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Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.
News Regulation Sports Betting

New AGA-Financed Report Says Illegal Gambling Costs Tax Payers $13 Billion

Bill Ordine
The American Gaming Association furthered its campaign to stem various types of illegal gambling activity — including online sports betting — that cannibalizes revenues of the industry the AGA represents, and also cheats state and local governments of gaming tax revenues, with a report that attempts to quantify how much......
News Sports Betting

Featured Long Wait for Maryland Mobile Sports Betting Apps Nearly Over

Bill Ordine
Maryland figures to be the next jurisdiction to launch online sports betting after a long and, for many, a frustrating wait following a referendum in November 2020 when voters approved sports wagering by a 2-to-1 margin. Now, nearly two years after Maryland voters gave a resounding “Yes” to sports gambling,......
Analysis News Sports Betting

Commentary: Big 2021 Sports Betting Numbers Only Tell Part of the Story

Bill Ordine
The world is still waiting for a major online sports betting venture in the U.S. to report any sizable profit. DraftKings, which is traded on the NASDAQ and is one of the most prominent sports betting operators in the U.S., reported a loss of more than $1.5 billion is 2021. It was more than $1.2...
News Sports Betting

AGA Survey: March Madness Betting in US Shifting From Bracket Pools

Bill Ordine
The proliferation of legal, regulated sports betting in the U.S. is creating a shift in betting behaviors for March Madness, according to a survey conducted by the American Gaming Association, the gaming industry’s trade group....