Sports Betting at Snoqualmie Casino Finally Goes Live

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It wasn’t easy, yet Washington’s sports betting industry is finally going live. Sportsbooks around the state are beginning to accept wagers. To the delight of many residents, sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino is now available!

These options are launching in time to bet on the 2021/2022 NFL season. Analysts are expecting many of these football wagers to begin flowing in over the next few months.

Here’s what you need to know.

Sports Betting at Snoqualmie Casino is Now Available

Sports betting has grown incredibly popular throughout the United States over the past few years. This is mostly due to the removal of PASPA, allowing each state to legalize and regulate this form of gambling. Many states now have successful sports betting industries set in place.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee approved a final sports betting bill back in March of 2020. Officials within the WA State Gambling Commission have since been coming up with specific regulations for this industry. The goal has been to launch the state’s first sportsbooks by the start of the 2021/2022 NFL regular season.

This goal has been reached. Sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino is now available. This marks the first sportsbook in the state of Washington to go live. The casino’s CEO, Stanford Le, spoke about this launch to the media earlier today.

“Obviously, there’s revenue implications to that [launching a sportsbook],” Le said. “But more importantly, the timing was just right, the fervor for football season. This is making history. So having a natural time frame, the kickoff of the NFL season and the kickoff of our sportsbook and being the first in Washington all just made a lot of sense.”

Six sports betting kiosks will be available throughout the Snoqualmie Casino floor. Another more official sportsbook is also now operational here. Some are now beginning to wonder when exactly the state’s first online sportsbooks will launch.

Washington’s Online Sportsbooks Will Take Weeks to Launch

The past few weeks have demonstrated how difficult it is to launch a legal sports betting industry. Many states planned to launch their first sportsbooks by the NFL’s season-opening game. Not all of these states managed to do so.

Washington’s sports betting laws are a little different than in other areas of the country. Here, online sports betting is set to become legal, yet only inside licensed casinos. Statewide online sports betting will not become available here.

It appears that the first online sportsbooks in Washington will not be going live for at least a few weeks. Officials at the Snoqualmie Casino have confirmed this is the case. First, the casino needs to conduct tests on the geo-perimeter to ensure all online sports bets are placed on casino grounds.

Still, residents are excited to hear that sports betting is now available in the state. A huge number of individuals will be excited to take part in sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino. It will be interesting to see how much revenue is earned from this state’s entire sports gambling industry over the next four months.

There is still time for sports fans around the country to make their football bets online. Here’s a quick look at some of the odds being offered on tonight’s opening game.

Here’s How to Find Odds on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers Online

This NFL season is expected to be an exciting one. More than 45 million Americans are now expected to wager on football over the next five months. Many are already heading over to sites like BetOnline to make their bets on tonight’s game between the Cowboys and Buccaneers.

BetOnline lists the Cowboys as the +375 underdogs in this matchup. Dak Prescott is one of the top quarterbacks in the league, yet many are questioning how the rest of the Cowboys’ roster will perform this season. A win for Dallas could earn bettors some serious cash.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this game as the -465 favorites. They are the defending Super Bowl champions and have an elite stable of players. Of course, Tom Brady is now 44-years-old and fans are left wondering when time will eventually catch up to him.

There are many exciting football betting options available through BetOnline right now. Members here can also bet on the future Super Bowl winners, and more. Feel free to check out all of these options today!

Are you excited to see sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino become available? Which team do you think wins tonight’s game? Let us know in the comments section below.

Genius Sports Secures Another Sports Betting Deal With WynnBet

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Genius Sports continues to expand its sports betting ties.

Just shortly after entering into a strategic partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Genius announced that it added another deal with sports betting app WynnBet.

Said Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke in an official statement:

“In an increasingly competitive U.S. sports betting landscape, sportsbooks need to be able to deliver immersive experiences that engage their customers at every step. Our partnership with WynnBET will provide them with an unmatched suite of official data, streaming and marketing solutions, backed by some of the largest leagues in sports, including the NFL.”

Not a New Partnership

Under pact, WynnBet will receive access to the NFL’s official sportsbook data feed, along with a variety of fan engagement solutions. The partnership isn’t a new one but merely expands the existing data supplier relationship that exists between the two companies.

Genius currently provides WynnBet with trading solutions and official data-driven content from the company’s exclusive partnerships with the English Premier League, Mexico’s Liga MX, and other professional soccer leagues in Argentina and Colombia.

