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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 t…


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    LSR Podcast Ep. 131 - Welcome To Online Sports Betting, New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 35:04

    We break down what's going on in the first weekend with legal sportsbook apps in New York. We also talk about the controversy surround Draymond Green bets in the NBA, and we sit down with John Pappas from iDEA Growth to talk about legalization efforts in 2022.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 130 - A Look Back At Sports Betting In 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 48:01

    New York is going live with online betting soon, and Ohio legalized sports gambling at the end of the year. The gang takes a look at some of the biggest storylines from a busy year in the sports betting industry.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 129 - The Wild Lawsuit Involving PlayUp And Its CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 32:25

    We don't know quite where to start with a crazy story about an online gambling company suing its CEO regarding a possible sale to a crypto exchange. Yep, that's a sentence. We also talk about the November records for sports betting and sportsbooks coming to Chicago stadiums.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 128 - Here Comes Ohio Sports Betting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 26:49

    We should see online sports betting in Ohio sometime next year after the legislature passed a bill this week. But when? We also look more at Florida shutting down online sports betting, the news out of Maryland, and some state sports betting records. And a former NFL punter just got the bag in a deal with FanDuel.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 127 - Did You Hear The One About DraftKings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 23:19

    DraftKings CEO Jason Robins ignited the sports betting community on Twitter with his comments about bettors seeking profit. Brad Allen joins the crew to discuss the situation, plus Nevada tops $1 billion and Florida stays on hold.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 126 - Goodbye, Florida Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 25:37

    A federal court ruling says the compact that legalized sports betting in Florida needs to come off the books, so where does that leave things? We also speculate on the launch of New York sports betting, talk about ESPN's potential foray into gambling and the records we saw in October for wagering activity.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 125 - Who's In For NY Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 18:49

    We now know who will be taking bets in New York but when will the state launch online betting? We also break down the latest news from DraftKings and Penn National/Barstool Sportsbook, as well as updates in Florida, Minnesota, and Ohio.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 124 - Wait, Florida Sports Betting Went Live?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 29:29

    In one of the least hyped sports betting launches in history, online betting is now a thing in the Sunshine State, but legal challenges are still outstanding. We also talk about updates on New York and Louisiana sports betting. And is FanDuel's CEO right with a claim that turned some heads this week?

    LSR Podcast Ep. 123 - Reading The Tea Leaves In NY Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 25:27

    We break down where we think everything is heading in New York as operators decide if they approve of the state's tax rates. We also talk about the Tennessee minimum hold rule continuing to haunt us as we approach Halloween. And the DraftKings-Entain deal is officially going nowhere, so what's next?

    LSR Podcast Ep. 122 - The Mess Surrounding NY Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 29:38

    We know more about what online sports betting in New York could look like, and it may come with a 64% tax rate on revenue. We also go over updates on sports betting in Connecticut and Florida, plus an important move by the NFL and the NCPG when it comes to responsible gambling.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 121 - An NFL Insider Working For A Sportsbook?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 21:32

    With the report that Adam Schefter could be a target of Caesars Sportsbook, we break down what that means for the legal betting industry in in the US. We also see if Florida launched, how Connecticut sports betting is going, and we talk a lot about curling.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 120 - Two New States Have Sports Betting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 22:29

    Connecticut and Louisiana now have retail sportsbooks, but we're still waiting for online betting. We also chat about what happened at the gambling conference G2E, the latest on DraftKings and Entain, and the legal wrangling in Florida.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 119 - Is A Crackdown Coming On Sports Betting Advertising?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 30:58

    Regulators warned of potential issues from the flood of gambling promotions and commercials in the US, something that the UK is familiar with. We also break down Arizona's huge opening week, sports betting arrives in Washington and is close in Connecticut, and more legal shenanigans crop up in Florida.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 118 - The State Of US Sports Betting Heading Into NFL Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 27:26

    The LSR crew takes stock of the meteoric rise of American sports gambling heading into another NFL season, which will be the biggest yet in the US market. We also tell you whether to expect a launch in Arizona tomorrow and the latest on the Sportradar IPO.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 117 - Legal Challenges Cloud Future Of Arizona Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 26:53

    The Arizona sports betting law is under threat of lawsuits ahead of a launch that is supposed to happen next week. We also talk about the Wyoming online sports betting launch, what's going on with legalization in Florida and California, and the NFL gets in even deeper with gambling.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 116 - Here Comes Arizona Sports Betting!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 25:26

    Four sportsbooks are ready to go for the start of NFL season, and more are on the way. What do we know so far? Barstool Sportsbooks continues its US expansion, Nevada reports a huge July for sports betting, and what do we make of a sports betting deal for the Fiesta Bowl?

