Premier League season kicks off, NY Mobile Bids Due
Every Monday, our “What’s on Tap” series provides a look at the coming week in the world of sports betting. Come here for a recap of upcoming financial events, legislative and regulatory meetings, industry conferences, the best games scheduled for the week and much more. Also check out our weekly Get a Grip and Wide World of Gambling at US Bets review for a look back at relevant news from the past week.
Monday August 9
New York Mobile Sports Betting Deadline
Over the past month, top sports betting executives have been working feverishly to prepare bids for the tightly-watched mobile sports betting competitive auction process in New York City. When the winners are announced around Christmas Day, the New York Gaming Commission is expected to award mobile sports betting licenses to at least two platform providers and four operators. New York offers are due Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET. Major sports bets such as DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM are expected to submit bids before Monday’s deadline. The best books might even come together and form a “super deal”, joining forces on the same app. Sports betting technology providers (Kambi) and tribal gaming entities (Oneida Indian Nation) are also expected to participate in the bidding process. If selected, a platform vendor must pay the Commission a one-time license fee of $ 25 million.
The NYS watch is on. Tracker by @MattRybaltowski shows the latest on which top companies intend to bid to take bets in New York https://t.co/hZHQre0aIC
– Sport handle (@sports_handle) July 29, 2021
Messi enters the transfer market
Lionel Messi officially ended his Barcelona career on Sunday in a tearful press conference at Camp Nou, the club’s legendary venue. Although Messi did not indicate his next club at the time, ESPN reports that the six-time FIFA World Player of the Year has agreed to a multi-year deal with Paris-Saint Germain. The news sparked a big move in the PointsBet futures markets, where PSG became co-favorites to win the 2022 UEFA Champions League title. On Sunday afternoon, PSG established themselves as +300 co -favourites with Manchester City to win the 2022 title. Man City opened last month with +275 favorites in multiple books, ahead of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Liverpool. PSG, vice-champion of the 2020 Champions League, opened around +800. Man City are also rumored to be the best candidate to land the Argentina midfielder. In 17 seasons with Barcelona, Messi set the record for most La Liga goals, with 474, and most Champions League hat tricks (eight).
Tuesday August 10
The Phils look to extend their lead to NL East
Eight-game winners in a row, the Philadelphia Phillies took the lead in the National Eastern League over the weekend with a four-game sweep of the New York Mets, rising to the top of the divisional standings for the first time this season. Now Philadelphia (59-53) is looking to build on their lead while welcoming the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers for a key three-game series. The defending World Series champions are expected to deploy starting pitchers Max Scherzer, David Price and Julio Urias to Philadelphia. On Tuesday, the Phils will counter with Aaron Nola. At FanDuel, the Phils are +145 favorites to win the division ahead of the Mets (+170) and the Braves (+190). Bryce Harper took Friday’s victory over the Mets with an impressive 450-foot home run. As Harper touched the plate, he was greeted with MVP chants from Citizens Bank Park fans. Harper (+400) is the second pick to win the NL MVP, behind San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. (-110).
The Phillies have the best MLB record since the trade deadline (8-1).
The Phillies are now favorites to win the NL East (+115).
Zack Wheeler is now favorite to win the NL Cy Young (+225).
What a time to live.
(Ratings via @ CesarsSports)
– Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) August 9, 2021
Cunningham returns to Vegas Summer League court
Following his NBA Vegas Summer League debut, Detroit Pistons goaltender Cade Cunningham returns to the field on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets. Cunningham scored 12 points in his Summer League opener on Sunday, a 76-72 loss to Oklahoma City. Detroit finished as a five-point favorite against the Thunder at BetMGM, while the rookie point guard struggled with his outside shot, finishing 5 of 17 from the floor. Cunningham, the No.1 pick in last month’s NBA Draft, had odds of up to -8,000 to be taken with the first overall selection. On Sunday, BetMGM ranked the Pistons (+600) as favorites to win the Summer League tournament, ahead of the Knicks (+650), Trail Blazers (+750), Magic (+1000) and Warriors (+1600 ). The Pistons roster includes three other youngsters – Killian Hayes, Saddiq Bey and Sekou Doumbouya – who are expected to enjoy considerable playing time in Detroit’s rotation once the regular season begins. A fourth, Luka Garza, received the Naismith Player of the Year award last season in Iowa. Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley are set to appear in Las Vegas for the Knicks, while the Magic roster includes Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner. The latter two were selected in the Top 10 in this year’s draft.
Wednesday August 11
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Council Meeting
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will meet for a monthly meeting in Harrisburg, its last meeting before the start of the NFL regular season. Last month, the PGCB reported that operators’ overall gaming revenue hit a record $ 3.88 billion in fiscal year 2020-21, surpassing the previous mark of 2018- by more than $ 500,000. 19. The exercise runs from July 1 to June 30. In the report, sports betting revenue was $ 308.8 million, an increase of 171.6% from the previous year. As the football season approaches, Pennsylvania remains one of the nation’s largest sports betting markets.
Saturday August 14
Possible Arlington Million Final at Arlington Racecourse
When Arlington International Racecourse missed a deadline last month to request race dates for the 2022 season, it confirmed the worst fear many Chicago-area horse racing fans have: that the racetrack history is about to close its doors for good. Built in 1927, Arlington was listed for sale by Churchill Downs Inc. On Saturday, the track will host the Grade I Arlington Million, an event that is each year one of the most prestigious turf races in the world. In 2019, Eclipse Award Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar won the Million in 1: 59.44, recording the fastest race time in almost 25 years. The bid for the 326-acre property garnered considerable attention over the summer, with reports surfacing that the Chicago Bears were among the bidders.
Sunday August 15th
Man City open title defense in London
When Manchester City open their Premier League defense on Sunday, they will travel to London for a tough clash against Tottenham. Man City opened as a -165 favorite at DraftKings, with Tottenham being a steep underdog at +450. There is a +320 odds on the draw. Man City also have -165 chances of winning the Premiership, far ahead of Chelsea (+500).
Other Premier League futures at DraftKings
- Liverpool – +550
- Manchester United – +750
- Tottenham – +5000
- Arsenal – +5000
- Leicester – +5000
- Everton – +10000
- Leeds – +10000