Sportsbook Industry News and Notes of the Week

By Betmaker Team

Sports Betting Boosts Borgata

Internet gambling and sports betting have been credited with pushing Borgata Casino in Atlantic City to the top of all casinos in the area for July. This news coincided with Borgata achieving the best month for a casino in the region's history.


The numbers released by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement show the Borgata as the city’s top-performing casino, winning over $124 million from in-person casino gamblers, internet wagering, and sports betting. Online and sports betting money are split with partners, so the casino won't keep all of it.


In-person gambling revenue was down at Borgata and four other Atlantic City casinos in July 2022 compared to July 2019, which is why internet gambling was credited.


Before Borgata's record month in July, the best month for an Atlantic City casino was September 2021. According to New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement, Borgata also set this record when the casino and its partners won nearly $112 million.


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Kansas Set for September 8 Kickoff!

Kansas State will begin accepting sports wagers starting on September 1, 2022. The official opening of the Kansas betting market is September 8, 2022, just one week before the opening day of the 2022 NFL regular season.


On September 1, six platforms will be already prepared for launch. Kansas players can choose from FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars, BetMGM, and Penn National Gaming (Barstool).


The state currently owns four casinos that will all be partnering with sportsbooks: Hollywood Crossing with Barstool and FoxBet, Kansas Star Casino with FanDuel and BetMGM, Kansas Crossing with PointsBet, and Caesars, and Boot Hill with Bally Bet and DraftKings.


The bill that legalized sports betting in Kansas was signed into law on May 12 by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. If the state launches as planned (in early September), it will be one of the quickest turnarounds from legalization to launch.


Bally Sports+ Steaming Service Set for Late September

Diamond Sports Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, announced its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Bally Sports+, will officially launch on September 26, 2022.


PointsBet Sportsbook ReviewThe streaming service will launch across all 19 Bally Sports regional sports network brands (RSNs).


Bally Sports+ was initially launched in five regions in June. Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Sun, and Bally Sports Wisconsin all were part of the initial launch.


The latest announcement means the service will span across the remaining portfolio of Bally Sports RSNs. The remaining regions are Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, and Bally Sports West.


Bally Sports+ is available to subscribers at $19.99 per month or $189.99 annually and includes a seven-day free trial.


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