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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)

Nevada Gaming Commission sign off on changes to licensing rules

The Nevada Gaming Commission has agreed a number of changes to rules and regulations surrounding the state’s gaming licensing process. This is part of a continued process to streamline the state’s rules and modernize them accordingly, given some of them are very old.  Although no changes would be considered ‘substantial’, a bunch of small changes […]

Neil Roarty  •  12 Aug 2022
Washington DC council meeting brands Gambet DC as a ‘failed operation’

Washington DC’s council meeting into the apparent failure of Gambet DC has labelled Gambet and the Intralot contract for mobile wagering as a ‘failed operation’. The criticism comes as Gambet continuously falls short of projected revenue targets, and provides ‘inadequate’ returns to the State. Amongst the biggest critics was DC council chairperson Kenyan McDuffle.   […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Jul 2022
Cincinnati Bengals Pen Ohio Sports Betting Deal with Betfred USA

Following the Cincinnati Bengals applying for a sports betting licence in Ohio, the Ohio-based NFL franchise has entered a partnership with Betfred USA which will see the operator become the team’s official sports betting partner. Betfred USA has plans to launch a mobile sports betting application in the state of Ohio, pending regulatory approval from […]

Neil Roarty  •  15 Jul 2022
Indiana June sports betting handle down 17% from May

The State of Indiana has reported a June handle of US$256.3m, down 17% from May 2022. The figure is slightly up, however, in June 2021 which reported an online sports betting handle of US$218m and retail handle of US$27.9m (total US$245.9m). Taxable Adjusted Gross Revenue stood at US$15.76m, therefore generating sports wagering tax for the […]

Neil Roarty  •  14 Jul 2022
FanDuel CEO Opposes Collegiate Advertising as California Sports Betting Vote Draws Closer

FanDuel CEO Amy Howe conducted a wide-ranging interview with Contessa Brewer at SBC Summit North Americas this week, outlining clearly that FanDuel will not be promoting the brand using college athletes. This comes ahead of the pivotal California betting ballot in which part of the argument against legalized online sports betting is that it encourages […]

Neil Roarty  •  14 Jul 2022
No Immediate End in Sight for Seminole Florida Sports Betting Decision

It is unlikely that a decision will be made on the outcome of the future of online sports betting in Florida until 2023 at the earliest. The ongoing legal debate surrounds the initial decision around whether the Seminole Tribe is permitted to offer online sports betting statewide through a new tribal compact. The US Court […]

Neil Roarty  •  13 Jul 2022
Bengals Become First Team to Apply for Ohio Sports Betting License

The Cincinnati Bengals has become the first professional sporting outfit to apply for a sports betting license in Ohio. The NFL franchise has applied for both a type-A license as well as a type-B. The 2021 Super Bowl LVI runners-up became the fourth business to apply for approval as a type-A sports gaming proprietor, joining […]

Neil Roarty  •  13 Jul 2022
New York Mobile Sports Betting Reaches Record Low of $1.05bn in June

Bettors in New York City wagered US$1.05bn on mobile sports betting in June, the lowest total by month since the regulated service was launched in January. This was also matched by a record low in Gross Gaming Revenue, with just $72.4m being recorded in June 2022. GGR was down 34.1% on a month-by-month basis, down […]

Neil Roarty  •  13 Jul 2022
Massachusetts edges nearer to sports betting legalization deadline

Massachusetts lawmakers are hopeful that a conference committee of six representatives and senators could reach an agreement on a sports betting bill and have it in front of Governor Charlie Baker before the legislative session ends at the end of July. Massachusetts neighbours both New Hampshire and Rhode Island which offer legal sports betting, thus […]

Neil Roarty  •  12 Jul 2022
Maryland records record low handle of $19.1m since sports betting launch

Maryland Lottery and Gaming recorded just US$19.1m sports betting handle for the state in June, the lowest on record since the launch of legal sports betting last December. It comes as additional pressure is put on regulators to consider online sports betting. Although the downturn in handle was somewhat expected due to the North American […]

Neil Roarty  •  12 Jul 2022