Last month WynnBet was selected as one of the NFL’s approved second-tier sportsbook partners, together with BetMGM, PointsBet, and FOXBet. The four join the the tri-exclusive sportsbook partners DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars Sportsbook as the official sportsbooks of the league beginning the 2021 season.

Access to Next Gen Stats (NGS)

As part of the deal, Wynn also gets access to the NFL’s official play-by-play statistics and the league’s proprietary Next Gen Stats (NGS). The NGS is a platform that tracks player movement such as top-end speed during touchdown runs, kickoffs, interceptions, and other metrics.

Access to the NGS would be a preparation of sorts for WynnBet for a new variety of microbets. Although these types of wagers have not yet received regulatory approval, the Colorado Division of Gaming already set a precedence by allowing exit velocity vets during the July’s MLB Home Run Derby.

Genius also represents the NFL’s legal sports betting advertising inventory across its digital platforms. Genius Sports will run data-driven campaigns for WynnBet which the parties expect will help increase engagement among bettors and help reduce additional customer costs.

NFL Expects to Earn $270M From Gambling and Sports Betting Deals in 2021

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After being opposed to sports betting for a long time, the NFL has changed tone in recent years and has embraced legal sports wagering as an income-generating business for the league. And according to one of its officials, it’s going to be massive source of revenue for the NFL.

According to an article from The Washington Post, the NFL is expecting to generate $270M from gambling and sports betting deals signed by the league and its 32 teams. The amount could go as high as $1 billion before the end of the decade.

The NFL estimated its 2020 season loss to roughly $4 billion due to the pandemic. But with fans expected to return to stadiums this season and a new TV rights contract worth a reported $100 billion, revenue was expected to bounce back this year. And with the sports betting deals entered into by the league and its teams, ,the NFL’s income figures for 2021 should get a boost.

NFL’s Sportsbook Partners and Commercials

Earlier this month, the NFL announced that it would allow six sportsbook commercials per game. The NFL also announced FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars its tri-exclusive sports betting partners last April and recently added a second batch of sportsbook alliances with FoxBet, BetMGM, PointsBet, and WynnBet.

The Arizona Cardinals also announced plans to build the first retail betting shop inside an NFL stadium at their State Farm Stadium. Last month, the New Orleans Saints entered into a partnership with Caesars Entertainment for the naming rights to its Superdome. Caesars meanwhile, also has a marketing deal with the Houston Texans even if gambling in general is not allowed in the state of Texas.

Sports Betting Industry Has Expanded Exponentially

Since the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018, the sports betting industry in the United States has grown exponentially and continues to grow right now. Currently, sports betting is legal in a dozen states plus Washington DC that are home to NFL franchise. Overall, 14 out of the league’s 32 teams are based in states where sports betting is legal.

The NFL’s 2021 season begins on September 9th and if the forecast by PlayUSA is correct, the league could generate a total betting handle of $20 billion for the regulated market, which is triple the $7 billion football handle forecast for the 2020 season. Should that $20B handle be realized this season, it would mean $1.5B in profits for the legal sports betting operators.

Detroit Lions Name BetMGM as Their Official Sports Betting Partner

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The Detroit Lions announced on Thursday that they have entered into a sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings. The join venture will make BetMGM as the Lions’ first and official sports betting partner and it comes just in time for the start of the 2020 NFL season later this month.

The agreement will make BetMGM as the official sponsor of Lions Bingo and Lions Perks. It also includes other “fan-focused assets” such as team broadcast programming, digital marketing assets, and in-stadium promotions and signages.

Said Detroit Lions President Rod Wood in a statement:

“The Detroit Lions historic relationship with BetMGM has been years in the making and we’re proud to announce details of our official partnership. We’re continuously seeking new ways to entertain and involve our fans which is especially important during such unusual times; this partnership with BetMGM will provide additional and exciting opportunities to engage our fans.”

Lions Bingo and Lions Perks

Lions Bingo is a free to play game which was introduced in 2019. The game, which is available via the team’s mobile app, is a bingo game where fans can guess what plays happen next or which stats the team can achieve during games for a chance to win non-cash prizes. With BetMGM as partner, Lions Bingo players now have a chance to take home cash prizes or all-expense paid trips to MGM Resorts properties across the country.

