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Sports Betting Aboard Carnival Cruises Begins, as Ocean Sportsbook Debuts

Sports betting continues to spread across the United States, 26 states plus DC now with legal sportsbooks operational. But the gambling activity last week embarked to its largest jurisdiction yet — international waters. A passenger onboard a Princess Cruises ship checks out the company’s new mobile Ocean Sportsbook. Princess, owned by Carnival, is the first […]

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Saves the Day

Despite land-based casinos making nearly $8 million less than they did in July, Pennsylvania sports betting was able to bring in $580 million in August, which was the second highest total ever. Even though casinos in the state were down from the previous month, generating just over $415 million, it was still a 46% increase […]

SportsMap Tech Acquisition Raises $115M in IPO, Could Pursue Betting Deals

SportsMap Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:SMAPU), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), raised $115 million in its initial public offering (IPO) as it prepares to hunt for merger partners. SportsMap Tech is a new SPAC from the owner of SportsMap Radio. The blank-check firm could pursue media deals. (Image: SportsMap Radio)Blank-check companies encountered some headwinds earlier […]

Apollo, Brookfield Mulling Bids for Scientific Games Lottery Arm

Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) and Brookfield Asset Management’s private equity division are reportedly considering making offers for Scientific Games’ (NASDAQ:SGMS) SG Lottery unit. Slots maker Scientific Games has options for divesting its SG Lottery unit. Apollo and Brookfield are reportedly interested. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)That news emerges soon after the Las Vegas-based slot machine manufacturer […]

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