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Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler has spent more than 10 years covering sports, governments and the intersection between the two. Starting out as a high school sports reporter, Ryan has led multiple online and print publications as a writer and editor. Along with amateur and professional sports, Ryan has covered local, state and national governments, including a stint reporting on Virginia’s congressional delegation. He now specializes in the changing legal gambling landscape in the U.S. in statehouses across the country as well as other gaming industry news. His work has been published in the Tampa Bay Times and Gainesville Sun. Ryan graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism and a minor in sports management.

Where You Can Legally Bet On Super Bowl 2020 49ers-Chiefs

Where You Can Legally Bet On Super Bowl 2020 49ers-Chiefs

During last year's Super Bowl you could place legally place bets in eight states. This year for Super Bowl 2020, there are 14 states taking legal bets.

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Maryland Sports Betting Could Come With New Redskins Stadium

Maryland Sports Betting Could Come With New Redskins Stadium

Maryland sports betting remains illegal, but Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s pitch is another significant embrace for legal gambling by an NFL owner, and underscores the momentum for the multi-billion-dollar industry across the country and in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Where Are The Closest Sportsbooks For Super Bowl 2020 Teams?

Where Are The Closest Sportsbooks For Super Bowl 2020 Teams?

Nearly twice the number of states will take bets for Super Bowl 2020, including several that border the home states of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. You still have options if you live in California and Missouri and want to bet on the 49ers and Chiefs.

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Why DraftKings Merger Is A Winning Ticket For Bettors

Why DraftKings Merger Is A Winning Ticket For Bettors

DraftKings and SBTech are expected to have an even larger presence in the United States and continue to keep up with rival FanDuel atop the online sports betting sphere.

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Michigan Online Sports Betting Could Start By March Madness

Michigan Online Sports Betting Could Start By March Madness

Michigan sports betting is set to begin next year after lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday

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Louisiana Sports Betting Hopes Remain for Alabama-LSU 2020

Louisiana Sports Betting Hopes Remain for Alabama-LSU 2020

While the nation's eyes turn to Alabama for the Crimson Tide's game with LSU this Saturday, the gambling world will be viewing a pivotal governor's race in Louisiana a week later

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How 2019 Election Results Will Impact Sports Bettors

How 2019 Election Results Will Impact Sports Bettors

Here's what sports bettors need to know after Election Night 2019.

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Colorado Sports Betting Looks Ready to Begin in 2020

Colorado Sports Betting Looks Ready to Begin in 2020

Colorado sports betting was legalized Tuesday by a voter referendum, meaning bettors can place a wager head of the Broncos 2019 opener

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DraftKings Gets Approval For Real Money DFS Games In Iowa

DraftKings Gets Approval For Real Money DFS Games In Iowa

An estimated several hundred thousand Iowa DFS players could receive cash prizes for winning lineups after DraftKings received state approval.

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New Hampshire Sports Betting Could Come Before Super Bowl

New Hampshire Sports Betting Could Come Before Super Bowl

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu says his state should have legal wagering no later than kickoff of the next Super Bowl.

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Rhode Island Sports Betting Requirement Still Hinders Market

Rhode Island Sports Betting Requirement Still Hinders Market

Rhode Island sports betting has seen first hand the problems of in-person registration

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FanDuel Indiana Online Sportsbook to Launch Tuesday

FanDuel Indiana Online Sportsbook to Launch Tuesday

FanDuel is set to launch its online sportsbook Tuesday in Indiana, becoming the third mobile offering in Hoosier State

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