Lions Perks was introduced during the 2018 NFL season and it is the team’s rewards system for fans at their home games. Available also via the Detroit Lions’ app, Lions Perks cards can be scanned during in-stadium purchases to earn points and join sweepstakes. Points can either be redeemed for rewards or donated to the Lions’ charities.

Long Standing Partnership

While sports betting was passed into a Michigan law only in late 2019. BetMGM and the Detroit Lions have a long standing partnership that isn’t betting related. MGM Resorts’ MGM Grand is one of the three commercial casinos in Detroit and it has been the sponsor of the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club at Ford Field, the home of the Lions.

BetMGM started operating a sports betting lounge at the MGM Grand Detroit on March 12. Three months later, BetMGM also entered into a similar sports betting pact with the Denver Broncos. Michigan and Colorado both entered the sports betting arena earlier this year.

Raiders Help Out Las Vegas Sportsbooks With Upset Over Bears

The 5th week of the 2019/2020 NFL season is just about to wrap up. There were some major games taking place and a huge number of individuals in Las Vegas placed wagers on the outcomes. Fortunately for Las Vegas sportsbooks, the Oakland Raiders pulled off the upset against the Chicago Bears.

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This win saved sportsbooks some serious money. Today, we’re going to look at how big of an impact this win made for LV sports betting platforms. We’ll also look ahead to some of the NFL betting odds available online right now.

Oakland Raiders Pull Off the Win Against the Chicago Bears

The Oakland Raiders entered this season as one of the biggest betting underdogs to win the Super Bowl. The team simply lacks the star talent found on the Patriots, for example. Interestingly, this team is looking solid thus far into the season and recently pulled off their second straight win against the heavily-favored Chicago Bears.

Last week, the Raiders sent shockwaves through the NFL fan base with a victory over the Colts. It was surprising to many, as they’d just lost in a miserable showing against the Vikings. Not many were optimistic about the Raiders’ chances to even make it into the playoffs.

This thought process is beginning to change. The Raiders looked like an elite team on Saturday and showed the ability to perform against the league’s big dogs. Thanks to a strong offense and effort from the special teams, Oakland pulled off the victory, 24-21.

This victory proved to be hugely beneficial to Las Vegas sportsbooks. According to new reports, a huge number of bettors placed money on the Bears to beat Oakland.

Sportsbooks Celebrate the Raiders Victory

Sports betting is hugely popular in Las Vegas. Every major casino in this city operates a sportsbook, most of which offer a wide range of different betting options. NFL betting is the most popular form of gambling here and brings in millions of dollars to the city every single week of the season.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a huge number of wagers were placed on the Chicago Bears to claim victory over the Raiders last weekend. Last-minute wagers placed the line at 6 ½ for Chicago. Several six-figure wagers were placed.

As we’ve mentioned numerous times already, the Raiders miraculously pulled off the victory. Mirage sportsbook director Jeff Stoneback commented on this victory to the media this week.

“It would’ve been a disastrous day for us if the Bears had covered,” he said. “It was a monster game for us. It was probably our biggest win of the year on any game. Winning straight up made it even sweeter for us, but it was one of those games we really had to sweat.”

Things didn’t completely work out for the Las Vegas sportsbooks, though. The Patriots’ domination of the Redskins was a major blow to these sports betting platforms. MGM Resorts took in two six-figure wagers on the Patriots.

It was an exciting week for NFL fans around the country. Fortunately, things are just getting started.

Week 6 NFL Betting Odds Online

19 states have already legalized sports betting. Many more are likely to start regulating the online sports betting industry over the next few years. Fortunately, there are some great online betting sites available in every single state. The best right now is Bovada.

This site offers odds for every single game of the season. There are some great week 6 odds available right now.

One of the most popular games that members of Bovada are wagering on is between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers are riding a three-game win streak and enter this game as the favorites with current odds of -140. The Buccaneers are coming off a tough loss to the Saints and enter this game with current odds of +120.

Want to go with a real longshot wager? Consider placing money on the Bengals to take out the Baltimore Ravens. Cincinnati is 0-5 so far this season and is showing no signs of improvement. The Ravens have performed great for most of 2019 and enter as the massive favorites with odds of -600. Cincinnati’s odds are currently set at +400.

Las Vegas sportsbooks are also offering odds for the games this week. If you’re planning to visit Sin City, make sure to check out our hotels guide! Good luck with your bets!