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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)

Online sports betting could be coming to Vermont with new bill

Vermont has become the latest in the flurry of states to introduce bills seeking to legalize VT online sports betting, with Bill H 127. The bill was submitted and read first time on the last day of January in the House, and has now been referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs. […]

Ollie Ring  •  01 Feb 2023
New Georgia Bill seeks to legalize and regulate sports betting

The Senate of Georgia has received Bill SB 57, filed by 11 senators, seeking to legalize sports betting under the umbrella of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, who currently oversee the lottery. It would also see the creation of a separate entity, the Georgia Gaming Corporation, which under SB 57 would be defined as ‘an instrumentality […]

Ollie Ring  •  01 Feb 2023
California resident scoops $4,000,000 but is CA sports betting on the horizon?

A lucky California resident has won just shy of $4,000,000 with the SoCal Powerball on the last day of January. The winning ticket landed 5 numbers, with just the Powerball number missing to take the entire jackpot. The ticket, which matched numbers 1, 4, 12, 36 and 49 is now worth a healthy $3,987,249. Lottery […]

Ollie Ring  •  01 Feb 2023
International Betting Integrity Association adds Fanatics Betting and Gaming as latest partner

The International Betting Integrity Association has received a boost to its North American operations as Fanatics Betting and Gaming has now joined. It comes just a week after Fanatics became the first sports betting brand, in partnership with the Washington Commanders, to open a retail sports book in an NFL stadium in Maryland. What do […]

Ollie Ring  •  31 Jan 2023
New Hampshire bill introduced to legalize online casino gaming

New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced Bill SB104, looking to legalize online gaming. The bill proposes that all net proceeds from online gaming will be directed to a newly established community college education scholarship fund. The bill not only defines online gaming and casino, but it also provides the initial terms and conditions for the college education […]

Ollie Ring  •  31 Jan 2023
MGM Resorts International partner with NFLPA to promote casinos

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has announced a multi-year agreement with MGM Resorts International which will see the global brand become a hospitality and strategic partner of the association. The agreement will see the two parties namely collaborate on ‘new content and fan experiences’ with current and retired NFL players who are members […]

Ollie Ring  •  30 Jan 2023
Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches Voluntary Self-Exclusion list for sports wagering

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has announced the launch of a unique Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) list specifically for Massachusetts sports wagering, ahead of its official launch in the state on January 31st. Individuals will have an option to now self-exclude from casino gaming floors, retail and digital sportsbooks or both forms of gambling. For individuals wishing […]

Ollie Ring  •  30 Jan 2023
Legal Maryland online casino could end up in the hands of the electorate

Maryland’s new iGaming bill, SB 267, looks to leave legal online casino gaming, or iGaming, up to voters in the November 2024 ballot.  The bill, introduced by Senators Nancy King and Ron Watson would give Maryland’s State Lottery and Gaming Control Commission the authority to issue iGaming operations licenses to video lottery (machine) operators, thus […]

Ollie Ring  •  30 Jan 2023
NBA opts in to AGA’s ‘Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly’ campaign

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has agreed to join the American Gaming Association’s responsible gaming campaign called ‘Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly‘. The agreement will see the AGA and NBA provide educational resource to the sports fans on the ‘fundamentals of responsible sports wagering’ by providing turnkey resources for use by all of the […]

Ollie Ring  •  30 Jan 2023
Washington Indian Gaming Association opposes sports betting expansion once more

Following the introduction of new bipartisan bills in the Washington house and senate, the Washington Indian Gaming Association has once more come out in staunch opposition to the potential expansion of Washington sports betting outside of tribal casinos in the state.  Sports betting was legalized in the state of Washington in 2020, with activity limited […]

Ollie Ring  •  30 Jan 2023