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Neil Roarty

Sports Editor


Neil is a gambling industry veteran with over 15 years experience as a content writer, editor and speaker at events. He has a Masters degree in English Literature and Philosophy and has combined this analytical inquisitiveness with a passion for sports betting and casino gaming. Neil started his career with and helped build not only that site but various others such as, and numerous other sports informational sites, including and He then made the transition to the North American market, working both in the UK and in New Jersey to launch various sports betting and casino sites, including AmericanBettingExperts and NewAmericanCasinos. Working with regulators, Neil has helped to review sports betting sites and also test the regulated betting apps in a professional capacity. He now works almost exclusively in the US market and is one of the main reviewers and fact checkers on SportsLens gambling content. He also speaks at various gambling conferences including ICE, iGB Live and SBC Americas and has contributed to GamblingInsider, EGR Magazine and a number of others in a consulting capacity.

Articles by Neil Roarty (52)

Michigan online sports betting handle reaches US$365m for September

Michigan online sports betting handle was up 66.6% on a month-by-month basis, reaching its highest in half a year. Overall online sports betting handle reached US$364.5m for the month of September, rising from US$218.8m in August. It was also an increase year-on-year, with handle up 2.9% from US$354.3m. Although online sports betting handle increased, retail […]

Neil Roarty  •  27 Oct 2022
Indiana online sports betting handle up 10.3% yearly

Indiana online sports betting handle was up 62.2% from August, and 10.3% up year-on-year as September 2022 recovered from the quiet months of July and August in emphatic fashion. Total handle reached US$352.5m for September, up from US$216.6m in August and US$320m the year prior. Retail sports betting in the state also exhibited strong results, […]

Neil Roarty  •  21 Oct 2022
Massachusetts gaming regulators yet to reveal their hand for online sports betting licensing

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is keeping its cards close to its chest with regards to how it will distribute the 16 mobile sports betting licenses; with the application deadline of November 21st just a month away. Massachusetts will have six retail sportsbooks, and up to 16 online sports betting licenses which is the most for […]

Neil Roarty  •  21 Oct 2022
Mississippi sports betting handle doubles to US$43m in September

Mississippi sports betting handle was bounced back from a poor August and September to see over 100% month-on-month growth in reaching US43.141m for September. With NBA resuming at the end of September, it would be unsurprising to see October climb above again. The result, however, was down year-on-year with handle decreasing from US$54.836m in August 2021. […]

Neil Roarty  •  21 Oct 2022
Betr to become first online sports betting operator to ban credit cards in the U.S.

Betr’s CEO Joey Levy announced at G2E Las Vegas that his company will become the first online sports betting operator in the United States of America to ban the use of credit cards to deposit. A further announcement was that Betr will enforce deposit limits on users of the application that are between the ages […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Oct 2022
New York City hits record online sports betting revenue in September | NYC smashes record GGR with $144.3m in September

New York City has recorded its highest online sports betting GGR for the month of September, since its launch in January 2022. The total GGR recorded for the month was US$143.33m, eclipsing the previous high in launch month of US$124.1m. This ultimately owed to higher margins (and less bonusing) given handle reached US$1.25bn in contrast […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Oct 2022
FuboTV to shut down its New Jersey, Iowa and Arizona sportsbook operations

FuboTV has abruptly shuttered its sports betting operation after failing to grab significant market share in any of the states in which it operates. Shareholders responded positively to the company’s decision, with shares rising double digits in early trading following the decision. Fubo’s “unique” approach looked to intertwine its streaming service with sports betting. If […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Oct 2022
CA online sports betting dealt further blow as DraftKigns and FanDuel pull back on advertising

CA online sports betting looks a distant dream as betting giants DraftKings and FanDuel Group will pull back on advertising as Proposition 27 looks as if it’s heading for defeat in early November. California online sports betting falls under Proposition 27, with retail sports betting (tribal) coming under Proposition 26. According to recent polls, both […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Oct 2022
Study suggests Indiana could look at online gaming legalization in the future

The Indiana Gaming Commission has taken a step closer to legalizing online gaming and casino after releasing a 103-page-study commissioned from Spectrum Gaming Group. The report considers a wide range of factors across the report, from policy through to revenue forecasts and employment impacts as well as more specific issues such as anti-money-laundering practice, responsible […]

Neil Roarty  •  13 Oct 2022
Massachusetts online sports betting could be live by March Madness

Following a Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting in Friday, it’s all but confirmed that MA online sports betting will not launch in time for the 2023 Super Bowl. While there was bad news for online operators, the Commission did set a timeline for a retail launch, with 29th January 2023 being pencilled as the initial date […]

Neil Roarty  •  10 Oct 2022