LSR Sports Betting & News Podcast

LSR Sports Betting & News Podcast

The staff at Legal Sports Report breaks down the emerging US sports betting industry each week, taking a closer look at industry news and new efforts to legalize wagering across the country. Filled with analysis and interviews with industry and legislative sources, the LSR Podcast is a must-listen to keep up to speed with sports betting as it spreads legally in America.

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August 3, 2022 25 min
The crew is finally back together to talk about a major state that finally voted to legalize sports betting, plus major questions about when Ontario will show some transparency (11:30), a wonky dive into promo deductions (16:25), and flowers for an LSR farewell (24:00).
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Will sports betting in Massachusetts get done in the next couple of days before the legislative deadline (1:00)? We also break down FanDuel TV that's apparently on the way (11:19) and the the eye-popping valuation for Underdog Fantasy (16:33).
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A billion here, a billion there and soon you're talking real money. The US sports betting industry has now generated $10 billion in revenue after numbers that came out this week (1:39). We also break down comments from the MLB Players Association on gambling (15:47) and the worst piece of sports betting content ever created, according to one of the LSR crew (21:55).
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California is where the eyes of the industry are fixated ahead of the November vote in the state, and now some tribes are on the side of the sportsbooks (4:08). We also look at progress in Ohio sports betting (6:22) and Arizona's rise among states with legal wagering (12:11).
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The online betting measure officially makes the ballot in the Golden State, setting up a fight for the ages. Plus, Brad Allen joins the crew to discuss a delayed launch for Bet 365 (21:10) and what's next for Penn Interactive after a key departure at the top (28:20).
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MLB's mystery baseball takes center stage again after a new memo to teams. The crew also looks into what the purchase of a stake in PointsBet means for the market (10:45) and the on-again, off-again movement of mobile wagering in North Carolina (16:37).
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Jason Robins again talks out loud about limiting sharp bettors and how it hopes to make more money from bettors in general (1:58). We also talk about sports betting ads and regulation (14:15), insider trading allegations around Penn National and theScore (20:16), and what happens if both California sports betting ballot measures pass (22:14)?
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TheScore Bet is pulling out of the US and will focus on Canada (1:08), as Penn National puts all of its focus on Barstool Sportsbook in the US. We look at why Ohio sports betting won't be here until 2023 (12:30). And we also tackle the issue of regulation and if it's doing enough for bettors (17:06) as legalization spreads in North America.
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Brad Allen joins the crew to discuss his story on NFL reporter Josina Anderson appearing to promote an offshore sportsbook on social media. Also, what DraftKings CFO thinks will happen to smaller sportsbooks (11:26) and what are the prospects for BetFanatics in California and beyond (19:42).
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A lot of people said the 51% tax rate in New York for sports betting was crazy. And now BetMGM, which agreed to pay the rate, is saying it has second thoughts. We also run down the earnings calls for companies in the sports betting industry (7:55), the latest on an Ohio launch date (18:54), and a look at whether ESPN missed the boat on sports betting (23:32).
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The crew talks about why MLB needs to be transparent about changes to the baseball (1:10), Kansas legalizing minutes before the pod (12:35), and whether cracking down on illegal offshore sportsbooks really would help the regulated market (23:38). LSR writer Pat Evans makes his debut
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The crew discusses an online betting measure making the ballot in the Golden State (1:04), a new state getting into legal wagering (9:16), what sportsbook social media needs to improve (16:41), and whether VC money is drying up in online gaming (24:47)
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The NFL Draft is going on, and the excitement over betting on it is sometimes curbed by bans, limitations, or weird rules on state-by-state basis. We also also talk about Kansas coming oh-so-close to legalizing sports betting, tough roads ahead in Massachusetts, and some chatter on Pinnacle coming to Ontario.
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Adrian Wojnarowski went on a rant on ESPN that gambling would make NBA games worse for fans, and the Legal Sports Report crew is here to shoot holes in that opinion. We also look at the latest sports betting numbers from the biggest sports betting states, and we updated what's going on in Maine, Missouri and Maryland on the legalization front.
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We take a look at the prospects for more states regulating sports wagering in 2022, and the map is not looking like the tidal wave of legalization we have seen in recent years. We also check in on numbers from Illinois and March Madness and the latest in New York.
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We take a look at a federal case about illegal bookmaking that we think should be getting more attention. We also break down the widespread launch of Ontario sports betting outside of Proline+, plus a look at data providers' relationships with Russian sportsbooks.
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We get you up to date with everything happening when Ontario opens up its online sports betting industry next week. We also look at why FanDuel is rising to the top in New York, and BetMGM's college betting slip-up.
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DraftKings stock is down and its path to profitability is in question. Will it cut costs? Raise cash? Look at M&A? We also break down a legal win for daily fantasy sports in New York and the latest on California sports betting legalization efforts.
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The LSR team talks about the relatively slow adoption of gambling talk during games despite the influx of money and commercials from betting companies. We also chat about developments in Ontario and New York and take another look back at lessons from the Calvin Ridley gambling suspension.
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We break down Atlanta wide receiver Calvin Ridley betting on Falcons games and the NFL's discipline. We also talk about DraftKings' fine for facilitating proxy betting, and developments in Illinois and Ontario.
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