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Derek Helling

Derek Helling he has worked for small-town newspapers along with writing for numerous websites, including FanSided's The Outside Game, Ozy and Legal Sports Report.
Latest New York Sports Betting Push Could Freeze Out Buffalo

Latest New York Sports Betting Push Could Freeze Out Buffalo

The latest effort to jump-start online sports betting negotiations could allow more venues than ever to take bets, but some of Western New York's largest venues could be left behind

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Massachusetts Sports Betting Muddled by Stakeholder Query

Massachusetts Sports Betting Muddled by Stakeholder Query

A move by the Boston Burin's chairman could further complicate the precarious sports betting negotiations in Massachusetts

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Cuomo Optimistic but Uncompromising on NY Mobile Betting

Cuomo Optimistic but Uncompromising on NY Mobile Betting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently shared an optimistic view of the timeline for the potential legalization of online sports betting in the Empire State, but it doesn’t seem he is ready to back off his stance that has been part of the delay in doing exactly that.

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Illinois Sports Betting More Uncertain After Rep. Steps Back

Illinois Sports Betting More Uncertain After Rep. Steps Back

Illinois sports betting is more uncertain than ever after one of the leaders in the legislature has stepped away from the issue just days before the scheduled end of the 2019 legislative session

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Why the Connecticut Sun are Among Safest WNBA Bets Around

Why the Connecticut Sun are Among Safest WNBA Bets Around

Friday, July 20. That was the last time the Connecticut Sun lost a game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The eight consecutive home wins the Sun have garnered since have not only significantly affected the odds but should get the attention of those looking to hopefully soon legally place wagers on the Sun in The Constitution State.

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Illinois Sports Betting Debate Heats Up in House Committee

Illinois Sports Betting Debate Heats Up in House Committee

The debate over what legal sports betting in Illinois will look like heated up on Wednesday, as amendments to a standing bill were discussed by a myriad of interested parties. The bill, H 1260, which has taken most of the focus in the state House Rules Committee over H 3308, became the subject of intense scrutiny Wednesday after the bill’s new sponsor filed two amendments to the bill.

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NCAA Removes Events Ban in Gaming States

NCAA Removes Events Ban in Gaming States

The NCAA’s ban on championship events in states with legal sports betting has now gone the way of the 64-team men’s basketball tournament. After suspending the ban policy in 2018 after the United States Supreme Court ruled on Murphy v. NCAA, the NCAA’s Board of Governors made the policy change permanent last week. The policy had become impractical as more states legalized wagering.

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Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Passes Through State Senate

Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Passes Through State Senate

The 39-member body voted to approve SB153 by a count of 24-15 on Tuesday. It would call for a parish-by-parish approach to legalizing sports betting through a voter referendum this fall, but it must get through the state’s House first.

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Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Calls for Parish-Level Votes

Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Calls for Parish-Level Votes

Louisianna lawmakers will soon consider a unique sports betting bill that would allow legalization at the parish level

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