Tag Archives: Virginia

Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the Empire State?  Some would argue …

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Smarkets: Biden clear DNC leader after remarkable comeback

Winning 10 of 14 states in Super Tuesday’s DNC Primary sees former US Vice President Joe Biden achieve a remarkable campaign turnaround. Updating all US 2020 markets, betting exchange Smarkets has priced Biden as current market leader (1.17), giving Uncle Joe an 85% chance of winning the DNC ticket. A Biden comeback proved to be yet another ‘Super Tuesday surprise’, …

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NetEnt hires Therese Hillman as new CFO

NetEnt has hired Therese Hillman as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), starting on January 9, 2017. Hillman is also part of the audit committee on the board of directors at Unibet. A member of the board of directors at Unibet since May 2015, Hillman has spent the past five years as CEO of Gymgrossisten, a subsidiary of the Qliro Group. She …

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Virginia becomes the first to formally legalise daily fantasy sports

A big day for DFS in the United States as Virginia has become the first state to formally legalise daily fantasy sports.  On Monday 8th March a law was passed, the ‘Fantasy Contests Act’ which will allow the likes of FanDuel, DraftKings and others to legally offer paid contests in Virginia. DFS operators will be hoping that the state has …

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Virginia looks to legalise daily fantasy sports

With the case for daily fantasy sports looking somewhat bleak in New York and a host of other states, industry operators, players and fans will be encouraged to see Virginia looking like it will move in the opposite direction. On Wednesday the Virginia State Assembly passed a measure setting up a legal framework for daily fantasy sports. This legislation was, …

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