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Ollie Ring

Sports Editor


Ollie is an experienced writer covering everything from esports to regulatory developments in the USA. He loves obscure data points and the occasional lousy parlay on 20 tennis players which inevitably loses.

Articles by Ollie Ring (52)

35 percent hold for Pennsylvania operators as the Eagles fail to soar

While the majority of the state of Pennsylvania would have been sat head in hands as a Patrick Mahomes inspired Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, the states bookmakers were doing the exact opposite. According to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, state operators took a total of $85,413,189 in wagers, and pocketed revenue of […]

Ollie Ring  •  16 Feb 2023
100,000 geolocation checks around State Farm Stadium from 8,000 sportsbook accounts says GeoComply

GeoComply has announced that it conducted a record 100 million geolocation checks across 23 states and D.C. which permit legal, online sports betting during the Super Bowl LVII weekend. The Super Bowl saw the Kansas City Chiefs edge out the Philadelphia Eagles and took place in Glendale, Arizona, making it the first Super Bowl to […]

Ollie Ring  •  13 Feb 2023
Ohio two-year state budget suggests doubling of sports betting tax rate

Ohio’s Gov. Mike DeWine is eyeing a rise in the Ohio sports betting tax despite it having been legal for just over a month. His two-year $87 billion state budget has headlines of ‘no income tax cuts’, but a ‘tax hike buried’, according to local news outlet State News. Where will the Ohio tax revenue […]

Ollie Ring  •  13 Feb 2023
AGA issues scathing response to proposed federal sports betting advertising ban

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has issued a statement lambasting Rep. Tonko’s proposed Betting on our Future Act. The proposal, modeled on the  Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act seeks to change the law by ‘making it unlawful to advertise a sportsbook on any medium of electronic communication subject to jurisdiction of the Federal Communications […]

Ollie Ring  •  13 Feb 2023
Is online casino back on the menu in Illinois?

Sen. Cristina Castro has introduced Senate Bill 1656 in Illinois, proposing the creation of the Internet Gaming Act. The bill would authorize an internet gaming operator to offer Illinois internet gaming in accordance with the act’s provisions. Sen. Castro had her 2021 attempt at legalizing online casino dismissed, and this marks her latest attempt. What […]

Ollie Ring  •  13 Feb 2023
Hawaii seeks to ban casino advertising, and tax gambling vacations

A Hawaii Senate committee has approved Senate Bill 935, filed by Sen. Stanley Chang which seeks to ban casino advertising in the state. The bill specifically made reference to the state of Nevada, and Boyd Gaming Corp properties – but in moving the bill to the full Senate, it has removed specific reference to Nevada […]

Ollie Ring  •  12 Feb 2023
Hopes of Hawaii legalized sports betting quickly drifting

Hawaii’s House Committee met to discuss Rep. John Mizuno’s Bill H.B. No. 344  and have subsequently deferred the bill, dashing hopes of legalized sports betting in Hawaii in the short to medium term. The deferral of the bill means Committee Chair Rep. Daniel Holt has the chance to recall it to committee at a later […]

Ollie Ring  •  12 Feb 2023
Rep. Paul Tonko introduces the Betting on our Future Act, looks to ban all sports betting advertisments

Rep. Paul Tonko of Amsterdam has introduced the Betting on our Future Act at a Federal level in the United States seeking to ban all sports betting advertising. In a guest editorial, he writes “I introduced the Betting on our Future Act legislation to ban these predatory sports betting advertisements from our airwaves and our […]

Ollie Ring  •  11 Feb 2023
Oklahoma legalized sports betting bill moves to second reading

Oklahoma is in the minority of states with no legalized sports betting. This could, however, be set to change after House Bill 1027 was referred for second reading to Appropriations and Budget on 7th February 2023. The bill had first reading on 6th February, and was authored by Republican Rep. Ken Luttrell late last year. […]

Ollie Ring  •  09 Feb 2023
2 Massachusetts casinos could already have breached regulator sports betting rules

Legalized sports betting went live in the state of Massachusetts just last week and two of the three sportsbooks are under investigation into potential breaches of gambling regulations. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission are set to meet Thursday, and points on the MGC’s agenda for the meeting suggest that both Plainridge Park Casino and Encore Boston […]

Ollie Ring  •  09 Feb 2023