Much like previous reports, another week has flown by in the world of gambling around the US. And as we pass into the month of March, punters cannot help but think of March Madness. Conference tourneys are right around the corner followed by everyone's favorite bracket contest. In other news, Bryce Harper had the Phillies back up the Brinks truck to officially sign the richest deal in baseball history. And looks like the NBA postseason will carry on this year without megastar Lebron James as the Los Angeles Lakers continue to fall further down the Western Conference standings. Does James have another miracle run to will the Lakers to the postseason? And finally, legalized sports betting continues to dominate the scene as legalization talk continues to progress among various states.
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MVP, MVP, MVP
With his new home the hitter-friendly ballpark in Philadelphia it's no surprise that Bryce Harper opened as the favorite to win the NL MVP award. Offshore sportsbook Intertops currently has Harper listed at +500 to take home the hardware. He is followed by Rockies 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado at +650 and last years MVP Christian Yelich at +1200. Philly fans are excited and looking for Harper to take them to the next level. But will the money be enough to save him from the ire of angry Philly sports fan if things don't initially go as planned?
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HB0001 was the first bill filed in the State House and anticipates being highly debated. The bill would legalize sports betting in Tennessee. If passed, the bill would place a 10% tax on sports gambling with estimates as high as $30 million a year in state revenue.
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The usual arguments are being had as some try to link sports gambling too much larger problems such as organized crime. The counter-argument continues to be that people are already betting using illegal offshore websites. Scott Ward, an attorney for FanDuel and Draft Kings, states "You could go on your phone right now and place a bet on a game within a matter of minutes." He's right, come on Tennessee, get ahead of the game and get sports betting legalized.
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Indiana Senate recently passed legislation some are labeling as the largest gaming expansion in state history. Senate Bill 552 would legalize sports betting, remove a cap on the number of in-state casinos a company can own and move up the date when horse racing casinos could use live dealers for table games. The bill's author Sen. Mark Messmer called it a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." Hype it however you want Senator, we are all for any bill that expands legal gambling in the United States.
A quick look around early March payout reports show most of the major and prominent minor shops sending payouts out within stated time frames. As usual, Bitcoin remains the most efficient way to both deposit and withdraw funds with many payouts quoted within hours instead of days or weeks.
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On another note, been seeing several reports recently of books stealing players funds and refusing to pay out winnings. These are not your name/known books but rather what seem like completely random shops that open up out of nowhere. Please make sure when looking to fund an account you do your due diligence. Don't be surprised when you end up on the wrong side a no pay when you are just chucking money into random outs most don't know exist.