    LSR Podcast Ep. 115 - What we know about New York, California and Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:32

    There's some news out of each of these three big states when it comes to sports betting. We also provide updates on Louisiana, Maryland, Arizona and North Carolina. And another big company in sports betting is going public.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 114 - The Biggest Week In US Sports Betting History?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 33:25

    That's a bit of hyperbole because that would have been the day the US opened up to legal betting. But we have huge news out of New York and Florida, as well as MA in the US in excess of $3.5 billion in a week involving the likes of DraftKings and Penn National. Plus the latest on Arizona sports betting.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 113 - All Hail Caesars Sportsbook?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 31:24

    Caesars is getting into sports betting in earnest, retiring the William Hill brand across much of the US. But does it have what it takes to compete with the biggest operators? We also look at the most recent development in New York and Arizona sports betting and the plans on the horizon for PointsBet.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 112 - What's Going On In The States?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 22:34

    The Legal Sports Report team looks at Massachusetts, Arizona, and New York sports betting progress. And Tipico spends $90 million on a media deal.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 111 - How Much Will It Cost To Become A New York Sportsbook?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 29:43

    The cost of doing business in New York could be extremely high, with revenue sharing with the state potentially exceeding any arrangement in the US. We also look into how FanDuel found its way into Connecticut, good news for Massachusetts sports betting and bad news for Maine sports betting.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 110 - New York Finally Arrives

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 21:38

    Eight days late, the bidding requirements and scoring system for NY sports betting dropped last week. The crew discusses a Florida lawsuit and NFL data price-gouging, as well as recapping the NCLGS conference.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 109 - NY Sports Betting Takes The Next Step

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 28:41

    On July 1, New York takes its next major step toward its launch of online sports betting; so what happens next? Also, we catch up with a surprise out of Florida and the future of sports betting, and Scientific Games announces it is spinning off its sports betting business.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 108 - Canada does it! Legal single-game sports betting is coming to Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 34:23

    We run down what you need to know about the Canada sports betting bill Parliament just passed. We talk about big deals involving Sports Illustrated and Nasdaq, plus updates on legal betting In Louisiana, Ohio, and Maine.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 107 - Did A Short Seller Profit From DraftKings Report?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 24:37

    A group called Hindenberg Research shorted DraftKings and put out a negative report. So what happened with $DKNG stock? We also run down the prospects for legalization in Ohio and Canada, and the revenue and handle numbers out of three big states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 106 - How DraftKings Execs Cashed In

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 25:38

    The co-founders of DraftKings just pulled in more than half a billion dollars because of the company's stock surge. How and why? Canada and Louisiana move tantalizingly close to allowing legal single-game sports betting, and an update on the issues facing Florida sports betting.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 105 - California Dreamin' About Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 27:24

    Voters in California are going to vote on whether they get sports betting, except it won't be online if they say "yes." Plus the latest dumb policy affecting Illinois sportsbooks, and updates on where Canada and Wyoming stand on legal sports wagering.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 104 - Bye Bye Bovada in NY?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 33:55

    Why is an offshore sportsbook pulling out of a big state, and what it means for the climate for legal sports betting. We also look at how close Connecticut is to sports betting, and the odds that Canada legalizes regulated single-game wagering.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 103 - Are We Riding High On Florida Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 36:20

    The state legislature just gave the go-ahead for legal betting in the state, but potential speedbumps or roadblocks stand in the way of a launch. So what will happen in the Sunshine State? Maryland is now official for legalizing sports betting after a governor's green light, and we look at the numbers from some of the biggest states with online sportsbooks.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 102 - What Does FanDuel's CEO Leaving Mean For US Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 41:49

    Matt King stepped down as the head of the market leader in US sports betting, which already has reverberations in the industry. We also look at Wynn spinning out its online business publicly, and the good news and bad news for Illinois sports betting.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 101 - Here Comes Caesars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 35:37

    The William Hill brand is going away in the US; you will now be seeing Caesars Sports around the country. What does this mean for the sports betting industry in America? We also talk about the dust-up regarding Flutter and FoxBet, updates in Florida, and the big pricetag paid for a sports betting site.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 100 - A Very Special 100th Sports Betting Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 84:30

    Florida has a real chance at legal sports betting, a fitting topic to look back at how much has changed in our first 100 podcasts and since the start of LSR. We also talk NFL gambling deals, New York, and a chat with the PGA Tour VP of Gaming.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 99 - All The Cool States Are Legalizing Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 44:14

    Maryland and Arizona are poised to get online sports betting in the near future, and we also circle back on the latest in New York sports betting. We also look at numbers from the midwest sports betting states and take a look at why DraftKings needs a chief media officer.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 98 - Sigh, What Did You Do, New York?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 34:33

    New York online sports betting is coming, but it's going to be a mess in more ways than one. Illinois joined New York in doing something stupid in ending remote registration. And rejoice, Wyoming, you two will get online sportsbooks!

