sports Bets

The start of the football season in the United States hit the newly legal sports betting scene in the state hard and in a good way.  The college football season began this past weekend with hundreds of games and the professional season will begin on Thursday and then continue on Sunday and Monday. Ready and Waiting West Virginia is one of the very few states to have been ready to …

Betting on the Big Four Sports is Coming to a Casino Near You

In the United States, the Big Four spectator sports remain baseball, football, basketball, and hockey.  At this time of the year, each sport is gearing up for either the start of the season (football, basketball, and hockey) or for the playoffs, in the case of baseball.  Along with great sports action from the Big Four, sports betting is coming to many states where the law called PASPA had for about …

Sports Betting Odd Couple: Buffalo Wild Wings and DraftKings

Just a few days ago, Buffalo Wild Wings announced that it is in the late stages of negotiations with DraftKings for a marketing arrangement between the two companies.  The reason the announcement is so newsworthy is because 1) the negotiations have not yet been completed and 2) the partnering of DraftKings, which offers daily fantasy sports to millions of players throughout the United States and has also just recently opened …

Can States Raise Millions Through Increased Sin Taxes?

A newly released study conducted by the Pew Research Institute in conjunction with the Rockefeller Institute of Government, indicates that sin taxes are not likely to be the financial bonanza so many states expect them to be.  States are in dire financial straits and see taxing gambling winnings—one of the many so-called sin taxes— as one of the last ways they can raise the kinds of revenues they will need …

States Looking for $1,000,000 Windfalls from Sports Betting

In May, the United States Supreme Court voided a law that had been in effect since 1994, called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or PASPA, on constitutional grounds.  It set into motion the possibility that all fifty American states or some of them would, in time, legalize sports betting within each state’s jurisdiction. The various states have, indeed, begun discussing legalization of sports betting in their individual jurisdictions.  …

NBA Odds Shift Over Off-Season

The NBA season may be over but the landscape of the teams has changed so much over the off-season that the impact will be felt far and wide. And with sports betting in America getting new consideration, the ripples could reach as far as the casino online. While the Golden State Warriors are even more likely to win their third straight NBA championship, having added one another all-star to the …