    LSR Podcast Ep. 97 - What The Heck Is Going On With New York Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 36:58

    Online sports betting is actively being negotiated as part of the NY state budget, but the outcome could be less than ideal. We also breakdown DraftKings buying the Vegas Sports Information Network, and talk about the latest shenanigans in Tennessee.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 96 - When Does 24/7 Not Mean 24/7?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 50:41

    Matthew Waters joins the podcast to explain what in the world is happening with suspended Tennessee sportsbook Action 24/7. Later, Matt and Adam speculate on how long it will be before your Amazon Prime subscription comes with free bets.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 95 - Things Trending Positively For NY Sports Betting

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 27:45

    The news continues to be good out of New York, but will the state finally legalize sports betting this year? We also breakdown all of the revenue and handle numbers, including the first full month in Michigan. Plus what do we make of a potential FanDuel listing in the US?

    LSR Podcast Ep. 94 - The LOLawsuit Against FanDuel Sportsbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 50:19

    FanDuel is having to deal with what looks like a frivolous lawsuit in Illinois. We also breakdown DraftKings' investor day, Gov. Cuomo's issues, and what they mean for New York sports betting, plus updates on the legalization efforts around the US.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 93 - Out With The Tout!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 37:12

    Reporter Matthew Waters joins the podcast to discuss his story on the Vegas Golden Knights ending their short-lived deal with a tout service from Mexico. Plus, a rundown of earnings calls for DraftKings and FanDuel with all the stock news you can handle.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 92 - The Worst Idea In The History Of Legal US Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 31:44

    The Vegas Golden Knights partnered with a sports betting pick service based in Mexico, and we break down the various ways this is an awful idea. The LSR team also runs down all of the legalization efforts across the country and we find out what "market access" in New York actually means for Barstool Sportsbook.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 91 - The One With All The Sports Betting Numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 37:28

    The LSR team breaks down just how big Super Bowl betting was in the US, plus the huge numbers out of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. We also get an early look at Michigan's online sports betting launch. Also, Barstool and the Superbook are going at it over a possible trademark infringement.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 90 - The Huge Numbers Out Of The Super Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 40:37

    From money bet in legal US markets to the number of transactions placed online, it's clear that it was a big day for regulated sportsbook apps. But some of them also had some technical hiccups. We also touch on updates with PointsBet and the NHL, WynnBet and the status of legalization in Georgia and Arizona.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 89 - Super Bowl Betting Is Here

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 31:50

    Ahead of the biggest weekend in betting, what does the landscape look like in the US? We also catch up with news for DraftKings and Barstool, as well as the big top-line number for US sports betting revenue nationwide.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 88 - Don't Call It A Comeback For Daily Fantasy Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 26:15

    Two big deals involving casino companies and DFS sites got made this week, based on the present and future of sports betting. We also talk about the launches in Michigan and Virginia as well as the latest on legalization efforts in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 87 - Not One, But Two Sports Betting Launches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 47:49

    Virginia and Michigan online sports betting are both live as of this week. What are the prospects for both markets? We also break down the latest chatter in New York, and how Barstool rose to the top of the revenue charts in Pennsylvania.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 86 - Good News & Bad News In NJ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 45:22

    New Jersey set another record for sports betting activity, almost reaching $1 billion. The bad news is that some online gambling operators are engaging in shady practices when it comes to customer withdrawals. We also look at legalization developments in New York, Texas, Arizona, Oregon and Washington.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 85 - New York, New York Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 32:03

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes some waves by saying he wants online sports betting, but the "how" could trip things up in 2021. At least there's a chance! We also look at the proposed (and rejected) deal between MGM and Entain, as well as possible positive developments for Kentucky sports betting.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 84 - Florida Sports Betting In 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 16:14

    Florida has a sports betting bill for the new year, but don't hold your breath waiting for it to pass. We also look at how much was bet across the US in November. And Iowa becomes the latest state with a truly statewide online sports betting industry on Jan. 1.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 83 - The BIGGEST First Month Of US Sports Betting Happened In...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 14:10

    Tennessee launches sports betting and had the most money wagered of any US market in its first month. We take a look at the Kentucky court case in which FanDuel and PokerStars' parent company owes almost a billion (with a B) dollars. And is the NFL priming the pump for kids to bet on sports with its Nickelodeon activation?

    LSR Podcast Ep. 82 - So You're Telling Me There's a Chance For NY Online Sports Betting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 42:25

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo brings up the possibility of online betting being a part of a revenue package. We break down the massive November numbers from New Jersey sports betting, and we take a deep dive into Michigan's online casino and sports betting launch next month.

    LSR Podcast Ep. 81 - Flutter Gobbles Up FanDuel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 29:34

    The gaming giant buys more of FanDuel for $4.2 billion. What's it mean for US sports betting? We also look at the increasing prospects for Connecticut sports betting after a DraftKings deal in the state. And the President Donald Trump tweets that "bookies" had him at a 97% chance of winning the election. Fact check: False.

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